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Reviewing colors through process art

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Late in the school year, this preschool class began a simple process that led to reviewing colors but it actually turned out to be so much more. On the Table On the table, the children found good quality paper, red tape, and scissors. The instructions were simple. Cut pieces of [...]

Celebrating summer birthdays at the end of the school year

By |May 15th, 2019|

Throughout the school year, we celebrated the children's birthdays but what about those summer birthdays? I have quite a few birthdays that fall right after school gets out and the children have been plotting out who's coming to who's birthday party. Listening to their plotting and planning has been quite [...]

Celebrating Memory Day in PreK!

By |May 12th, 2019|

During the last few weeks of PreK, I can feel the difference in my classroom. The children are all a buzz with kindergarten talk and they can barely focus on ANYTHING else! I love their excitement and want to send them off with happy memories of each other and their [...]

Join us online for the 2019 Outdoor Discover Conference on April 25, 2019!

By |April 16th, 2019|

The Discover Conference is a series of online conferences designed to bring in top experts to help early childhood teachers from all backgrounds have the very best early childhood indoor and outdoor educational experiences through play and exploration. Each Discover Conference focuses on one specific topic. Our last [...]

What does outdoor learning really look like?

By |April 14th, 2019|

What does outdoor learning really look like? Does it look like children sitting down quietly reading a children’s book? Does it look like children eagerly listening to the teacher as he or she explains how to plant a seed? Or does it look like children taking their time to [...]

Swap Out Your Teacher Basket for a Picnic Basket

By |April 11th, 2019|

If you read my two last posts where I shared 10 wonderful ways to take the learning outside, then you might be inspired to drop everything and get outside OR you might be thinking, “ “Deborah, we have so many things we need to accomplish indoors, that we just [...]

Five More Wonderful Ways to Take Learning Outside

By |April 10th, 2019|

In my last post, I shared with you the first five ways to take learning outside but there is even more you can do. Let’s dive into number six through ten. #6 Artful Explorations Don’t be afraid to bring some of your art supplies outdoors. Set up [...]

Five Wonderful Ways to Take Learning Outside!

By |April 9th, 2019|

This quote by Cathy James of NurtureStore beautifully sums up how to take the learning outside… Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children. Anything we can do to make learning more [...]

If your students are bored, hand them a bucket!

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Even with the best playground equipment, young children can start to get bored outside and boredom leads to the kind of play that can drive you nutty. You know, the kind of play that ultimately leads someone to tears. Anytime I see a bored kid on my playground, [...]

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