This is normal: The ramblings of a first year special ed teacher
First off, I need to apologize for not blogging since MAY! It's been a crazy couple of months. I moved TWICE since my last post and managed to start and end one job as a children's director at a Christian camp and begin a new one as a special education teacher. I am currently teaching 10 amazing, sassy, stubborn, and unpredictable 3-5th graders and LOVING it. I have an amazing support system at my school and have been learning so much from my principal, my psychologist, my instructional…
Welcome to my Makerspace
Are you interested in starting a classroom or school Makerspace OR maybe want to learn more about how Makerspaces work? You've come to the right place! I have to admit that this blog post is lonnnnnng overdue because my Makerspace has been ever changing and evolving over the past three years. The 'Makers Movement' is gaining more and more traction in elementary schools each year, and the positive impacts on our student are truly immeasurable! I'll start with some Makerspace basics and then…
Educational Resources for Preschoolers Looking for material to add to your curriculum? Want to keep learning fun through play and games? Find it in the library! The Navigating Homeschool Library is always adding great educational material for the whole family! Currently, we have alphabet, counting, shapes, and holiday worksheets, in addition to a few games! … Join Read More »
Objective Led Planning versus In the Moment Planning?
Objective led planning or In the moment planning? I have seen a few posts recently asking about the difference between these two planning models as a teaching method in Early Years so I thought it would be a good idea to explain the different methods. Objective led planning Objective led planning Is a term born from Alistair Bryce Clegg; Education Consultant and Early Years Author. It is where you target a small group of children who are heading towards the same objective. You enter their…
Geometry Unit and Symmetry Activity
I really wish that I would have taken more pictures throughout our geometry unit. There are so many creative ideas out there to help solid...
Squeeze Pouch Lid Patterns - HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME
A fun and easy early math activity for toddlers and preschoolers using squeeze pouch lids!
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Teaching Symmetry to Preschoolers with LEGO Bricks
This hands-on math activity is perfect for teaching symmetry to preschoolers and young kids. It makes learning symmetry fun and playful!
Kindergarten Number Sense Activities Made Simple
This week we have been very busy practicing number formation, recognition, and counting. I always try to include a hands-on activity, a...