Masher Print Painting
I love to print and/or paint with unusual "brushes." Today's "brush" of choice were my collection of mashers. I have a small collection (6 or 7) different manual potato mashers. It is fun to compare the different prints that they make. Some of them look kind of like bee hives. Some of them are round like "Mickey Mouse Ears." Some are kind of squiggly like worms. Others look like our blocks when they are put away. This activity was a definite hit with the children, we filled quite a few pages…
this week in kindergarten
We made these Alphabet Under Constructionletters. This idea came from Growing Kinders. We drew pictures of ourselves for our hallway bulletin board... We read What I Like About Me! and made these "I Like Me" mirrors. We made Deanna Jump's jumpity jump buses... Cooking With Mrs. Raymore... This week Mrs. Raymore had the children make cinnamon rolls in the shape of the first letter of their name. YUMMY!!!
Getting the most value out of a bookshelf in the preschool classroom
Making clipboards and paper available to encourage children to represent their ideas in play
Dear Zoo literacy activities | Teaching Resources
Four literacy resources linked to Dear ZOO Container Label: Add the animal’s name that is in the box, Stick on animal. Either print and laminate, cut out and velcrom and use as a matchinf game or photocopy for cut and paste or writing activity. Letter to the zoo grid. Dear Zoo book: Children fill in correct animal name and description (simple and complex) Cut pages in half and make into book. You may want to blow this up on the photocopier to make the space to write in bigger!
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Erupting Moon Dust Prewriting Activity
Kindergarten Moon Unit Study We are well into unit two of My Father's World Kindergarten , and J-Bug is thrilled to be learning abo...
Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment
My quest this year was to create a more organized, visually pleasing environment in our preschool classroom. My inspiration has come from various classes I've taken this year, inspirational teachers, cohort among local preschools, and of course, blogging! My research of other classrooms and personal aesthetic have led me to the Reggio Emilia approach to classroom environments. I do not claim to be a Reggio teacher. I have, however, learned to borrow bits and pieces from various pedagogical…