Going on an alphabet scavenger hunt in the kitchen can lead to all sorts of toddler play and learning!
Taking the word wall beyond the wall and into other parts of the early childhood classroom experience.
Building our own stories through block play in circletime...
We have been exploring the use of measuring and cooking tools in our prek class. The children loved using the measuring tools to scoop up dried beans... Beans have a wonderful quality to them. They feel smooth to the touch which invites hands on exploration... As the children explored the beans, we were able to talk more about our measuring tools which included measuring cups, measuring spoons, and measuring scales... Later in the day, we [...]
After reading "Blueberries for Sal," we became "bakers" as one of my students observed and our little bakers made some blueberry muffins... We explored different kinds of measuring tools and cooking terms as we worked together to make our blueberry muffins... Our bakers took turns measuring and pouring in the different ingredients... Cooking presents such a great opportunity to introduce math, language, and new vocabulary... As we worked to measure and mix, we used words like ingredients, [...]
We made awesome story stones in preschool.
Exploring different ways to promote strong vocabulary skills in the preschool classroom.