Play is the process by which children are learning

"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.

Tracing letters, numbers, and shapes on the flannel board

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!