Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

My name is Deborah and I am thrilled that you stopped by.

There is much to see on this blog and my hope is that you will take your time to look around and be inspired by all the wonderful photos, ideas, tips, and information I have shared from my own classroom. 

While I am not in the classroom, you can find me in the Honey Bee Hive: Helping teachers thrive in classrooms of ages three to five!

Recent Articles

Invest time in pretend play and watch the learning begin!
Pretend play inspires imagination... that's where the learning really begins. Our preschoolers are developing their interest and abilities in pretend[...]
Five tips for asking inspiring Questions of the Day
Are your questions inspiring the children? Now that the children have settled into our morning routine, it is time to[...]
Learning about real life through small world play
What is small world play? Small world play is an activity where you create a miniature real life scene using[...]
The best apple pies ever: see how we made them!
The fall season is here and that means two words... Apple Pie! This day has by far been my  favorite[...]
Putting together our art portfolios
Our students have loved using dot dabbers, so that's what we used to decorate their portfolios! We started our morning[...]
DIY bunny game
After 3 baby bunnies visited, we created a game to keep them around. One of our students brought in 3 of[...]
Discovering spectacular things in preschool
We read a book this week that inspired us to hunt for our own spectacular things. This past week we[...]
Rainy day inspiration in preschool
Thanks to a rainy day, we were inspired... We had our whole day planned out. From the book we read[...]
Pressed flower art in pre-k
Our Pre-K class spent the week exploring, creating, and dissecting flowers. After reading, 'Rose's Garden' by Peter Reynolds, flowers really[...]
Construction truck sensory play
This idea was inspired by one of my students who loves construction trucks. When one of my students came up[...]
Turning loose parts into art
Who would have thought that giving the students a basket full of loose parts would spark an artistic masterpiece. The[...]
Planting our class tree
I don’t know about you all, but its raining acorns over here! So, we decided to plant a class tree.[...]
Invest time in pretend play and watch the learning begin!
Pretend play inspires imagination... that's where the learning really begins. Our preschoolers are developing their interest and abilities in pretend[...]
Five tips for asking inspiring Questions of the Day
Are your questions inspiring the children? Now that the children have settled into our morning routine, it is time to[...]
Learning about real life through small world play
What is small world play? Small world play is an activity where you create a miniature real life scene using[...]
The best apple pies ever: see how we made them!
The fall season is here and that means two words... Apple Pie! This day has by far been my  favorite[...]