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A Teacher’s Perspective: How Being A Teacher Is Making Me A Better Mom

We started a series called "A Teacher's Perspective" to share the thoughts of our TPK team with you. This week, Jessie Mallett has written about her journey as a teacher and a mom. She teaches our 2 1/2's class, the youngest group in our school.    How Being A Teacher Is Making Me A Better [...]

By | Fri, Feb 28, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Teacher’s Perspective: Teaching about Love

We blog on a regular basis on many differing topics related to raising preschoolers. I am glad to start a new mini series of blogs called “A Teacher's Perspective”. You will enjoy hearing perspectives and nuggets of wisdom from different teachers in our building and on a variety of subjects. We are kicking off this week [...]

By Christa Roan| Fri, Feb 7, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Not another snow day… What can I do with my kids today??

Moms, have you ever watched the snow fall outside, knowing you were going to have your kids home from school, and wondered how you were going to keep them occupied? Us too. It takes a little more creativity to think of ways to keep your children productively busy in the winter… so here are some [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Jan 24, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

New Years’ Resolutions…no, Vision for my family for the New Year

It’s that time again…resolution time.  You may have already made and broken some and are ready to give up again but let me encourage you to think some more. I also want you to think about recasting resolutions into a vision for your year or at least goals for the year. The concept of resolutions [...]

By Cheryl Hammond| Fri, Jan 10, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What to Know About Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conference days are coming up! In today's blog post, we wanted to tell you three things we think you need to know about conferences.   Arrive with some time to spare! Factor in some margin so you can arrive, check your child into the childcare provided here, and get to your child’s [...]

By | Fri, Nov 8, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

And Elisha said, “Send Me a Musician”

Glen is a long term TPK dad and grandad.  Both of his boys attended preschool here back in the early 2000’s.  Now, he has the privilege again of sending his granddaughter to TPK.  Music is a large part of his life that he is excited to share with all of you! Music is a powerful [...]

By Glen Ledeboer| Fri, Nov 1, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Noticing – a way of increasing your child’s inner motivation

As we continue to implement Conscious Discipline in our classrooms, the TPK staff been working to raise our awareness of how often we use the phrases “Good job!” or “I like the way_____ is doing _____.”  We are consciously replacing those phrases with noticing exactly what your children are doing.  We ask ourselves if a [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Sep 27, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What do they do all day??

My mom opened my backpack and noticed that it was empty again.  She asked what I did at school and I said “I don’t know.”  But, I did know.  I did so much I didn’t know where to start.  Over the next few hours though, she heard all about it… My day started with finding [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Sep 13, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cultivating a Sharing Attitude: Sarah Hamaker

There’s something in the air this time of year that brings out the selfishness in our kids. You’ve probably seen your preschooler become more possessive of her dolls or your toddler say the word, “Mine!” with emphasis more. And you definitely don’t want to see the eruptions when you insist your child share his toys [...]

By Sarah Hamaker| Fri, Dec 21, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to (really!) enjoy the Christmas season more with your kids this year!

It’s never too late (or too early) to start celebrating the true meaning of Christmas with your preschooler! At  Truro Church and at all Anglican churches, we believe observing advent is a way to help us do that against all odds. Advent is “a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant [...]

By Anne Bronaugh| Fri, Dec 7, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|