Which parking spot has your name on it? The children were invited to find out as they headed over to our parking lot name game throughout the morning!
The next time you find yourself saying “I wish I had a play ground like that?” Read this!
“Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning.” This quote by Fred Rogers is one that I have always enjoyed and strive to keep in mind as I plan for each day in my classroom.
With spring upon us, I was chomping at the bit to start exploring bugs, flowers, gardening – you know – all that springy stuff but my students had a different idea in mind. They wanted to do a Skeleton Day! So smack in the middle of our first week of spring, we stopped to explore the skeletons inside our bodies.
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.
I love offering the children everyday, simple things, like Qtips, to design and create with. I always hope that by supplying the children common household products, they might even be inspired to try the activities at home.
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!
Sleeping in a cold, dark cave for weeks at a time can make anyone stiff and sore – even a bear! No worries, our students helped their bears loosen up all those stiff muscles with a little exercise.
After a long winter’s nap, the children woke up their bears, groomed them, and then made a visit to the bear health center. After all, a healthy bear is a happy bear!
After a long winter’s nap, it was time to wake up our bears. The children were super excited to wake up their bears but if you’re going to wake up your bear, you better be prepared for a big day ahead!