The appeal of Treasure Baskets
Treasure baskets can be filled with everyday objects which then become a treasure trove to ignite and spark imaginations and learning. Becky includes a rich diversity of items in her baskets to evoke different responses. Here she tells us about their appeal, both for herself and her children.
Story Logs & Maps for Reading Comprehension
During some of our read-aloud time together, I have been introducing the girls to basic story words such as character, setting, problem, solution, etc. They also love retelling familiar stories orally or through pictures, felt board, puppet shows, etc. We have started doing a story log or story map project once a week. To keep it interesting, we have been using a bunch of different
An Invitation to Explore Leaves Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated book about a leaf man that is blown by the wind far away from home. The children had the opportunity to explore the woods behind the school. They gathered leaves, berries, sticks, seed pods, and acorns. They sorted the items to be used in their project. A beautiful display inspire children to create. The children used the natural materials to create their own leaf people. Completed Leaf People
Room on the broom - World Book Week Characteristics of Effective Learning- Finding New ways to do things Here the children can explore the interesting resources as well as role-play various characters from the book. This book was new to Toddlers and the first time they had been introduced to the story. They loved this interactive activity.