Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy a festival with all my students and their families! Click here to read all about our Fall Festival!
No matter how we try it or what we use, my student's love playing the very simple game that I refer to as "the under game!"
Which parking spot has your name on it? The children were invited to find out as they headed over to our parking lot name game throughout the morning!
"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.
After a long winter's nap, it was time to wake up our bears. The children were super excited to wake up their bears but if you're going to wake up your bear, you better be prepared for a big day ahead!
There was a time in my teaching career when I spent the majority of my preparation time researching and writing out my daily lesson plans. This was time well spent, make no mistake about that. Because of all those years writing and implementing my own lesson plans, I built up a library of ideas that I can now draw from in a pinch. From fingerplays and children's books on just about any topic to ideas for art, [...]
School starts back up for me at the very end of August but today, my youngest grandson, age 21/2, and I decided to spend a little time over in the classroom. I have piles of odds and ends stashed around the classroom that I have collected to use for when school starts back up. One of my collections includes the materials needed to make noodle robots that really do move... To make a moving noodle robot you will [...]
Dominoes are a wonderful tool for play and I have a collection of dominoes that I pull out every school year for the children to explore. On this particular day, the children spent time tinkering with dominoes on our tinker table...
We spent lots of time throughout the school year and through a variety of classroom centers and activities developing our pouring skills in preschool!
These awesome large cardboard spools are terrific for use as tools for play in all content areas!