Invite your children to explore the colors of the rainbow in a rainbow center!
The month of March roared in like a lion and has continued to be crazy weather ever since. This crazy weather system gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about the different kinds of weather all month long.
If I could afford to have every child paint every week on canvas instead of on paper, I would do so. Hey wait a minute! I did do exactly that – except I only had to buy one canvas!
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!
Each year, Read Across America day falls on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss Birthday. Whether you choose to read a Dr. Seuss book or prefer to read other children’s books, the primary goal of this day is to celebrate reading and to continuously foster a love for reading so children will become lifelong readers. One of […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it’s only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom… The children explored “orange juice” water play which was made up of water, clear […]
With the winter days still around, it is nice to bring a little color into the classroom right now. This past week we have been exploring oranges and we definitely had LOTS of orange all around the classroom… As a part of our exploration, we read the book “An Orange in January” by Dianna Hutts Aston. […]
I sure hope this message finds you safe and warm because I know many of you are in the middle of currently preparing for or dealing with blizzard or other stormy conditions. Here in Indiana, the blizzard has missed us so I can’t really complain about the freezing cold weather or the small amount of snow we currently […]