We’ve been loving the Otis books, by Loren Long, in my kindergarten classroom lately. I bought the first book to do a few lessons with, and the kids fell in love with the characters. When I spotted the Otis 4-pack at the Scholastic site, I had to snatch them up. It’s hard to decide which
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Have you heard of Reggio Emilia, Italy? I remember hearing a bit about this place when I was doing my undergraduate work, at Seattle Pacific University, in the 90’s. I was introduced to Reggio Emilia again in about 2000, when I was working on my Master’s in Reading and Literacy. The introductions were brief, maybe
I’ve been participating in an e-course called The Art Of Teaching. It’s a companion course to Playful Learning Spaces, which I took several years ago for the first time.We are only in week 1 of The Art of Teaching, but it has made me think of the inspiration I took away from Playful Learning Spaces.
(click here to go to the activity) My Firework Photo Journal has been posted on the LeapFrog Learning Path site. Have your kids paint up a firework journal to get in the 4th of July spirit. Then, after the 4th, print out a few favorite photos to add to the journal. This is a
A few weeks ago I was browsing through the Deep Space Sparkle website and found this book. I’ve been struggling to come up with NEW art lessons, since moving to first grade. I taught my favorite art lessons to my kindergartners last year, so I’m having to be creative this year. Deep Space