The weather here has been cold and rainy which means instead of piles of snow on the ground, we have mud puddles. But whether it is mud puddles or piles of snow, this weather gives us lots of opportunities to learn new skills. One of the first things we learn is how to put on our own coats. Now this doesn't just happen in one lesson - it takes practice to develop the coordination to put your [...]
Our preschool age students (ages three and four) have spent their first two weeks in preschool exploring the different tools they can and will continue to use in preschool. A tool they used this week was the ever popular squeeze bottle filled with colorful glue... You can't go into this process with the mindset that the children are going to lightly squeeze a few lines and dots of glue and then go off on their [...]
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.
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!
My students enjoy making their own discovery bottles only their version is a little more simple than the ones they find sitting around the window seal of my outdoor classroom.
We are featuring 10 wonderfully simple and unique ways to weave with children!
At just about every store I walk into, there is a set of these brightly colored rubber bands designed for a loom. See how we put our rubber bands to good use in our preschool classroom!
I couldn't wait to get put this lock and key game into action all around my preschool classroom.
We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!
We have been introducing several types of sewing processes into the mix of things we do in our classroom and these simple sewing jars have been a nice way to introduce the basic concept of sewing to our little ones... The jars are clear plastic jars that I picked up over the summer from the Dollar Tree. They originally had scented water beads inside them and were being sold as a room freshener. But each [...]