Labels or tags (Owl theme) classroom decoration
Lesson plan template and classroom organization ideas
Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Classroom Organization
Beginning of the Year Assessment for Kindergarten
"Play is essential to the development and learning of young children. Not optional…essential. Children learn as they play. In fact, play provides the perfect context for learning for the whole child - mental, verbal, social, physical, creative and emotional, in a way most structured classroom-style activities do not. " ~ Making Play Great, Play Grow Learn Issue On
Make these beautiful butterfly suncatchers with melted crayons, wax paper, and sticks from the back yard! Also includes a roundup of suncatcher ideas for toddlers.
Cool Kids Craft: making dragonflies using maple seeds and twigs
kids pose in a life size "frame" as others draw them. Another idea we had at the Horse Barn in Sioux Falls was to create frames that you could easily slide an 8 1/2 x 11 work of art into, so that kids visiting could see their work hanging in the gallery. Still might try that at The Retreat. Thanks for the pin @Kayla Hathaway!
kids pose in a life size "frame" as others draw them. fantastic!
FREE Printables to create your own Family Response Journals. Kids and parents write back and forth all year.
What you’ll need: LED tealight, plastic easter egg, pipe cleaners, white sticky labels, silver duct tape. How to make it: Get a small flameless LED tealight and place it into a plastic egg. Next, use a thumbtack to poke holes through the egg to insert the pipe cleaners. Draw a pair of cute little bug eyes onto while sticky labels. Finally, sculpt wings using duct tape.
Easter Egg Firefly...this site has 22 different Easter crafts for children!!
Join the play dough club, and help out by making play dough for the class 1-3 Times per year