A Fresh Classroom Look

A fresh classroom look using kraft paper backgrounds, white string lights and DIY border chains.

This year I am teaching TK (Transitional Kindergarten) at a new school. I am going to really miss my old school but I know this change will invite new challenges that I am excited to take on. Now the question is: What will I do with this blank canvas??? I want the walls to be inviting … [Read more…]

Entomologists at Work!

Junior Entomologist at Work

We love doing projects in Kindergarten!  Through these high-interest projects, students are engaged in discovering answers to their focus questions, and meanwhile, we teach common core standards, science and health in an authentic, meaningful way! For our insect project, we decided to explore the insects in our community and explore their impact on our lives! … [Read more…]

A Color Theme, To Begin Your School Year

A Color Theme Insta

The beginning of Kindergarten is an exciting but scary time for students and their parents.  We put a lot of thought into those first impressions so that this transition is wonderful. There is so much that goes into organizing your classroom to prepare for the first days of school. Classroom environment is very important to me … [Read more…]

He huffed and he puffed…

The Three Little Pigs Insta

After reading various versions of The Three Little Pigs, our junior engineers got to work, constructing a house that would keep them safe from the big bad “hair dryer” wolf.  Thank you Sewing School for the inspiration. The students had a variety of materials to choose from when deciding how they would construct a sturdy house: legos, … [Read more…]