Classroom Environment · Improving my Teaching Practice

Water table: staying unruffled and a little negotiation

On Monday I put water in the sensory table with a large strainer, some small bowls and two scoops. I put in enough water so the children could easily pour and scoop the water. I had just read the post by Janet Lansbury, 9 Best Ways to Stay (Mostly) Unruffled With Toddlers , so I… Continue reading Water table: staying unruffled and a little negotiation

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My sensory table mission: check in #1

I’m still working on using our sensory table and not letting it become a wasted space. I have to say I feel pretty proud of myself! With the help of my co-teacher, we have had the sensory table filled with explorations just about every morning.  I will admit that I have been slacking on letting… Continue reading My sensory table mission: check in #1

Classroom Environment · Improving my Teaching Practice

Sensory table: my mission to use it and to include children in the set up process!

  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!

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Open Ended Materials

One thing that I am very proud of is how intentional I am about choosing materials for the classroom. This is something I fully credit to the RIE foundations course and to a great support system around me; I have several people (including my wonderful co-teachers) that help me think about what I should bring… Continue reading Open Ended Materials