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Large Scale Air Sculptures At Wee Warhols-A Lesson On Space In Art - Wee Warhols 14/07/2016

Love, love, love this!

Large Scale Air Sculptures At Wee Warhols-A Lesson On Space In Art - Wee Warhols I am amazed everyday by my young art students. They seem to have no limitations of space in their drawings. They just draw. The stories they tell about their creations are often comical and sometimes astronomical. What worries me, though, is that as they get older they will lose that sense of wo...

Take Apart/ The Robot Investigation 19/05/2016

Doing a 2 week deconstruct reconstruct study in August. Does anyone know any great preschool appropriate storybooks that could add to the discussion?

Allowing children to use REAL tools at our Take Apart Station sends the message that they are capable of "real work." Using broken appliances as learning tools is great scaffolding activity. Children can be encouraged to draw the insides of these machines, speculate as to what the removed parts do, and discover the best tool for the job at hand. Young children have rich and insightful theories and questions, and they can conduct research through their work. They are truly, natural-born scientists. As part of our emergent 'Robot' curriculum, we have been taking apart, and studying the insides of keyboards, VHS tapes, CD/DVD players, boomboxes, and remote controls. We are noticing the children's improved manual dexterity with tools through the disassembly of these small appliances.
Making robots and robot costumes with our Take-Apart Materials was a meaningful way for the children to extend their dialog with these materials that they have become so familiar with.
We revamped our Dramatic Play area into "Robot Central," filled it with their "Robot Creations," and the play that inspired the children's theories began. We took these theories and made them into a movie based on the questions: "What would robots do for humans? What would you want a robot to do for you?"

Nature-Based Curriculum a Hit with Students and Staff Alike | ED.gov Blog 22/04/2016

This is an example of what early childhood education should be. Hope it trends in MD public schools.

Nature-Based Curriculum a Hit with Students and Staff Alike | ED.gov Blog Nature-Based Curriculum a Hit with Students and Staff Alike Students gather around a tree as part of the school’s nature-based curriculum Environmental education is an integral part of everyday life at Redtail Ridge Elementary School in Prairie Lake, Minnesota. On any given day you could find: math…

Photos from Figment Creative Labs - Art Workshops's post 15/04/2016

Fantastic!

50 Earth Day Activities for Kids 09/04/2016

50 Earth Day Activities for Kids 50 fun, simple, kid-friendly Earth Day Activities that use natural materials and recycled materials, and celebrate the great outdoors.

Why We Shouldn't Make Young Children Say 'Sorry' 29/03/2016

This is proof tony theory.

Why We Shouldn't Make Young Children Say 'Sorry' I appreciate this probably sounds 'far out' and frankly quite ridiculous to some of you reading. Why on earth would we not want our children to apologise when they have done something wrong? I'm not disputing this, I am however disputing the way in which we go about achieving it.

The hundred languages of childhood know no age bounds 26/03/2016

Adding the book to my reading list.

The hundred languages of childhood know no age bounds Peter Moss. Loris Malaguzzi (1920-94) was one of the great educationalists of the 20th century. He was a thinker, but also a doer, a council employee who played a leading role in the evolution of a…

Photos from ReMida Bologna Terre d'Acqua's post 15/02/2016

I think I need some of that tubing!

How To Stop Losing Your Temper With Your Kids 24/01/2016

It's good to be reminded of these techniques every once in a while.

How To Stop Losing Your Temper With Your Kids I get it… you are running behind, you can’t find a shoe, they lost last night’s homework, the phone just rang… and you lose your temper with your kids. You don’t want to, but it starts… “Let’s go! Why are we always late?” When our oldest son was old enough to start doing things to make...Read Mor…

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