I’m on a mission to use our sensory table and stop it from becoming a wasted space. In my post about classroom environment I asked for suggestions about what to put in the sensory table. A good friend, and reader, suggested play dough. A few weeks ago I made cooked play dough (I like the… Continue reading Sensory table: my mission to use it and to include children in the set up process!
“Our method, guided by respect for the infant’s competence, is observation. We observe carefully to understand the infant’s communications and his needs. The more we observe, the more we understand and appreciate the enormous amount and speed of learning that happens during the first two or three years of life. We become more humble,… Continue reading Observation: how we learn who a child really is
I know that teaching is a hard job and, not from personal experience, that parenting is a hard job too. I think that both of these jobs, on different levels, are so difficult because they feel (and are) so extremely important. Parents and teachers might be looked at as heroes but we have to remember… Continue reading Admitting your feelings
As I said in my last post, (teacher stress) the school I work at has started a new year. Last year I worked with two other co-teachers in the older infant classroom. We cared for 7 children who started the year off between 4 months and 12 months. This year I have looped up into… Continue reading Classroom Environment