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.  There are several key elements to(...)

Make Tinker Trays

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.

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Do they understand how the brain works? Use Your Fantastic Elastic Brain to deepen your students' understanding of growth mindset. This blog post will help you understand the what the book contains as well as a few tips and ideas for discussions and activities.

Teaching Growth Mindset with Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Do they understand how the brain works? Use Your Fantastic Elastic Brain to deepen your students' understanding of growth mindset.

Leader in me tree. Use paper and pom poms from party city.

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".

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Teach Your Child to Read - Environments created for children to engage with the natural and exciting world around them - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.

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Paper Plate Ladybug Craft Inspired by Eric Carle's The Grouch Ladybug (with FREE printable)~ Buggy and Buddy- number parts kids can glue pics summarize story/sequence

Watercolor Rainbow Fish! Beautiful!    Could have K1 color with crayola markers and use paintbrush and water to make watercolor. Glue glitter or sparkles when dry.

Color with crayola markers and use paintbrush and water to make watercolor. Glue glitter or sparkles when dry.

A tutorial on how to make a toy tree house for children from scratch with simple tools and natural materials.

DIY Project: How to Make a Toy Tree House

Note to self: Add a treehouse to the faerie garden! DIY Project: How to Make a Toy Fairy Tree House.

Communication friendly space

Cosy inviting (reading or rest area, Reggio inspired) area at Brentry and Henbury Children's Centre, image shared by Elizabeth Jarman for Families

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them - Meri Cherry

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

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.

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An idea for establishing things that the kids can do in different areas- make into a book for the kids/ visitors to look through

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