One of my favorite tools to spark enthusiastic learning all around the classroom is a set of magnifying glasses. Over the years, my teachers and I have discovered fun ways [...]
To answer the question, "Should young children raise their hands?" the best place to start is by taking a look at what happens when they do raise their hands. Raising [...]
A fun story and activity to explore candy canes in preschool! I want to tell you about how Ms. Lauren introduced the children to their very own invisible candy canes [...]
I always enjoy designing my own curriculum based on my student's development, interests, and experiences I want to provide and I love how Scholastic's magazines gives me a fabulous resource to share with my students and yet still allows room for us to take the concepts being presented in a way that makes sense or is interesting to us.
How you can be intentional using developmentally appropriate morning routines I know - calendar time is a tradition. It's something you've probably always done. It's something that you just never want [...]
Every morning after the children come to preschool, we settle into our morning group time and talk about the weather. It's been interesting how much learning takes place and how much growth and development I have seem stem from this simple process of documenting and talking about the weather.
Rainbows are such a wonderful way to review and explore color and color mixing. As part of our exploration of rainbows, we invited the children to put together these simple felt rainbow puzzles.
With the winter days still around, it is nice to bring a little color into the classroom right now. This past week we have been exploring oranges and we definitely had [...]
I have a little guy in my classroom that is always talking to me about a treasure he has found here or there and what goes well with treasure? Why a treasure map! Inspired by my little guys interest in treasure and treasure maps, we went on a simple exploration of a broad range of maps.
I want my group times to be all about building community and in my mind, building community is all about being close together, being engaged in the process, being aware of each other as needed, and making any necessary adjustments as we go along.