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 [...]
The children's book "Press Here" by Herve' Tullet is always a favorite in our classroom and I love it because there are just so many ways we can expand the book all throughout the classroom.
Each year, Read Across America day falls on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss Birthday. Whether you choose to read a Dr. Seuss book or prefer to read other children's books, the primary goal of this day is to celebrate reading and to continuously foster a love for reading so children will become lifelong readers. One of the best ways to promote a love for reading with young children is to make reading fun! 1. Read a Fun [...]
With the winter days still around, it is nice to bring a little color into the classroom right now. This past week we have been exploring oranges and we definitely had LOTS of orange all around the classroom... As a part of our exploration, we read the book "An Orange in January" by Dianna Hutts Aston. This book takes the reader through the process of growing oranges to selling them at the market. Before reading the [...]
Amazing and affordable literacy discovery bottles for the early childhood classroom!
Whenever I can find an idea that our whole class can work on together in a successful way, I just love to put it into action! This handprint rainbow was perfect for everyone to join in! Before I share with you the details about our rainbow, I want you to know that we have been exploring color and color mixing for several weeks now. This rainbow is more of a wrap up of all we [...]
Exploring leaves outside and extending the fun inside with our Alphabet Tree letter review!
Today with our preschool class, we explored the different colors that the leaves change into as this season progresses, observing different greens, yellows, oranges, and even browns!
Reading a fun story about cookies, retelling the story then expanding on the topic of cookies as we made our own creative puffy paint cookies in preschool!
We read the book "Ten Little Caterpillars" by Bill Martin Jr. then enjoyed a little counting and patterning of our own ten little caterpillars!