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 [...]
School starts back up for me at the very end of August but today, my youngest grandson, age 21/2, and I decided to spend a little time over in the classroom. I have piles of odds and ends stashed around the classroom that I have collected to use for when school starts back up. One of my collections includes the materials needed to make noodle robots that really do move... To make a moving noodle robot you will [...]
These awesome large cardboard spools are terrific for use as tools for play in all content areas!
We engineered up our own paint rollers by upcycling cardboard spools!
There are so many brilliant ways to use building blocks in your home or classroom that I thought I might take a few minutes to highlight some of them.
What can you do with a bag of marbles and a whole bunch of left over wrapping paper tubes? Our prekindergarten kids figured out something fun to do!
This must be at the top of the my list of favorite days/activities we did in the preschool classroom last year. Stop by and see how we built our own neighborhood!
For our exploration in boats, we read the book Little Tug by Steven Savage and then the children were invited to make two different types of boats.
Exploring bubbles in a bottle gave us a unique way to explore many new scientific and engineering terms in our preschool classroom.
Come discover how our preschool children used fine motor and engineering skills to create their own salt tray mazes.