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Projects Left Unfinished Saddens A Teacher During Covid19

May 24, 2020 in News - Updates, Nurturing the Child

When I left my classroom in March I didn’t think that would be the last time I would be in the classroom with all my wonderful preschoolers. I didn’t know that would be the last time I would see their smiling faces. The last time I would get to hug them. The last time we would be learning together in person. The last time I would see the excitement on their faces when they entered the classroom.
Today I walked into my classroom filled with projects left unfinished, crayons and glue sticks half-used, untold stories, empty playgrounds, missed moments and unmade memories. Packing it all up before the year is complete is sad, it is frustrating, and it is hard.
Right now this classroom is where time stands still, but it will become a classroom where time moves again. It will be a day to celebrate, share stories, create art, ask questions, and learn together. I can’t wait for the day we are all together again❤️

Sarah Smith Ginese

My daughter-in-law shared this on her Facebook wall recently. Sarah is a great mom and I know she relished spending the special time in the lock down with her own kids but this shows her heart as a teacher. 

Can you relate to Sarah? How did you cope with the Covid19 lock down? How did you juggle home, online teaching and following up with your own children learning online? Please share in the comments below. It can be funny too, I may share my teacher daughter in-laws funny stories in another post.

Thanks for all you do for Children

Be Healthy & Safe


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Who will lead them?

October 21, 2015 in Nurturing the Child

Nathan Walking crop

This picture reminds me of the awesome job we have of leading our little ones. We give our young children just enough freedom to explore and discover. And by our example we use reins of love and compassion to gently direct our preschoolers to keep them safe and on the right path. Many times we have to be firm especially at the beginning of the school year or with our own children so they know who is the loving and all knowing boss. Children feel safe when they know who is in charge.

I love these little sponges and their awe of life. It is such a privilege to be able to influence and shape their little lives. Sometimes it is very frustrating when we have that certain child who continually needs correction and disrupts the whole class or as parents, the peace in our homes.  I just wanted to remind you that you are being watched by all the little eyes around you. They see and feel the way you treat each and everyone. We need to fill and refuel our professional and emotional tanks. Encourage and be encouraged by  your fellow teachers, parents, co-workers and ultimately by a loving God this year. It really is more blessed to give than to receive.

Do not harm…words are powerful, choose them wisely and if you mess up, ask for forgiveness from adults and the kids.  Below is the story of how Moses hands off the baton to Joshua to lead the children of Israel. In particular look at verse 15.

Have an awesome year, take care of your little sheep, you are blessed!

Joshua to Succeed Moses

12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites. 13 After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, 14 for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes.” (These were the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.)

15 Moses said to the Lord, 16 “May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community 17 to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”

18 So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership,[a] and lay your hand on him. 19 Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence. 20 Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him. 21 He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the Lord. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in.”

22 Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly. 23 Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the Lord instructed through Moses. Numbers 27: 12-23

Other posts that may encourage you: Meeting of the Two Year Old Mind! Also includes “Toddlers Rules on Ownership” Here’s a fun active song about going to school with printable PDF.

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Have an awesome year!

Ms. Dawn 

Happy Global Handwashing Day!

October 13, 2013 in Children's Health Education

So here you are looking for some creative ways to show the kids how to wash their hands and The Singing Nurse wants to help.  Teaching our preschoolers and young children about proper hand washing is a great start to living a happy and healthy life.  When we are knowledgeable about being healthy and not spreading our germs we are being good neighbors too. I have gathered some of my own hand washing posts and would love to share other great resource from cyberspace to help you with your preparations. 

Yes, Oct. 15th is set aside by the CDC as “Global Handwashing Day” It is so true that many illnesses and deaths are being prevented by good hand washing. 

This is the link to the CDC where you will find loads of info.

I love this video about hand washing in India, they make a hand washing contraption that is very creative. Try and make this with your older kids, it would make a wonderful science project. 

Post by The Singing Nurse:

 ♥ Cool Hand Washing Videos
 ♥ Cool Books about Hand Washing
 ♥ Hand Washing Activity eBook
 ♥ Fun Green Germ Activity
 ♥ Hand Print and Washing Fun
 ♥ Family Germ Game

Happy Global Handwashing Day to you!

Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse

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Singing Nurse, Singing Nurse, Where Did You Go?

April 2, 2013 in Creative Adventures, God - Faith - Hope - Love

Happy Spring to you all!

Singing Nurse, Singing Nurse, Where did you go?

Dawn Ginese, May 29, 2011

Singing nurse, singing nurse, where did you go?

I went for a walk, on a country road

So I threw on my sneakers, I had to get it moving

Gail said you go, I’ll go too, so I grabbed my camera, and off I flew

 Singing nurse, singing nurse, what did you see?

I saw an old brown bull, looking at me

His hair was really shaggy, he was quite cute

He really didn’t mind, my photo shoot

Singing nurse, singing nurse, what did you hear?

The birds were a chirping, the lambs were a baaing

The frogs were a croaking, the bees were a buzzing

The cows were a mooing, need I say more

I’d highly recommend it, going outdoors


Singing nurse, singing nurse, what did you feel?

The warmth on my face, blood moving through my veins

I was a bit distracted, by all created things

Cuz winged bugs in flowers, were looking up at me

On my way back, a little turtle seemed stuck

I gave a little nudge, so he wouldn’t be mush

Yes, all in all, my walk was a treat

With all the signs of spring, blooming at my feet


Have a great Spring and Summer, remember to drink fluids, wear sunscreen(not too much sun) and check for ticks!

Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse

A few more signs of spring….

…………………………..My church in spring…                                                      Awesome flowers enjoying the bloom…

A view from my deck….zoomed of course…

To hear some songs about critters and being healthy click here.