Which objects will roll? Set up ramp and various objects

Ramps in the Science Center

February - Movement: Simple Machines Unit Study - Example of using signs in the science center to add print to the pre-k classroom

Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget? Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

It's the first day of school for most of the kids and teens here in Homer. In anticipation of the buzzing afterschool energy level we see each Fall, I'm back to featuring passive programs kids can .

Provocation, "What Letters Can You Make With Wire?" (from Wonders in Kindergarten, Ana Marie Ralph on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBItSCLJH2J/?taken-by=anamariaralph)

This can be used as a build a word option on literacy menus"What Words Can You Make With." Switch out the materials every 2 weeks.

A useful definition of a provocation in children's learning.

A useful definition of a provocation in children's learning. Would definitely change the layout but I appreciate the text the have.

A sorting provocation. The first discussion asked children what they thought sorting was. As a lead up question children were asked what things we sort in our classroom. Here are some responses which supported their understanding and linkage to real life applications: sorting materials at construction, sorting in the Tenzies game, sorting the Russian Dolls, sorting our kind of writing (e.g. lists, books, cards, etc.), sorting markers, paint brushes, and books.

A sorting provocation. The first discussion asked children what they thought…

Playdough

August theme: All About Me A laminated face mat, some play dough, googly eyes, buttons and pipe cleaners is all that's needed for this student-led activity.

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first began teaching early childhood education about three decades ago, there were many discussions about the language that we use to name what we do. I rememb…

Invitations, Provocations and Reflective Practice

Mirrors & loose parts. The Inspired Child ≈≈

Mirrors & loose parts can provide a pleasing environment to begin a school day (Via The Inspired Child)

Invitation to explore Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert - shared by Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities (",)

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: On Display: Thinking and Learning in Room 122

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