Thanksgiving: Fun Friday features

Last week our fellow bloggers shared some awesome Thanksgiving activities in the Discover and Explore linky.  Today I'm sharing four different ways to make "gratitude trees" or "thankful trees."  These trees are a fun way for children to express their thoughts of thankfulness... Mrs. O'Daniels shared these colorful thankful trees that her children made for their grandparents... Adventures in Wunderland shared this really sweet handprint thankful tree… Makeovers and Motherhood shared a printable template for their thankfulness trees... [...]

By | November 15th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Cooking in the classroom

We recently spent a morning exploring different types of fruit.  With that fruit, we created a delicious rainbow fruit salad.  What we learned is that cooking in the classroom is about so much more than just measuring, slicing, and pouring.  It can be a multi-sensory experience... To begin our morning, we read a delightful story called "End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad."  It is a simple book that explores both colors and numbers, as well [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Science: Fun Friday features

Last week, the Discover and Explore team invited our blogging friends to share their best science activities.  We received a wonderful response and would like to highlight a few of our favorites today.. Crafting Connections shared some fantastic ways to encourage young scientists with this practical guide... Blog Me Mom shared this really cool red cabbage experiment , along with some great ideas for dramatic play... And Little Bins for Little Hands shared their experience exploring [...]

By | November 8th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , |2 Comments

Planning a Thanksgiving feast

Every November, we celebrate Thanksgiving in our classroom in much the same way other classrooms around the country do: by having a Thanksgiving feast.  Today, I'd like to share with you the preparations that take place before our big celebration... The first thing we must do when preparing for our feast is to plan our menu... We must then begin to prepare our food.  We go out in search of the perfect turkey... And then [...]

By | November 6th, 2013|Categories: Discover and Explore|Tags: , |4 Comments