I am a huge fan of inviting young children to write all throughout the day. In order to get my students writing all through out the day, I fill my classroom with lots of opportunities to write.
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.
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!
As we continued our exploration of maps, the children were invited to explore this simple DIY table top map and drawing game. Like with most games I make for the children to explore, the process is very open ended. Even if I have an objective in mind, the children often take the idea and change it [...]
Creating thank you notes is a great way to invite students to show appreciation, develop writing skills, and think about what is important to them.
Inviting children to expand their drawing skills by adding simple drawing prompts!
While I am on a DIY rock making mission, I thought I would share my DIY chalk rocks with you!
One of our many ways of exploring pizzas in preschool included this simple DIY pizza toss game!
We read the Dr. Seuss book "In a People House" and then spent time exploring things you can find in a people house all around our preschool classroom.
The subject of ladders came up in my classroom a few weeks (or longer) ago and my class has been asking for me to bring a ladder in that they could climb ever since. So today, I brought in a ladder and we explored the ladder along with drawing our own lines and letters for math.