Getting organized for a new school year has taken me most of the summer! One task has been to organize all my small loose parts for play in collection jars for easy use and finding and storage.
Just a few final touches and then all ready for the first day of preschool.
The process of setting up a preschool classroom continues to be a work in progress!
This is a simple way I use for children to get their own yarn and to help keep the yarn organized in the process..... I call this my yarn machine. It is very basic - you just drop a ball of yarn (make sure it is a ball) in a tissue box then thread one end of the yarn through either the top of the box or through a hole in the side of the box... [...]
I am always making and collecting flannel board stories and games for my classroom. I love how flannel board stories and activities can capture the attention of young children and get them involved in circletime. I will be posting several of our flannel board activities throughout this school year but today, I want to show a few tips for storing flannel board pieces... One of my favorite ways to store flannel board pieces is through [...]
I thought I would share how I keep track of some of my favorite teaching resources that go with some of my favorite children's books... There are some activities or materials that I just know I will want to use the next time I read a specific book to my class so I simply tuck the activity or resource inside the book. For example, I keep this simple elephant pattern for making a patchwork painted Elmer [...]