Have you ever heard someone say, "All they ever want to do is play in the block center!" Well I have some news about the block center that just might surprise you. In fact, instead of trying to figure out how to get kids out of the block center, this person might start wishing students would spend more time in the block center. I recently participated in a Bam Radio podcast with Rae Pica and Rosanne Regan Hansel which you [...]
I put together a small world tree farm for my students to explore a little bit of sensory and pretend tree farm play. I wasn't sure if my students would really be all that excited about the idea but to my delight, they absolutely loved it! Our question of the day was, "Have you ever been to a tree farm?" Some of our students said "yes" while others said "no." Our question led into our [...]
Invite your children to explore the colors of the rainbow in a rainbow center!
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 no mistake about that. Because of all those years writing and implementing my own lesson plans, I built up a library of ideas that I can now draw from in a pinch. From fingerplays and children's books on just about any topic to ideas for art, [...]
Learning about our preschool classroom and where things belong with this fun and simple "Put-Away" game!
My favorite tips for finding resources for the Preschool Classroom at either no cost or low cost!
Learning how to wash hands with a hand washing station! A fun way to explore and learn about the simple everyday processes in your classroom!
Plastic Easter eggs inspire this post about what kinds of things you choose to add and keep in your classroom!
A record player is an amazing tool to explore in the preschool classroom. Come and see our introduction to the record player.
I love to find things to use in my classroom that invite curiosity or renew interest in an old activity. Today, I want to introduce you to what I like to call "the reflection table."