Guest Blogger – Stephanie Hiday

Preschoolers and Scissors By: Stephanie Hiday   One of the first skills I introduce my preschoolers to is scissor cutting. You should see the excitement and sheer amazement on my littles faces when I hand them a pair of scissors. For many, it is the first time they have been entrusted with this tool. It’s … [Read more…]

Guest Blogger – Sarah Yergler

Quick Handwriting Tip for little fingers by Sarah Yergler If your child has a poor pencil grasp, here is a quick tip on how to work on correcting it! Look at the first picture of a child’s pencil grasp using a whole crayon. Now, after breaking the tip off of a crayon and giving the … [Read more…]

Ah, July!

The month before school begins. A month of fresh garden veggies. A month of long hot days. The month Kindergarten Countdown takes place. Kindergarten? In the summer? Well, kinda. Kindergarten Countdown is a month long time for children getting ready to go into kindergarten to prepare for school. They get the chance to get to … [Read more…]

Julie Meitzler, Guest Blog

On May 29, the BHES staff waved as  631 Kindergarten – Fourth Grade Students left Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School for the summer. I have been sending kids off for the summer for 29 years.  I have to admit, I often tear up or even have  streams of tears running down my face when the buses pull … [Read more…]