September 2012

Stack the box relay race

Introducing the basics of a relay race to preschool age children with this stack the box relay!

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All you need is a box

We spent quite a bit of time exploring different ways you can use a box in our classroom.  Of course, if you haven’t read the book “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis then you might not understand that any box you may have around is really not a box… “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis […]

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B is for bbbbbb bubble!

Exploring, painting, and popping bubble wrap in preschool!

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A story in a box

Telling the story and then inviting my entire class to join me to retell this wonderful story in a box together!

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Exploring the seeds of fall in preschool

The seeds of fall are all around us and they make a wonderful resource for investigation and discovery!

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Identifying living and non-living things on the magnetic board

The children loved reaching in the mystery box to discover things that are living or nonliving!

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Beautiful acorn paintings in preschool

The surprise of beautiful paintings were part of the fun in this acorn painting process!

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Light table explorations

Exploring the light table doesn’t have to be complicated or all planned out. Everyday things in the classroom are just as fun too!

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Nuts about acorns in preschool | Lois Ehlert

Counting, estimating, and exploring acorns along with the wonderful children’s book “Nuts to You” by Lois Ehlert!

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Shapes on the flannel board graph | Virtual Book Club | Lois Ehlert

Exploring shapes and colors with the book “Color Zoo” by Lois Ehlert and a flannel board graphing experience in preschool!

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Ants on a log counting and drawing game

Counting and drawing our own ants and exploring our outdoor log maze too!

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Ants in the salt tray plus more

Exploring ants in circletime then working on prewriting skills as we explore ants in the salt tray!

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Weighing and exploring acorns in preschool

Exploring scales and acorns at the discovery table led to problem solving, writing, counting, graphing, weighing, and sorting in preschool!

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Making friendship bracelets in preschool

Working together to make new friends as we explored the process of making friendship bracelets in preschool!

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Working together to create our friendship apple tree

Building community and making new friends as we paint an apple tree together in preschool.

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Sticky table friendship apples

Exploring friendship with the help of little mouse and his apple!

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