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

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.[...]
Loose parts in the block center
Here are some of the loose parts we keep in our block center. We keep four buckets of tools for[...]
The Solution is Within You – A Free 3-part Video Series
You are invited to a very special three-part video series for early childhood educatorsby Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.Over the past 6[...]
Two simple sign-in routines for pre-k
Every single morning, when the children arrive to school, there are two different sign-in routines. Both of the routines are[...]
Play-based learning doesn’t come home in a backpack
Play-based learning doesn’t come home in a backpackby Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.My students have been with me for two weeks now[...]
The number one way to get students to listen to you
The number one way to get students to listen to you.by Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.​As I stood and watched the boys[...]
How to help children learn through play
How to help children learn through playby Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.On the second day of school, one of my Pre-K students[...]
How the camera lens can change your view in preschool 
I have had the honor of working in multiple forms of childcare. From preschools, to in home daycare's, to babysitting,[...]
How to find those smiles on the first day of school.
How to find those smiles on the first day of school.by Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.My pre-k class gathered around me for[...]
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.[...]