Celebrate Fall

Celebrate Fall

I just love when September rolls around and we get to talk about apples!  There are so many apple activities out there, but I find something so refreshing about these apple barrel projects. To make these apple barrel projects: 1.  Cut white construction paper to 11 X 17 so you can mount it on black … [Read more…]

Itsy Bitsy Spiders

Itsy Bitsy Spiders

  Our Itsy Bitsy kiddos made the cutest 3D spiders to contribute to this spooky bulletin board. To make the spiders: Paint white styrofoam balls (from Michaels) black Use 4 black pipe cleaners–cut in half–for the 8 legs Cut small triangles out of white foam to make fangs Glue on googly eyes Staple spiders to a … [Read more…]

Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear

What better literature to teach young children colors than Eric Carle’s classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  In my Kindergarten class, we get students excited about reading by creating a “book of the week.” The “book of the week” during our color unit was inspired by Brown Bear! 1.  After printing the title, … [Read more…]

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…]

Tot School: Back to the Sea!

Tot School Under the Sea

Summer is here and I couldn’t wait to get Tot School started up again with Rhett.  Now that he is 2, Tot School is going to be even more fun than it was last Summer.  This time around my goal is to design activities that are low cost, easy to replicate and high interest. I also … [Read more…]