Beth Pinyerd Articles

An educator’s heart

BY BETH PINYERD OPINION — I would like to share a very special heartfelt tribute in Classroom Observer this week for a teacher and principal who was truly a light and pillar for the Opelika Community over many years. This is a tribute of gratitude to Miss Virginia...

Parades, hearts and honesty

CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPINION — After living in Mobile for so many years, I want to say Happy Mardi Gras to Classroom Observer readers by tossing you a moon pie and saying, “I Love You to the Moon and Back!”Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the world. Parades...

How many more weeks of winter?

BY BETH PINYERD CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPINION — Today is of historical interest, as it marks the anniversary of the first meeting of the United States Supreme Court on Feb. 1, 1790. The Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the land, consisting of nine...

Winter needs snow, soup, sleep, sharing

BY BETH PINYERD CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPINION —My little dog, Cookie, keeps this fur Mom on a regular routine and schedule. At 6 a.m. she wakes me up for her morning walk. She and I go through the seasons of early morning walks which I love as I see the light of...

Carol in the holiday season

BY BETH PINYERD OPINION — Over the past few weeks in preschools throughout the community, children have been joyfully singing in the Christmas...

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Seeing and appreciating winter all around

Classroom Observer

Children reflect the wonder of the season OPINION — In putting up Christmas and holiday bulletin boards, reading Christ-mas stories, singing...

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Seeing and appreciating winter all around

Classroom Observer

Lights of holiday love between children and the elderly BY BETH PINYERD OPINION — This week, we as families gather together to celebrate a year of...

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Seeing and appreciating winter all around

Classroom Observer

Twas the week before Thanksgiving OPINION — We early childhood teachers love this time of year. “Lest You Forget” is a way to connect our...

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Home and Harvest Go Together

Home and Harvest Go Together

OPINION —There is just something about the cool weather of fall which turns our hearts and family expectations to home. I call Opelika, Alabama, my...

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Celebrate Each Autumn Day

BY BETH PINYERD It is beginning to look like Autumn in the faces of young children. Smiles, more energy, cool air, beautiful Autumn leaves and...

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