The kids loved watching bean seeds sprout. We put five beans in a ziploc bag with a folded wet paper towel. The bags were taped to our classroom window (with names written in permanent marker). Of course we also read "Jack and the Beanstalk

Plantes The kids loved watching bean seeds sprout. We put five beans in a ziploc bag with a folded wet paper towel. The bags were taped to our classroom window (with names written in permanent marker). Of course we also read "Jack and the Beanstalk

ABC Order Lesson~  Try word stick centers.  Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order.  Use with sight words, spelling lists, or words with similar spellings to challenge fast finishers.  Check out the pictures and many more great ideas at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!

ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with word wall or sight words.

beautiful natural materials in the classroom

Mathematic shelf - Natural Inspired Environments ≈≈ Like large number blocks.

Using wheat hoops to fill in the Numicon spaces- helps support understanding of conservation of number. (Please be aware may cause an allergic reaction for those with nut allergies)

Great idea - especially when introducing numicon

Number snakes from Rachel (",)

Snakes, Worms & Bugs

A few activities related to snakes, worms & bugs in the early years classroom from Rachel (",)

Numicon & aqua beads on rockmyclassroom.com

Use aqua beads with numicon shapes. Fish out a shape, then fill it in with beads, counting out loud!

Matching letters with the base to make words. Great for phonics!

An interactive activity which involves students choose individual blocks with single letters on to build a word which is spelt out on a singular block. Great for practising phonics with younger pupils.

Line designs on the Finger Gym from Rachel (",)

Nature Play Continues

Line designs on the Finger Gym from Rachel (",) Más

Using the Numicon to add to the clock visual prompts alongside key word vocabulary when telling the time.

Using the Numicon to add to the clock visual prompts alongside key word vocabulary when telling the time. Any classroom clock could be adapted into a Numicon clock.

Printable Number Car Park Mats - great number recognition activity using cars. Perfect transport theme printables - print and play!

Printable car play mats with numbers

Printable car play mats with numbers. Motivating number activity for kindergarten or preschool.

Math with legos.

Lego math worksheets - great idea to do with real legos, too! I am thinking multiplication practice too!

I love using natural resources for manipulatives whenever possible - encourages peacefulness

DIY montessori spindle box - using toilet paper rolls twigs

Part of our new Preschool plan is the use of our new “All By Myself Boxes.” I have seen the concept of Quiet Time Boxes for many years but not until now did I think the concept was a good fit for us. As I evaluated Ladybug’s list and prayed about following her lead, I …

All By Myself Preschool Boxes

All By Myself Preschool Boxes- DIY organized learning/sensory activities for kids (great to teach independent play for "quiet time")

Number Talks (math talks) basics with questioning and conversation strategies. Free!

Number Talks (math talks) basics and questioning/conversation strategies sentence starters used as a scaffold.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama Egg Carton Games for Developing Number Sense (pinned by Super Simple Songs) #educational #resources

Teacher Mama: Egg Carton Games for Developing Number Sense

Boy Mama Teacher Mama Egg Carton Games for Developing Number Sense (pinned by Super Simple Songs)

Forest Schools | Kindling Play and Training

Lovely website about Forest School & offering courses

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