Tricia de Graaf

Tricia de Graaf

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Dundas, Ontario  ·  A constant learner, passionate about music, poetry, and running outdoors, grateful for my amazing family and friends, and madly in love with my husband and kids
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Omg how stinkin cute are these little snakes slithering through the grass? Thank you @emily_art_teacher_smile for the adorable first grade weaving lesson! I have always had a hard time getting my kiddos to “relate” to weaving... but this way they were SO excited about collaging their snakes and making textured paper for their grass that the weaving was just the icing on the cake! Also thanks to @cassie_stephenz for her easy tutorial with how to get the kiddos to cut their own loom. All my…

Omg how stinkin cute are these little snakes slithering through the grass? Thank you @emily_art_teacher_smile for the adorable first grade weaving lesson! I have always had a hard time getting my kiddos to “relate” to weaving... but this way they were SO excited about collaging their snakes and making textured paper for their grass that the weaving was just the icing on the cake! Also thanks to @cassie_stephenz for her easy tutorial with how to get the kiddos to cut their own loom. All my…

Parts of a plant: we did this in Playschool a few weeks ago with kids ages 1-5 and took our time talking about the various things a plant needs to grow as we added each one and then our labels. We added a label for the stem, one for the leaf, and the petals. For the flower petals we used cupcake liners, a great activity for kids especially preschool age that's interactive, educational, and fun! A great precursor to planting real flowers or plants in the classroom or home as we did yesterday!

Parts of a plant: we did this in Playschool a few weeks ago with kids ages and took our time talking about the various things a plant needs to grow as we added each one and then our labels. We added a label for the stem, one for the leaf, and the peta

Printable Tags and Coins: Play Store to Learn About Money// making a money book, printable coins for the book

I use these coins to make wooded money cubes. Students roll two cubes and add the coins on the two sides together. Great partner game for early finishers. Something like this but with expressions.

A Kids Yoga Sequence That Teaches Gratitude

The art of being thankful is an amazing reason to celebrate on any occasion. Gratitude provides a wonderful theme for a fantastic classroom exercise, and how