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In recognition of National Adoption Month, I have invited my niece, Renata Sledge, to share some of her insights into adoption as it relates to the field of early childhood education.Read more...
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We are sharing 10 of our favorite fun and fantastic holiday songs and fingerplays!
We’ve compiled a list of ways to reduce your classroom stress during this holiday season.
Exploring the concept of stained glass through this simple easel starter in our preschool classroom.
We are reviewing the book “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” and giving away one free copy so check it out!
We explored different types of fruit and then created fruit salad. Cooking in the classroom can be a multi-sensory experience.
Sugar glass looks and feels almost like real glass only it is made purely of sugar. I prepared several batches of sugar glass to take to preschool and explore.
I have always wanted to try gelatin play and finally took the time to put it together using our own version of spider parts and it was totally worth it.
Our Pre-K class explored the Itsy Bitsy Spider by making an itsy bitsy play. We began by talking about four key words in our song: spout, rain, sun, and spider.
Spiders are quite common around our preschool and so we spent a little time reading about and making our own very busy spiders.
Today I am sharing a few posts that I found to be really interesting and unique from our Creating with Natural Materials Discover and Explore linky.
After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!
Today I’d like to share an activity that we did with our pre-k students to extend our study of the tools scientists use and to encourage them to “think like a scientist.”
We are sharing our collection of 11 wonderful ways to create with natural materials for our Discover and Explore linky.
Candy canes provide so much inspiration for play all around the classroom. We are sharing 9 ways to play with candy canes this holiday season.
Our Pre-kindergarten age children designed their own stained glass artwork using tape and paint!
As part of our study on glass, we spent time exploring the sounds of glass in preschool!
This month our Guidecraft Educator Team is reviewing and giving away one set of Barnyard Activity Boxes! Come and check it out!
Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.
After reading "The Looking Book," I gave each child their own pair of lookers to wear so we could head outdoors and take our own looking walk!
Every November, we celebrate Thanksgiving in our classroom. I’m sharing our preparations for our big feast!
We have been singing and reading about the Itsy Bitsy Spider and my oh my this is truly a fun song or rhyme to extend into some Itsy Bitsy waterplay!
Today's explore and discovery linky is all about science! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this simple science process with bubbles and water color!
Turn one of the trendiest new craft activities for kids: The Rainbow Loom into something educational too!
After tapping and blowing on our fun and interactive tree in the book, we went over to the table to essentially retell our story by exploring our own Tap the Magic Tabletop Tree!.
We read the story “Meet Einstein” and then explored the tools of a scientist in our preschool classroom! A super fun filled day of scientific discovery!