Love this idea! Build a bug activity. To use with our microscope bug slides in spring!

Explore Insect Compositions with tangible materials, reference books and Reggio-inspired setting. (via Imagine Learning Center)

Gemstone outlined shapes. The children made some brilliant patterns with the coloured gems and talked about the properties of the shape as they created the outlines.

C/ Gemstone outlined shapes. The children made some brilliant patterns with the coloured gems and talked about the properties of the shape as they created the outlines.

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…

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6 Playful Name Provocations

At the beginning of every year my teaching partner and I incorporate lots of name recognition, construction, and writing provocations to engage children. Here are some of our favourites so far this…

Some ideas for measurement maths centre activities with printable activity mats

Measurement Maths Centre Activities

Some ideas for measurement maths centre activities with printable activity mats pin now, explore later.

Reggio provocation: colored gem stones and colored pencils. I think they are the same tones as the stones to encourage reproductions of their loose part creations on paper.

Construct the letter and write it.good for ABC center at beginning of school year. A Reggio-based approach - This could also be done outside using natural materials

Just be! Early Childhood Education: inspirations for life.: What is happening this week?

Early Childhood Education: writing provocation -Pattern cards provide a talking point when drawing

Easter Dice Game using jelly beans. "How many polka dots go on the egg. Roll to see!"

Easter Dice Game - Game Idea & Free Printable

Wonders in Kindergarten: From lines to letters...the co-construction of our Alphabet Wall!

British Columbia Kindergarten Language Arts Wonders in Kindergarten: From lines to letters.the co-construction of our Alphabet Wall!

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