No matter how we try it or what we use, my student’s love playing the very simple game that I refer to as “the under game!”
You can’t have too many carrots unless you are the rabbit in the super sweet and funny picture book “Too Many Carrots” by Katy Hudson.
I am a huge fan of inviting young children to write all throughout the day. In order to get my students writing all through out the day, I fill my classroom with lots of opportunities to write.
Siblings are the most influential teacher in a young child’s life!
Which parking spot has your name on it? The children were invited to find out as they headed over to our parking lot name game throughout the morning!
The next time you find yourself saying “I wish I had a play ground like that?” Read this!
“Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning.” This quote by Fred Rogers is one that I have always enjoyed and strive to keep in mind as I plan for each day in my classroom.
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.
Every morning after the children come to preschool, we settle into our morning group time and talk about the weather. It’s been interesting how much learning takes place and how much growth and development I have seem stem from this simple process of documenting and talking about the weather.
I love offering the children everyday, simple things, like Qtips, to design and create with. I always hope that by supplying the children common household products, they might even be inspired to try the activities at home.
The children were invited to draw and frame a portrait of their bears as a very nice way to celebrate the first day of spring with their bears. See how we wrapped up our Wake-Up Bear Party!
Sleeping in a cold, dark cave for weeks at a time can make anyone stiff and sore – even a bear! No worries, our students helped their bears loosen up all those stiff muscles with a little exercise.