December is always crazy. The kids are beyond excited and get more squirrelly by the day and there are so many extra events happening. This year I’m determined to be more organized and hopefully maintain some semblance of calm amidst all of the craziness and all of the fun. Keep reading for some free holiday […]
How to set up the Science Center in your Early Childhood Classroom - Pocket of Preschool
The science center in my classroom is always a busy place. Students can observe, experiment, create, construct, classify, compare and question. Students are natural born scientists. They are curious and eager to explore the world and everything in it! As teachers, it is our job to nurture their scientific spirit and help students form questions,...Read More
How to Set up the Dramatic Play Center in an Early Childhood Classroom - Pocket of Preschool
The Dramatic play center is a place students can go to pretend, imagine, and be creative. Students can pretend to be anyone and do anything! This is powerful for our little learners. It is a place that promotes high-level thinking, problem solving, turn taking, and is rich place for teaching vocabulary. Students can learn and...Read More
Inquiry projects are often used in Reggio Emilia learning inspired classrooms. This practices encourages critical thinking of the real world while providing opportunities for exploration and new experiences in addition to viewing things from different perspectives.
In another week, we will begin our fourth year of homeschooling. During that time, my older two children have been homeschooled through Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), and we have been so very grateful for that