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All posts by Erin Argie, BDS Preschool Director

How to protect your children from the winter weather elements


Keeping young children safe and warm during the winter is a team effort. Young children are unaware of the dangers of extreme cold weather and more likely to lose body heat more quickly than adults....
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April Showers bring…Spring Conferences


For all, April will bring warmer weather filled with sunshine, flowers, green grass, and spending time outdoors. For teachers and parents, April will bring SPRING CONFERENCES. As a parent and former...
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Promoting a love for reading: for preschoolers & beyond


When does a love for reading begin? The sooner the better would be the consensus among all experts and educators in the field. Listed below are several ways to promote a love for reading in a...
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Think Win-Win: Everyone Can Win (4th installment in the “Leader in Me” series)


Would you believe me if I said everyone can win? You should, because in a classroom setting this is the only way to build community. This doesn’t mean that every child needs fairness; it means...
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“Put First Things First” – Work, then Play!


Ask any kindergartner their favorite subject in school and you would inevitably hear the word “recess.” Not a subject, you say? Well, when you think about it, recess is a vital part of any young...
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Begin with the End in Mind-Have a Plan


(The following is another installment in a series authored by Brookridge Day School teacher Erin Argie.  She discusses good habits as found in The Leader in Me program.) Think about the last goal...
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The role of technology in the classroom – from a teacher’s perspective


When I was younger, an hour of screen time meant we all huddled around the one television located in our living room to watch a show that our parents wanted to watch. Nowadays, the “one”...
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Helping your child learn to write creatively


Kindergarten writing is a balancing act. Not only does it take time, strength, and encouragement…it also takes patience. Many of these young five and six year olds come in knowing how to write a...
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Be Proactive: You’re in Charge


The journey of Leader in Me begins as soon as my kindergartners enter the room on the first day of the school year at Brookridge Day School. The steps involved in this program are not meant to be...
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Leadership and your child: Big Leaders Come in Small Packages


What defines a leader? Do you define them as someone who imparts wisdom, leaves a legacy, or plays a big role in your life? How does one become a leader? Are they born into this status, do they learn...
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Classroom size DOES matter!


  My teaching career began nine years ago in classroom with a 1:28 ratio. Twenty-eight second graders… hard to believe that I had more students in my classroom than they employ on a major...
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