At the top of your list of priorities needs to be building a sense of community in your classroom. Come and see these tips on how to build community!
This was our second year of implementing the “Star of the Week” in my classroom and all I can say is that I love, love, love the results of this process.
Come and see this simple idea for young children to be kind and share kindness with a heartprint!
Promoting kindness in the preschool classroom…
Stacking boxes and learning about kindness as we read Claude the Dog in preschool today.
Enjoying a little dramatic play in the outdoor homemade cafe!
Making homemade game mats can lead to surprising learning opportunities!
In this classroom the children are literally writing on the walls! The bottom half of the wall is painted in chalk board paint around two whole walls of the classroom. Each of the children who have decided to write on the walls have a piece of chalk in one hand and an eraser in the […]
This may just look like an empty blue ice tray but if you stop and think about how it can be used to promote fine motor skills or sorting skills, the ideas are limitless. By adding a basket of small, plastic objects – this ice tray becomes a tool for both play and developing new […]
When I came into observe clean-up time, I happen to notice that the block center looked like this.. Oh my! But when I pulled out my camera to take a picture of the tumbling blocks, one little boy decided he wanted in on the action. So he began to stack the blocks. And then this […]
Having all the children work together as a large group can prove to be a very positive experience. Together we communicate and create! Together we cooperate and collaborate!
I was asked by Noah of The People Garden to drum up some activities that promote pro-social sharing and negotiation skills for young children. I wanted to share this article so you could see the ideas as well. You will have to scroll down just a bit (past the very nice comments about me:) to […]