The debate over whether students should be crafting or making art has been taking place for years but has recently resurged due to adult crafters and artists having similar discussions. In the early years classrooms both are important and have a place. Often they overlap, as our students create and craft together. The importance of... Continue Reading →
Yes, they are dropping...are you happy, sad, excited for snow? As adults, many of us dread winter coming whereas smaller people tend to love the approach of the cold, wet stuff. Either way, fall is a wonderful reason to celebrate the change of the seasons for a little while longer. It will be white for... Continue Reading →
Beautiful upcycling of old (not quality classrooms) crayons into: Lavender essential oil infused heart crayons! Perfect valentine gifts for school friends and a great way to get rid of junky crayons.
I like themes, I can't help it. It is possibly either the teacher in me or the organized part of my brain but seeing a theme carried out through a project makes me happy! Fred and his friend have been busy making Christmas crafts. A simple wreath with Paper Circle Popz glued on looks great.... Continue Reading →
Eric Carle is truly inspiring and a staple in many kindergarten classrooms. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is one of Fred's favourite books at the moment. Rose also loves that fact that she can read (recite) it with no effort. Earlier in the week we stuck paper and coloured Black Sheep. Yes, the art opportunities are... Continue Reading →
Playmais is a modeling material which we have used on many occasions. It is easy to pull out and requires little set up or clean up. All we use is a little bowl of water, and either a knife or scissors. Messy trays are great as they keep the bricks contained and can be run under... Continue Reading →