It’s time to start my Reggio Inspired Exploring Trees Through Inquiry unit. I absolutely love teaching this unit with my kindergarten students and I’ve found that Spring is a great time to begin this unit in kindergarten. It is such a fun unit that is packed with science, reading, writing, questioning, and excitement! The unit
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.
Fall is in full swing and the leaves are showing off a bit. I really love the beautiful leaves… but who doesn’t? Driving through the mountains this weekend reminded me that it’s time to start leaf collecting. I use leaves all over my house for decoration, but I also use them in the classroom for
I love using photography to document student learning. During our tree unit, I’ve been snapping pictures every time I get the chance. I’ve been taking pictures of the kids at work, observing, describing, and writing in their journals. One of our parents made a tree for our bulletin board and I thought it would be
There was a happy accident in kindergarten today. We were doing some explorations with trees, leaves, twigs, and pinecones, when the kids started asking about hidden seeds inside of pinecones. They could see the seeds in there, but they didn’t come out very easily. We tried digging a few out with a pencil, but