Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Insecting It Out!

I am so loving being back in the classroom! It's been way too long to do what I love.

This week my class and I are studing all about insects and boy have we been buzzing around for the past two days. We have collected and inspected and our room has turned into some great exploration stations! Below are some great ideas to do with your little bits. Of course, we are using caution with the real ladybugs, caterpillars and ants!
Ladybug Exploration Station

Spider Exploration Station

Honey Bee Exploration Station

Insect Sensory Bin

Itsy Bitsy Spider Sequencing Tray

Children use tongs to seperate the eggs (beans) from the honey (rice) for fine motor development. This tray (chip and dip)  came from the Dollar Tree for a buck!

Exploring for insects!

The weather here in Florida has been just right for bug catching, so today we caught three ladybugs, one caterpillar and put them into our bug containers. Just a reminder, no bugs were harmed during this process! What a way to start off SPRING!

Until next time...go teach the children!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My New Preschool Classroom

I have almost completed my new classroom. It's small, cozy and so cute. Wanted to share with you all.

The classroom is still a work in progress, but we've come a long way in two days! It was basically bare when I moved in, so a lot of work has went in to what we have at this point. I still need to add a little rug to the homeliving area and a little window treatment among some other final touches, but I am glad to have gotten this far.

Your preschool classroom can be all you want it to be! It can be a place of great learning for early childhood children, so make it fit them. If something needs to be changed once they play in the space, then that can be done so easily. Always prepare your room with them in mind.

I love this room so far because it's so cozy, inviting and warm. Like many of the cooks on the cooking shows say that they wish you have smellivision, I wish you had warm and fuzzy bloggerism!

Until next time, go teach the children!