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Natural Climbing Structures challenge children’s abilities in an exciting and open-ended way using natural materials, as well as supporting the development of communication and cooperation skills. Natural Climbing Structures are built from bark-on oak trunks and branches. Oak branches are strong, long lasting and splinter free. We source our trees responsibly in the UK. Natural …
Natural Climbing Structures - Infinite Playgrounds
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Play England’s Design for Play Play England have released their Design for Play publication that outlines the 10 principles of designing successful natural play spaces. The ten playground principles are; • They are bespoke • They are well located • They make use of natural elements • They provide a wide range of play experiences …
Natural playscapes encourage creativity in kids
Outdoor play inspiration
Natural Playgrounds | Childsplay Nursery natural climbing tree and den
Squishy Snow Sensory Activity for Preschool Kids - Coffee Cups and Crayons
Squishy Snow Sensory Material for Preschool. All you need is a bar of Ivory soap, a roll of toilet paper, and 1-1.5 cups of hot water. Can't wait to do this winter craft!
Squishy snow, also called clean mud, is easy to make, fun to play with, and NOT a mess to clean up. All you need is a bar of Ivory soap, a roll of toilet paper, and 1-1.5 cups of hot water.
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Using the environment as the third teacher: Transparencies, permanent black markers and the classroom window, made for a perfect provocation to entice the children. There is a lot to see on a rainy day! Note the documentation printed onto a transparency and posted.
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Using the environment as the third teacher: Transparencies, permanent black markers and the classroom window, made for a perfect provocation to entice the children. There is a lot to see on a rainy day!
wonder window - use contact paper and ordinary markers on window - fab idea!
"Back in the early spring, we decided to put the windows to better use and introduced the Wonder Window. Transparencies, permanent black markers and of course, the window, made for a perfect provocation to entice the children. There was a lot to see on a rainy day and they made some interesting observations." http://crayonswandsandbuildingblocks.wordpress.com/
Inviting students to document their learning.
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Inviting students to document their learning: i think i'm going to do a similar activity with the photos i take of my students playing math games. E.g. How do you play this game? What strategy are you using? Etc.
Convidar als infants a documentar els seus aprenentatges. Inviting students to document their learning.
Take home bag activity
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Blogger says "While I love these projects using paint chips, I don’t think it’s right to empty shelves of local hardware – not what they’re for. Large hardware stores, throw out their out-of-season paint swatches, ask if can contact you when they have paint chip samples that need to be discarded. Use paint chip confetti to decorate party table, use swatch with cut-outs as bookmark. Visit local craft store for paper punches, butterflies, hearts, christmas trees, snowflakes, flowers, etc…
Paint Chip cut outs
Ok...the paint companies have to be less-than-thrilled about all the craft ideas with their paint chips but I love the ideas!
Clever use of a paint strip. scrapbooking stuff is expensive but paint chips are free :)
Paint chip confetti. use any cutter with paint samples. can use for crafts or scrapbooking
Paint Strip Trees Use your favorite holiday punch and paint color strips to make embellishments for scrapbook pages, cards, or on gifts.
Inspired by a thoughtful comment | Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research
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Inspired by a thoughtful comment
Display art in the window with plastic document sleeves
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Display art or student work in the window with plastic document sleeves, o-rings, and a tension rod! Nice idea!
Great Idea!!-Display art in the window with plastic document sleeves #art #kids #teaching #classroom #elem
Display art in the window with plastic document sleeves - a good way to display and make a DIY window shade for our big classroom windows
let the children play: When I Play Outside I Am Learning....
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let the children play: When I Play Outside I Am Learning.... I often see teachers punishing young children by revoking their recess. WHY?!! Clearly ineffective, detracts from valuable learning at recess AND does nothing to alleviate a child's energy. Urgh!
What kids learn while playing outside! :)
playing outside, many play outdoor play ideas
play based learning
When i play outside i am learning . . . Good reminders to let kids play!!
let the children play: When I Play Outside I Am Learning....
compost in a bottle- good for an ongoing science experiment. I think this is great to do weeks before you plant in your classroom because you can use the soil your kiddos help make!
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SEEDS Network at PreK + K Compost Bottle
Kids science project : Compost in a bottle - learn about conservation and recycling!
SEEDS Idea Search | The SEEDS Network
Taking care of the earth ... today and everyday! by Laura from the SEEDS Network at PreK + K Sharing activity for earth day L&M
compost in a bottle science project
Authentic!! Composting display: this board was created to show the children (and anyone who comes into our classroom) how learning took place regarding this topic.**Designate a display area in my room for this kind of work..khs
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Composting display: this board was created to show the children (and anyone who comes into our classroom) how learning took place regarding this topic.**Designate a display area in my room for this kind of work..khs
Twigs & glass nuggets on the light table - from Inquiring Minds Richland Academy (",)
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Twigs & glass nuggets on the light table - lovely transient art provocation
Sticks and glass stones on the light table
beautiful light table provocation, sticks and green glass
beautiful light table provocation, sticks and glass beads ~ green or fall colours
Developmental Stages of Block Play
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Fairy Dust Teaching Kindergarten Blog: Developmental Stages of Block Play
Value of Inquiry
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Inquiry- great teaching quote
Trust the learner!
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Learning Motherhood Blog | Sydney Steiner
Magda Gerber's words of wisdom
Inspiring words for teachers and parents.
Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning. Scroll down to a Ted Talk a bottom of page. "How to Learn? From Mistakes"
Beyond Technology, How to Spark Kids’ Passions
Inquiry based learning
Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning - MindShift (blog) | Foreign Language Flipped Class Resources | Scoop.it
MindShift is an incredible resource for articles on progressive teaching ideas. Incredible!!
Power of Play « Steve McCurry's Blog This blog is full of beautiful and powerful images of PLAY!
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The swimming hole - reminds me of the rope swing we hung out at on lake jocassee in the 80s
Summer fun at the lake!
Power of #Play | Steve McCurry, #Fiji
Summer nights at the lake
summertime fun with friends
Summer time ... great times at the lake
ahh those hot summer days & a rope swing into cool water! sheer bliss
Power of Play | Steve McCurry's Blog
Amazing website for inquiry based learning
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Matt Gomez: Amazing website for inquiry based learning
with marine animals
projects vs project based learning
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Starfish Education: The Difference between "Doing Projects" and Project Based Learning
Projects vs project based learning inthe classroom
"Giving Students a Project" is not PBL Why not? Here's a table that explains why not by contrasting the two. Very useful for decision-makers in education, principals, department heads, lead teachers and others contemplating a move into PBL.
A Must-Have Rubric for Effective Implementation of PBL in Your School - great differentiation between a project and project based learning
The Cycle of Inquiry System
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The Cycle of Inquiry System - REGGIO EMILIA
The Cycle of Inquiry Process
ISSUU - Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds by NAEYC
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Another pinner: ISSUU - Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds by NAEYC
Children Children Children
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Children Are ... A lot of good stuff. Review this list when you want to kill them :)
Children A to Z! Love this! #teachers #inspiration #motivation #moms #parenting
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Children #quotes #baby #maternity
children are amazing and they teach their parents so much - like how to be a parent. So when you think you are not doing such a good job, try and listen to your kids - and when you are convinced your are doing a Great Job - be sure to listen to your children - it's their opinions which count!
Tools and Representations of Looking Closely | Looking Closely Collaboration