This is something I did in my classroom this year when I was talking to my preschool class about how we are all different, yet the same. It is a wall display of the children in my preschool classroom. The children were asked to search for their own eyes and when the parents came in later that day, I asked them to find their child's eyes too!
Wooden blocks come alive with faces of Day Nursery children
Day Nursery IU Health Preschool 3 teacher Ms. Tomi Lessaris is already using some information she received last Saturday in our day-long Summer Institute training. One of the ideas she got during t…
Social Stages of Play — Encourage Play
Do you know how my 5th grade teacher taught us the planets? She sang it to us. When her former students would come back and visit, she would always ask if they remembered the order of the planets. And they’d all end up singing it back to her. Imagine these big high school juniors and seniors singing
Prep.Pals -> Kinder.corner on Instagram: “Being, belonging & becoming 🌟 This was a group project that promotes a sense of belonging to the kinder environment. Working together…”
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Teaching math holistically in our classroom
We have reflected for quite some time on trying to create a math program that encompasses a holistic approach to learning for young children. This year we have found what seems to be working well for us with this particular group of children. Given our schedule, the environment, and the children, this is our example of how math can be incorporated into the daily kindergarten program. "Mathematics instruction is most effective when it is part of a comprehensive approach that pays equal…
I was asked to explain in greater detail what I mean by inquiry spaces with documentation. The photos that I have attached to this post are from different inquiry spaces within our room and they have a few things in common: ~materials specific for each inquiry are intentionally organized to provoke the students and made available to them for their exploration/investigation ~documentation binders are accessible that hold: students' working theories through dialogues with them, their graphic…
Learning in the Outdoor Classroom
It was a frosty 10 degrees on Monday morning and our schedule for the day included time in the outdoor classroom first period. I was a bit worried that the children would not be enthused about spen…
Pin 10 - Having a QIP (quality improvement plan) area would be able to ensure that the educators are learning too. This would also display to parents the learning that educators are doing to make the centre better for the children.