Provocations on the Playground - The Willow School
The Outdoor Classroom Provocations & Beautiful Materials Take a moment and picture this … Jake and Ian rush down the sidewalk racing yellow trucks. Elise relaxingly swings in the shady hammock. Emyrsen and Cassie talk beneath a tree, begin to laugh, and run off. Sloane uses all her might to roll a tire up the […]
The process of setting up the preschool classroom
My first day of preschool begins on August 27th, 2012 and this is what my classrooms look like today! Yikes! Both classrooms are sitting empty because my husband will be painting the inside of the indoor classroom this weekend and power washing the outdoor classroom over the weekend. Indoor preschool classroom
Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework
By Jan Millikan and Stefania Giamminuti This new title links the Early Years Learning Framework and documentation and draws on research from both Reggio Emilia and Australia.
WFMW: DIY Inspiring String Art - Kristen Welch
[Beginning next week, I will be featuring your yes stories every Wednesday. Please continue to link up helpful links that work for you. I hope it’s a yes or two.] Put a yes in your mess. And create something new and beautiful. #yesinmymess #rhinestoneJesus #releasestomorrow #!!!!!
Tapestry Table - Grandparents' Day
Today was Grandparents' Day at school. For the past two weeks we have been talking, writing, and drawing about Grandparents. Today, the kids shared some of their favorite activities with them. The tapestry table was a big attraction. Some just demonstrated their abilities. Others invited their Grandmothers to sew with them. An opportunity to share an interest. An opportunity for Grandparents to get to know one another. The end of the day. We took the tapestry off of the table and will…
Our Classroom Environment: Getting Set Up To Be The Third Teacher
Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten: Our Classroom Environment: Getting Set Up To Be The Third Teacher
I used our castle wall in the hallway to show what we have been learning about during our castle inquiry. After the kids presented, they ...
Welcome to a New Year of Kindergarten: A Tour of Important Areas of Our Room
After a long hiatus from blogging, I am back! First I want to welcome all the new parents to our blog! Because there will not be much in the way of worksheets coming home to show you what we do each day, this will be the place where you can see the amazing things and the learning that goes on here in Kindergarten! I want to start out by showing you some areas in our room and explaining to you why they are so important for your child's learning experience. Here is a glance at our environment…
Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities
To download complete flyer click here. I am so excited to announce a unique professional learning opportunity in collaboration with Louise Kool and & Galt (LKG)! On Monday, March 20th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (3h) I will be offering one of my #TransformEdWorkshop sessions within their amazing showroom space. If you haven't already been there, it looks like a model classroom and is the perfect place for hands-on learning! Session topic: iPhoneography part 2 - How to enhance your…
Talking and Thinking Floorbooks : Claire Warden : 9781906116170
Talking and Thinking Floorbooks by Claire Warden, 9781906116170, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
Thinking & Talking (and doing) FLOOR BOOKS
At Caring Connection we have designed our curriculum so that children are an integral part of adding their ideas and input into what will be done, what might be added and what they think could happen. The whole concept of "what if..." allows children to anticipate their teacher's ideas and put thoughtful consideration into what might happen or what could occur. As the day progresses what was planned and what occurs or transpires is added to the floorbook with the child so that they can…