Cotton ball color mixing!

If you haven't ever tried cotton ball color mixing with your students, then let me encourage you to give it a go! It is such a simple process and yet engaging to a mixed age group of students. Here is how it works... The invitation The invitation to explore colors and color mixing with cotton balls is definitely inviting all by itself. My students didn't hesitate to head on over and get right to work. [...]

Preparing the preschool environment

There was a time in my teaching career when I spent the majority of my preparation time researching and writing out my daily lesson plans. This was time well spent, make no mistake about that. Because of all those years writing and implementing my own lesson plans, I built up a library of ideas that I can now draw from in a pinch. From fingerplays and children's books on just about any topic to ideas for art, [...]

At play on the math table

As each new school year comes around, I add a little something here and there to spruce up the learning environment and to give me a little new inspiration in planning our program. This year, I added a new math table... This math table was originally a train table. For those of you who are not familiar with train tables, they are simple tables built low to the ground with a ledge all the way [...]