There is a new edition of Early Childhood Research and Practice out; I'm looking forward to that reading this weekend.
We are starting jobs in the classroom in January, and I have been thinking about this article from Teaching Young Children about a "Problem Solver" job. We would have to work together and discuss the role before implementing it, but I see the potential for some children.
I got to visit family on the east coast for the holidays, and my three-year-old niece has become a book lover. I got to hear her "reading" The Night Before Christmas; we read Pete the Cat together and then watched the video; and I gave her and her sister two of my favorites: Lost and Found and Hattie and the Fox.
Lastly, I have a few ideas up my sleeve for the new year, and I hope to be posting regularly. I do, however, plan to put most of my energy towards this final semester of my Master's program. I hope you'll continue to visit and share your thoughts in 2012! Happy New Year!