Learning Environments & Curriculum

The Science of Fall Leaves

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. Depending on where you live, the leaves of the deciduous trees turn into bright displays of color and then fall to the ground. But how and why does this happen? As teachers of young children, this color show is a great opportunity to teach them the science of… Continue reading The Science of Fall Leaves

Learning Environments & Curriculum

It’s Dragon Appreciation Day!

Do you like dragons? I do – and I haven’t met a child that didn’t! Today is a day to celebrate the Dragon! So just how DO you appreciate a dragon? Start the day with your morning circle and ask the children, who likes dragons? Ask them to tell you what a dragon is – … Continue reading It’s Dragon Appreciation Day!

Human Growth & Development

The Very Youngest in Our Charge

I taught a workshop this weekend on Creative Curriculum and putting it all together. Overall I thought it went pretty well. It was a great, interactive group that had some great ideas and worked well together. As I went over the feedback the next day it was a pretty dominant theme – there was a… Continue reading The Very Youngest in Our Charge

Learning Environments & Curriculum

Cooking with Kids – Making Butter

Cooking with kids is great project that not only employs the science of food, but vocabulary, history, and some tasty fun!  As a teacher I used the Thanksgiving holiday to talk about families and traditions.  We also talked about the history some of those traditions, like using butter.  How do we get butter?  What is… Continue reading Cooking with Kids – Making Butter