I always enjoy designing my own curriculum based on my student’s development, interests, and experiences I want to provide and I love how Scholastic’s magazines gives me a fabulous resource to share with my students and yet still allows room for us to take the concepts being presented in a way that makes sense or is interesting to us.
See why displaying and using visual behavior charts is risky business in the classroom and what the alternatives might be.
Every teacher will find inspiration through the beautiful works of Meri Cherry!
Today’s invitation to make a simple pattern was connected to our recent exploration of circles…
Our preschool age students (ages three and four) have spent their first two weeks in preschool exploring the different tools they can and will continue to use in preschool. A tool they used this week was the ever popular squeeze bottle filled with colorful glue… You can’t go into this process with the mindset that […]
One thing I didn’t think to spend any quality time on at the beginning of last school year was building back pack skills. As the school year went by, it seemed that I was constantly having to help my students stay organized and inevitably, papers were always being left in cubbies or dropped on the […]
I know – calendar time is a tradition. It’s something you’ve always done. It’s something that you just never want to give up. I get that. But as you can see in my photos, there is no calendar on our morning greeting boards… I recently participated in a discussion on Bam Radio with Rae Pica, Amanda […]
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!