Tag Archives: Playful Learning

Otis Books by Loren Long

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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If Rocks Could Sing

I’ve been a “rock nerd” my whole life.  I remember starting my collection with any rocks that sparkled, when I was about 5 years old.  I had a rock box that I added my precious stones to.  My mom used to ask, “Are you going to save those forever? What in the world are you

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

We’ve been busy in kindergarten lately.  (Well, kindergarten is always a busy place.)  I love setting up different provocations for the kids using natural materials, art supplies, and questions for them to think about.  I have a cute little wooden table in my classroom that is the place, kids have figured out, that I set

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Inspiration for Art – A Playful Learning Space

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.

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Playful Learning – The Art Of Teaching

Hey, teacher friends!  I’ve signed up to take an online class.   Playful Learning is one of my favorite websites, books, and blogs.  I first took Mariah’s Playful Learning Spaces class several years ago and I was hooked!  I couldn’t wait for Wednesdays, each week, when Mariah would send out new videos and lessons. I

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