I started a new job last week. I am the new atelierista (art teacher) at a Reggio based preschool close to where I live and I just love love love it! Reggio is a play based approach that I learned about several years ago and immediately fell in love with.
Teaching Growth Mindset with Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities
I got really stuck on a nature thing when we talked about creating an environment in your classroom so this tree looked really pretty and I thought it would be awesome to have in a reading corner where students could read in the "shade".
Over the past year I've become a huge fan of tinker trays. I am a firm believer in open ended art for young children, older children too. Tinker trays are the perfect jumping off point for limitless possibilities and creativity.