Thursday, December 4, 2008

Brief Pause in Posting

I am moving - I started moving two days after Thanksgiving. I am just moving to the next town over but I am exhausted. After a day of teaching and then packing and unpacking, I just can't find the time to post. And I can't find my camera - I am sure it is in one box or another. So hang in there - I have much to write about and will have a new post soon. I miss writing them - I really do...and reading your comments. Susan Dyer


My Child's Diary said...

Hey Susan,
Good luck with your unpacking. I hope you have lots of happy memories in your new place. Just wanted to let you know that somebody here waits patiently for your return, though misses your posts. Cheers, Miri

Hannah said...

Good luck with moving! That is enough to tire out anyone. When you have a chance to post again, I have a question about your blog. If I leave a comment after an older post, especially a few days (or weeks) after it is posted, will you know that I've left a comment? I don't quite know how that works...

Here is the question I would leave after the "make your own playdough" post: how much of a mess is expected out of kids when doing an activity like this? How do they clean up if they spill flour/salt/water? And do they take the playdough they make home with them? Thanks!

Teresa said...

Wow, you sound really busy, especially at this time of year.

We look forward to reading your future posts, hope the moving goes well for you!

Susan Y. Dyer said...

Okay - answers to play-doh questions - it is a messy activity and sometimes they don't measure the amounts correctly. I always have the children wear aprons, put down placemats to cover the table, etc. The making a mess part though is part of the lesson. If a child pours to much water in a flower vase it spills over. That is like this work and also it is like any science project. So return again and again to measuring, mixing and if the mixture is not just right having the child determine whether it needs more water or more flour. Also, I have included in my classroom newsletter that children are making their own play-doh and will be bringing it home in baggies so to check their bags. I also tell the children never to use the playdoh at home with out permission as their parents may want them to only use it on certain tables. Got to go the truck is here. Oh yes, I review all my posts often to see if any comments are added to old posts - so if you want to add a comment to a post I wrote last Feb. go ahead and I will respond if needed.


Susan Dyer
The Moveable Alphabet

Annicles said...

I have looked at your post breifly over the past few months but never really delved. This week it has been my addiction. I have read every post, many times and for amy different reasons. I have taken notes, looked at photos as large as they can go to see the detail of your classroom, read and reread your reasons for providing the activities you provide. I feel I have learned more from your blog than I did frim my training. I could and did, rad all the theory myself. What is fascinating is seeing the theory being lived out and childrens' lives being permanatly enriched. I am just finishing my first term as a teacher and I have been on an incredible journey and I want you to know that your blog has helped me immeasurably. It is wise, helpful and inspiring.

Thank you


Susan Y. Dyer said...

Thank you for your generous comments...I will be up and posting again in a day or two and will have much to write about.

Susan Dyer
The Moveable Alphabet

MoziEsmé said...

Hope your moving is going well!

My Child's Diary said...

Dear Susan,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Warmly, Miri