Category Archives: Language Development

Reggio Inspired Sensory Gardening

 I always say that Fall is my favorite time in Kindergarten, but then Spring arrives and Spring HAS to be my favorite season.  I love setting up outdoor learning stations and I also love bringing the outdoors inside!  I’ve learned to love the connection to the outdoors through my reading and research in Reggio Inspired

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Must Read Books For Summer To Avoid The Summer Slide

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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Honey Tasting and Bees

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

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Reggio Inspired Exploration

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.

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The Mitten: A Felt Story Retelling

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

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