I have a nice collection of holiday trinkets that I have built up over my years of teaching and these trinkets make wonderful loose parts for play and exploration around [...]
Today's invitation to make a simple pattern was connected to our recent exploration of circles...
We are always using our hands to hold things so I set up an invitation to explore how many things our paper hands (or real hands) can hold at the math table.
I made up a little high five game on our clip boards for the children to try. My goal was to encourage the children to explore a little counting in the process and it worked out fabulously! Read all about it on my blog!
I love offering the children everyday, simple things, like Qtips, to design and create with. I always hope that by supplying the children common household products, they might even be inspired to try the activities at home.
The flannel board is such a great teaching tool when you think outside the box a bit. This week, we turned the flannel board into a raindrop measuring graph!
As each new school year comes around, I add a little something here and there to spruce up the learning environment and to give me a little new inspiration in [...]
Dominoes are a wonderful tool for play and I have a collection of dominoes that I pull out every school year for the children to explore. On this particular day, the children spent time tinkering with dominoes on our tinker table...
Over the past four years, I have blogged off and on about our math bags so I thought I would bring a little update to our use of the math [...]
Lids are a wonderful resource to invite all kinds of early learning and development. We spent the day learning with LOTS of lids in our preschool classroom!