Teachers are always busy, even in the summer!

During the summer our teachers do take time connecting with family and catching up on other projects at home.  But they also put many hours in for continuous learning.  

From reading books, taking webinars, virtual classes, listening to podcasts, connecting in virtual groups with other educators.  We believe good educators are also continual learners.  And at Green Pastures we are committed to being good learners, and bringing our best to the classroom.
This year not only are we committed to staying current with best practices in Early Childhood Education we are also committed to staying connected with health and safety updates as it relates to Covid – 19.  

At times it may not seem like much is happening.  There are still many unanswered questions about schools next year.  But we want you to know that behind the scenes a lot of work is still being done.  

We are so thankful for the continued efforts of our preschool board to do the hard work and navigate new guidelines.   We are thankful for all the early childhood trainers that have transitioned to providing virtual support and ways to connect with others as we learn together, navigating this season.  We are thankful for platforms like Zoom that allow us to stay connected and communicating regularly as a staff.

We appreciate all our preschool families.  We value your input and feedback as we seek to find the best way to serve our children and families well. 

by Ms. Joy



Today my 10 year old decided he wanted to bake a cake for his creative learning time.  While we don’t really need cake in our house, it was important to say yes to cake baking.

One of my favorite go to cakes is the Simple Butter Cake from Susie Quick, Quick Simple Food.  We usually have all ingredients on hand.  It makes an 8-inch round one layer cake that can be served simple with a dusting of powdered sugar, fancy with some strawberries and whipped cream or even iced and decorated by the kid who baked it.

The great thing about baking is while kids are having fun they are learning real life skills, measuring, pouring, sifting, mixing.  And they are working on fine motor skills. 

Start where they are at, not where you want them to be.  Expect a mess and even some mistakes.  Remember the goal isn’t a perfect cake.  It’s the fun and learning in the process of making a cake.