After a long winter's nap, it was time to wake up our bears. The children were super excited to wake up their bears but if you're going to wake up your bear, you better be prepared for a big day ahead!
There was a time in my teaching career when I spent the majority of my preparation time researching and writing out my daily lesson plans. This was time well spent, make [...]
These DIY robots are hours of fun! School starts back up for me at the very end of August but today, my youngest grandson, age 21/2, and I decided to spend [...]
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...
We spent lots of time throughout the school year and through a variety of classroom centers and activities developing our pouring skills in preschool!
These awesome large cardboard spools are terrific for use as tools for play in all content areas!
Let's tale a stroll down the popping path!
Play is a critical part of early learning and yet it is easy to overlook the complex learning that is taking place and dismiss child's play as nothing but "just play."
If you want to add a little spark of curiosity to your classroom, then pick up a few Christmas boxes and you will have the simplest holiday invitation to play ever.
My preschoolers enjoyed spending time exploring pumpkin seeds and playing with pumpkin seed play dough!