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 [...]
At the beginning of every school year, I am often asked, “How much time should I plan to spend in circle time?” My quick answer is always the same: Circle [...]
For the life of me, I cannot sit crisscross-applesauce with my hands in my lap. My legs were not designed to bend in sharp angles and I always move my [...]
The weather here has been all over the place from well below freezing to beautiful blankets of snow. I am not a fan of the freezing but the snow.... well [...]
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 [...]
When a preschooler speaks out during circletime, is that an interruption or an interaction? Stick with me on this post for the next few minutes and then decide for yourself! When [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
We read the book "Ten Little Caterpillars" by Bill Martin Jr. then enjoyed a little counting and patterning of our own ten little caterpillars!