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
We’ve been reading a lot of bat books lately in my kindergarten class. Some books are fiction and others are non-fiction. Obviously, the non-fiction books have a lot of great information about bats, but the fiction books are not without their important details about bats. The kids have been very interested in learning about the
It may be surprising to hear that I didn’t always love teaching writing to young children. After all, I write a literacy blog. You would think that I loved reading and writing as a kid and that my love for those subjects carried right into my adult life and into my teaching. Well… not so
It’s camping week in kindergarten and today we were telling campfire stories. Now, I’m not a big fan of spooky stories, especially with the kindergarten crowd, but we did have a fun time telling funny stories. Someone who walks into my classroom during this story telling time might think it’s a fun activity, but not