Halloween Tour!

  The Marigold School of Early learning is having a tour on Halloween!  Please join us between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for an up close look at the preschool and treat bags!   I love teaching young children and if you are looking for a small play-based environment for your child aged three to five years please comeContinue reading “Halloween Tour!”

Oak Trees

 Oak trees are so pretty, but sometimes they will react to bees trying to infest the branches to make their nests.  The infestation causes the tree to form galls.  In the picture to your right are two oak leaves and one example of a gall.  For those of you who have oak trees galls areContinue reading “Oak Trees”

Clay, Buttons and Oil Pastels

  Using clay and buttons as a simple number provocation is another way to incorporate mathematical experiences into your classroom.  Some children will come over and use the oil pastel to try and trace the number and the buttons.  Other children will copy the number and buttons free hand.  And still others may squish the clayContinue reading “Clay, Buttons and Oil Pastels”

Fabric and Buttons!

 Using textures and small manipulatives like buttons for beginning patterning provocations is another way to introduce mathematic concepts to young minds in a non-intrusive way.  This is an example of how you can display biggest to smallest using buttons.  The idea when setting up provocations like this one with fabric and buttons, is to keep inContinue reading “Fabric and Buttons!”