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 [...]
Rainbows are all the buzz when it comes to my classroom during March. On any given day, I come across all kinds of rainbows and they are absolutely beautiful! As [...]
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 [...]
Discovering the power of very own energy! Our energetic students were surprised to find out that they have real energy flowing through their bodies. Although you can explore energy anytime [...]
A great way to incorporate movement and practice memory recall with numbers! The number line is a very simple game that invites the children to use their whole bodies. As [...]
Who knew that number lines could be so much fun? Well my students and I found out just how much fun they can be during one of our recent math [...]
There are so many skills that can be fostered and mastered through the cooking process. Look for recipes your students can get involved in and enjoy the wonderful benefits of cooking together.
With spring upon us, I was chomping at the bit to start exploring bugs, flowers, gardening - you know - all that springy stuff but my students had a different idea in mind. They wanted to do a Skeleton Day! So smack in the middle of our first week of spring, we stopped to explore the skeletons inside our bodies.
Handprint rainbow painting is an idea that has definitely been around for awhile but to each new class of preschool students, it is still a new idea.
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.