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.
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.
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!
As we continued our exploration of maps, the children were invited to explore this simple DIY table top map and drawing game. Like with most games I make for the children to explore, the process is very open ended. Even if I have an objective in mind, the children often take the idea and change it to make sense to them. For set up, I used tape on a large sheet of paper to map out [...]
Inviting children to expand their drawing skills by adding simple drawing prompts!
Mini-Plexiglass Easels are a terrific tool for inviting young children to color and write!
Simple and colorful rainbow art for preschool!
Today, the kindergarten class tried out our new window markers.... Only we didn't use them on the windows - instead we used them on the glass cover of a picture frame... In some of the picture frames, we inserted pre-drawn shapes like circles or dots or even a house and the children drew over the shapes on the glass... In other frames we left the white paper background blank so the children could just draw [...]