I am constantly making small changes to my classroom. As I see the children have lost interest in a certain center or basket of items that I have out to explore then I begin looking at what I might need to do to bring back new interest. Do I need to change the items that are in the baskets? Do I need to rework the space so there is more room for play? Do I need to give the children more time to play? Do I need to model play just a bit so I can inspire new interest? So many questions to consider when setting up centers and then keeping them fresh and interesting throughout the school year.
The classroom environment is what I spend more time on as a teacher than anything else for I know the classroom environment is like a second teacher. The classroom environment affects learning, behavior, skill development, and all things related to having a happy and healthy early learning experience for both the child and the teacher.
I have shared about classroom set up, classroom centers, or classroom management in the articles shared below...
My favorite tips for finding resources for the Preschool Classroom at either no cost or low cost!
Learning how to wash hands with a hand washing station! A fun way to explore and learn about the simple everyday processes in your classroom!
As part of our summer book study on Challenging Behaviors, we are discussing self-regulation today! It is the number one skills for success in school and life!
Come and join us for our Summer Blog Book Study. This summer, we are talking all about challenging behaviors in the classroom! Don’t miss it!
Plastic Easter eggs inspire this post about what kinds of things you choose to add and keep in your classroom!
I hope my new students are just as excited to come to my classroom as my grandsons were today. I hope they want to explore, examine, and discover the things that I am in the process of preparing for them. But mostly, I hope that I will remember to tell my students all the good and positive things that I notice about what they are doing as we work together to learn about our classroom and build our community.