In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, we spent the morning brushing teeth all around the classroom which meant we had some serious small motor strengthening going on too! Mr. Big Mouth on the chalkboard needed lots of help keeping his teeth clean... All day long, his teeth kept getting stains on them but fortunately, someone would stop by and clean them up with a good toothbrushing. We tried a little toothbrush painting at the easel [...]
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 [...]
There are so many skills that can be fostered and mastered through the cooking process. Look for recipes your students can get involved in and enjoy the wonderful benefits of cooking together.
Our preschool age students (ages three and four) have spent their first two weeks in preschool exploring the different tools they can and will continue to use in preschool. A tool they used this week was the ever popular squeeze bottle filled with colorful glue... You can't go into this process with the mindset that the children are going to lightly squeeze a few lines and dots of glue and then go off on their [...]
The children's book "Press Here" by Herve' Tullet is always a favorite in our classroom and I love it because there are just so many ways we can expand the book all throughout the classroom.
My students enjoy making their own discovery bottles only their version is a little more simple than the ones they find sitting around the window seal of my outdoor classroom.
We are featuring 10 wonderfully simple and unique ways to weave with children!
At just about every store I walk into, there is a set of these brightly colored rubber bands designed for a loom. See how we put our rubber bands to good use in our preschool classroom!
I couldn't wait to get put this lock and key game into action all around my preschool classroom.
We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!