We all love Summer. Carefree days of sunshine and playing outside are teamed with family vacations and lazy afternoons. As a teacher, my mind also goes to the dreaded Summer Slide. Don’t get visions of a fabulous slip and slide in our head when I mention the Summer Slide. The Summer Slide is something teachers
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Not too long ago, I hosted a dinner party and the theme of the party was honey. Every recipe used had honey as an ingredient. I went to one of the “fancy” grocery stores in our area and they had several different types of honey to purchase. I decided to get clover, raspberry, and blackberry
Setting up Reggio Inspired activities in the classroom has been easy for me to do on a small scale, at home with my own kids or as a single “station” during our kindergarten center time. Thinking about Provocations and Reggio Inspired work on a larger scale has always been a bit more intimidating for me.
I think every early childhood teacher in the country uses Jan Brett’s books in the Winter. I love The Mitten! It is one of those absolute-must have books for the kindergarten classroom. A few years ago I was lucky enough to have a wonderful parent in my classroom who was incredibly talented. She saw that
Our experiences contribute to our literacy lives in a big way. Every little activity that we participate in is filed away in our brains until there comes a time when we need it. Early childhood is such a fun and magical time to help kids see HOW these little experiences connect to their literacy lives.