Joyful Learning in the Early Years
I am a Reggio Emilia inspired Full Day Kindergarten teacher and mother to three young children. This blog is meant as a communication tool for the families of our children and as a learning tool for the many educators who follow us. Please feel free to comment on posts and participate in our collective understanding of emergent curriculum.
New School Year - New Blog Post
Phew!! It has been a summer and a half, which is why more poor poor blog has been so neglected!! Let me fill you in before I give you a room tour! I went away to Italy, Germany and Austria.. which was an absolutely beautiful holiday (where I consumed far too much pizza, pasta, ice cream and prosecco!!) Then I eventually completed (and passed, hurrah!!) my Master's Degree!! ...THEN I went to Hong Kong for a couple of weeks, where I spent far too much money on stationery!!! We even went to HK…
Writing centers are used in the classroom to encourage students to write and practice skills related to writing. The 6+1 traits of conventions, ideas, voice, word choice, organization, fluency, and…
Getting the most value out of a bookshelf in the preschool classroom
There are days that I wish I had more space in my indoor classroom. Don't get me wrong, I am very proud of my indoor classroom. I love setting it up to be warm and inviting and I enjoy the challenge of turning small spaces into valuable spaces. Today I want to share with you
Teacher's Pet » Classroom Inspiration
Welcome to Teacher's Pet your one stop shop for all of the very best in classroom resources including, posters, labels, games, activities, challenge cards, bunting and so, so much more!
Pumpkin Preschool Activities - Planning Playtime
Have you seen these adorable Pumpkin Preschool Activities? Excellent Letter and Number Practice with all of the fall fun of pumpkins.
Christmas literacy activity post office writing table
Make a fun and engaging Christmas literacy activity with this post office writing table learning area! Early writing skills and imaginative role play combined
Ready or Not, Here we go!
I have had the best time "creating" my classroom for this new school year. Tonight was Orientation and tomorrow starts a brand new year. When I was a little girl, the night before the first day of school was like the night before Christmas. I loved it. Still do. Gumballs and pennant bunting...so fun! (Writing Center) "Swimmingly" Good Behavior! Pennant Name Plates! My happy place for the next 9 months! Now I just need some students to fill it up. Looking forward to making memories with them!
6 Playful Name Provocations
At the beginning of every year my teaching partner and I incorporate lots of name recognition, construction, and writing provocations to engage children. Here are some of our favourites so far this…
Alistair Bryce-Clegg on Instagram: “I love a bit of personalised display. Get your children to hold up a blank whiteboard and take their photo. Then you can use them for…”
Get your children to hold up a blank whiteboard and take their photo. Then you can use them for displaying letters, words, numbers... ABC Does Ltd