Play Based Inquiry
Invitation to play... Map making! Map making is huge in our class this week... Does anyone else find this is a frequently occurring interest?
FREE Printable Maps for Kids
20+ free, printable Blank Maps for learning about geography, capitals / rivers / mts, noting famous landmarks, where have i been, news, and more.
Once Upon a Learning Adventure
Yikes! This has been a quite a week in my first grade classroom! I anticipated a bit of chaos due to parent conferences, picture day, and concession sales, but I sure was not prepared for the amount of crazy that ensued yesterday! Here is a little sneak peak at the reason for all the insanity in my room! Meet "Skinky" the skink! (who is a little blurry because I was seriously freaked out by her appearance in my room!) It all started Wednesday afternoon as I was leaving the building. I opened…
Children's Engineering: Long Ago and Today
Communities of the Past vs Communities of the Present: Excellent blog post with many images. This would be a wonderful Learning Commons activity.
Mapping the Classroom
We have been working on some mapping skills during Social Studies. We did some brainstorming about maps, read some books about maps and then...
Rock Your Blocks Center!
An educational blog hosted by a collaborative group of teacher-authors hoping to share creative and colorful ideas and activities from our classrooms!