There are so many skills that can be fostered and mastered through the cooking process. Look for recipes your students can get involved in and enjoy the wonderful benefits of cooking together.
One thing I didn't think to spend any quality time on at the beginning of last school year was building back pack skills. As the school year went by, it seemed that I was constantly having to help my students stay organized and inevitably, papers were always being left in cubbies or dropped on the floor on the way out the door. So this year, I spent time during our first week of preschool helping [...]
Our students enjoyed National Dental Day through two super fun hands-on tooth brushing centers and a visit from the dentist!
There is something about having windows in a preschool environment. In almost every classroom I go into, I find a child looking out the window... I sometimes notice that teachers cover their windows with lots of artwork which can be quite beautiful but I recommend that where possible, you keep most of the window free for children to still be able to see out... Or the sun to shine in... I like to set up [...]
To keep your classroom clean, start by keeping a broom and dust pan by the sand table at all times... And keep old towels near the water table at all times... And be sure to have extra paper towels available for cleaning the tables... And keep plenty of baskets handy for sorting and putting away the toys... And plenty of trashcans nearby for throwing away the trash... And then teach your kids how to be [...]
There are lots of opportunities for young children to build daily living skills. When my little friend Tristan came over today, I thought we could do some art activities in my studio but he wanted to help me with some cleaning and arranging instead. As we started working together, I realized that this was an opportunity to explore daily living skills so we went with it... Daily living skills can include just about any thing [...]