Welcome to the train station! We have been learning so much through our train station dramatic play center this month! We have been learning about the U.S., directions, writing our names and seat numbers, learning about money, and so much more! This has been center packed with lots of learning! Here is a tour of… Continue reading Train Station Dramatic Play
Welcome to our beautiful preschool classroom! The classroom is organized into various learning areas where I plan invitations to play. My desire is that this is a space where student feel comfortable stepping out of their comfort zone to try new things and test out their ideas. Now on to the tour! If you were to… Continue reading Classroom Tour
Here is a look at our transportation centers this week! First we have our blue table where we are working on sorting by color and counting the number of cars in our parking lots. This has also been a good activity to practice early addition by asking questions like "there are 2 cars in this… Continue reading Transportation Centers
Welcome to our cozy reading corner where little ones can pick out a book to read by themselves or with their friends, follow along as a book is read to them, retell a story with flannel board props, or act out a story in our puppet theater. When thinking about how to set up… Continue reading Our Cozy Reading Corner
We are the proud new owners of an AWESOME light table! Since it arrived, we have been busy testing out all sorts of materials on it to find out how different objects look when the light is shone on them. Let me show you some fun things we have been up to! (P.s. I am… Continue reading We Love Learning On Our New Light Table!
Most of us know (or at least could guess) that fine motor practice is important in the early years/grades simply by looking at how much we, as adults, use our fine motor muscles on a daily basis to write, chop veggies, text on our phones, cut a piece of paper, etc. Fine motor skills are… Continue reading The Importance of Fine Motor Activities
It is the second week our dramatic play area has been transformed into a train station complete with a ticket counter, travel agency with a United States Map and various travel kids travel books, a cardboard box has been turned into baggage x-ray machine for students to slide their luggage through, and seats have been… Continue reading Why Dramatic Play?
What preschooler doesn't love dramatic play? Who doesn't love ice cream? There is nothing better than combining two well loved items together. The Herrmann house hold has had a blast creating their very own scrumptious ice cream creations in our first ever dramatic play center theme! We made chocolate, mint, orange, vanilla, and grape scented… Continue reading Olaf’s Frozen Parlor: An Ice-cream Parlor Dramatic Play
I swear I am not a coffee addict. I don't even drink it every day, but my kiddo sure does LOVE to help me make coffee. So I thought there was a better way to let him play than to make a million cups of coffee a day. Welcome to "Scarbucks" Coffee. Here is our… Continue reading “Starbucks” Coffee Dramatic Play