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, [...]
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 [...]
Keeping up with the classroom environment is where I spend most of my time as a preschool teacher! Come and join us for the Preschool Classroom blog hop tour!
Learning about our preschool classroom and where things belong with this fun and simple "Put-Away" game!
Getting ready to go back to preschool was quite the undertaking! But it was all worthwhile!
Plastic Easter eggs inspire this post about what kinds of things you choose to add and keep in your classroom!
I love to find things to use in my classroom that invite curiosity or renew interest in an old activity. Today, I want to introduce you to what I like to call "the reflection table."
The outdoor classroom is an exciting place for exploration and play. Come and see how we have transformed our space into an amazing learning environment.
The learning environment is such an important part of having a successful classroom experience. Today, I am sharing the highlights for my indoor classroom setup.
I hope my new students are just as excited to come to my classroom as my grandsons were today. I hope they want to explore, examine, and discover the things that I am in the process of preparing for them. But mostly, I hope that I will remember to tell my students all the good and positive things that I notice about what they are doing as we work together to learn about our classroom and build our community.