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"But once again, it’s never just about the art; it’s about the tools that the process provides." Article from NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) on arts as therapy tools for returning veterans

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Winter Math and Literacy No Prep Printables First Grade

Download free printables at preview. Winter Math and Literacy No Prep Printables - First grade. An excellent pack with a lot of sight word, vowels, blends, digraphs, vocabulary, word work, grammar, reading & comprehesnion, writing, fluency and other literacy activities and practice

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Science: Sorting / Classification; Supplies Two containers, one labeled "soft" and the other "hard", and a collection of small items from around the house. How it's Done Child goes through the assortment of items and sorts them into the containers. To keep this activity fun, you can change the items often.

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Using input from the children in your centre to help create your drama centre or dramatic play area is an excellent way to build a sense of shared ownership and community. If the children are involved in the development of their centre they are more likely to want to take ownership of it.

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Student Centered Instructional Methods

There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck.

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Guided Math and Math Stations

Math centers. Clear envelopes from the dollar store with all of the activity materials inside. Students work on their center then complete a fact fluency center when finished. Use this concept but with baskets in my cubicle organizers.

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28 New Uses for Things You Were Going to Throw Away

DIY yarn organizer. It is great to facilitate the autonomy in the art center. Easy to store too!

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