Have you ever heard someone say, "All they ever want to do is play in the block center!" Well I have some news about the block center that just might surprise you. In fact, instead of trying to figure out how to get kids out of the block center, this person might start wishing students would spend more time in the block center. I recently participated in a Bam Radio podcast with Rae Pica and Rosanne Regan Hansel which you [...]
The number line is a very simple game that invites the children to use their whole bodies. As you know, young children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process and this definitely gets them involved. To begin our number line game, the children each picked a number card. I used tape to create a number line on the floor and we placed the number "0" on the first line on the floor [...]
Who knew that number lines could be so much fun? Well my students and I found out just how much fun they can be during one of our recent math bag days. We started our morning math by reading "The Line Up Book" by Marisabina Russo. This is a simple to read aloud book about a boy who is being called to eat his lunch but decides he needs to make a line of toys, [...]
Lids are a wonderful resource to invite all kinds of early learning and development. We spent the day learning with LOTS of lids in our preschool classroom!
The parachute is a wonderful way to introduce your students on how to work together to achieve a common goal. Today, my students played the hello game as we learned the basics of how to use a parachute
To promote teamwork in a fun and inviting way, I like to come up with creative games or art activities that my students can do together.
Patterning with partners is a fun and cooperative way to explore important math and language skills.