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Kid's Art Area
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Early Childhood Environments

Inspriring Environments - Journey Into Early Childhood

Safe place

Inspiring Environments - Loose Parts for the light table - Journey Into Early Childhood ≈≈

Outdoor play kitchen - find a table, cut two holes - insert plastic tubs. Love this idea a lot!

Easy kiddie kitchen sinks - find a table, cut two holes - insert plastic tubs.

Easy kiddie kitchen sinks - find a table, cut two holes - insert plastic tubs. by orangina on Indulgy.com

sunflower house. fun to play in once the sunflowers grow tall.

Sunflower House

Painted ceiling tile art by students

Parent Involvement - Family Art Night

I just love to walk in the front door of my school. The PTA at my elementary school does a wonderful job of getting parents involved. One ...

a tree house/loft but it is on the ground in the classroom. This maybe the alternative I have been looking for. Love it!

Cute Classroom Inspiration - Debra White from Boise, Idaho - SchoolgirlStyle

Debra White – Boise, Idaho This classroom makes you say “WOW!” I saw Debra’s room posted on Tommie’s Tools this weekend and couldn’t wait to share it on Schoolgirl Style. Debra used the Dots on Chocolate products from Creative Teaching Press to create this amazing space. The […]

This is a great website for getting tips on how to decorate your classroom. It makes me want to re-do my primary colored room!

How to decorate without upsetting the fire marshal! - SchoolgirlStyle

I had someone email me this week and explained that her school had a very strict fire marshall! She went on to tell me that she cannot hang anything from the ceiling and only a certain percentage of her classroom can have paper. Does this sound like your district? It is very interesting to […]

A “Natural Habitat” Classroom | 30 Epic Examples Of Inspirational Classroom Decor

A "Natural Habitat" Classroom

The Wingate Community Nursery.

Cute classroom decoration or teacher gift! You could use plastic flowers and attach them to pens.

Cute classroom decoration or teacher gift! You could use plastic flowers and attach them to pens.

Glitzy In 1st Grade: Classroom Decor - boarders around shelving letters on shelving. Great idea!

Glitzy In 1st Grade

A reading nook will encourage them to stay and read for a few!! 12 Pallet Ideas for Kids Room #Home #Crafts

how to make a reading nook using two wooden palettes (part 1)

Mud kitchen

Mud kitchen

Dry erase circles. Who knew? Vinyl circles at group table. No passing out dry erase boards:)

Kinder Keri- The Connected Kindergarten

Last year I really noticed that my students were struggling to grasp their sight words, so I did a LOT of research into best practices, programs, strategies, and new ways to teach them that would help them master them quickly and effectively. My team and I decided to go with differentiated sight words lists. I started searching for lists but just couldn't find what I wanted. Some came close, but none really fit what I felt gave my students the words they needed in the correct order to be…

DIY children's grocery store- built on my shelves from Target

DIY children's grocery store- built on my shelves from Target

CUTE playroom idea!

blackboard wall

CUTE playroom idea!

An outdoor play kitchen.

Hidden Hollow outdoor kitchen

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Dress up closet made from an old dresser with one drawer left in--love the yellow.

Brooklyn Limestone

Home Decor, DIY and Design blog all about trying to live a stylish live in an old home in Brooklyn.

Great daycare yard

Great daycare yard

Adorable play stage for kid's room. My daughter will have this.

Sand Box

20 Do It Yourself Spring Time Ideas

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Backyard chalkboard! This is smart, less mess, and the rain would wash the chalk away.

Art + Outdoors = Artdoorsy

When I saw this idea for an outdoor chalkboard on Ohdeedoh last week, I instantly wanted one in our backyard too. And I knew just the dad...

Cheap trash cans on the wall for toy storage!

IDEIA PRA CESTO DE BRINQUEDO

Porque a gente não quer uma casa. A gente quer um lar. Um blog sobre decoração, design, estilo de vida, e outras coisinhas fofas.

A cave of stars - just poke Christmas lights through the top of an old box and add some pillows and snacks. I would've lived in this as a kid!

A CAVE OF STARS

There are soooooo many things to do with an empty box, the options are almost endless. We happened to have a huge one and it went from a ...

Beautiful storage of natural materials - from Preschool of the Arts (",)

Preschool of the Arts

Beautiful storage of natural materials - from Preschool of the Arts (",)

Recycled bottles used for an art display/ sensory wall. Pretty cool!

Recycle! Reuse! Redesign! Repurpose! Renew! and RE-INSPIRE!

Talk about turning trash into treasure, the children have repurposed these various bottles and created whimsical works of art. Plastic takes about 450 years to degrade and when you think about millions of plastic bottles piled up for generations, it does give you pause for thought. We reused a variety of clear plastic bottles and stuffed them with brightly colored painted paper towels. Materials: Recycled Bottles Liquid Watercolors Pipettes (dropper) Paper Towels Let’s not forget that the…

superhero classroom decorations - Batcave reading nook!

superhero classroom decorations - Batcave reading nook!

A Serene Creative Space

30 Epic Examples Of Inspirational Classroom Decor

Temper your jealousy, teachers. One can always dream.

The Center for Children's Learning ≈≈

Museum Center for Learning

Museum Center for Learning added a new photo.

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Anne Lamott Quotes And Sayings Pictures | Anne Lamott Quotes And Sayings Images

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Such a beautiful school.

They take the concept of "natural classroom" to a whole new level at ChildRoots Center in Portland, OR www.childroots.com

ChildRoots

They take the concept of "natural classroom" to a whole new level at ChildRoots Center in Portland, OR www.childroots.com

Identity panels in my classroom.

Identity panels in my classroom.

Austin School For the Future: The Reggio Emilia approach, a conerstone to our philosophy

The Reggio Emilia approach, a conerstone to our philosophy

Before reading please note that I typed this in word and copied into blogger. Some words are underlined for no apparent reason and I can't figure out how to change them. Also some of the images I got are from Let the Children Play, which is an awesome blog that I suggest anyone to follow. Thanks here you go..... I believe in a curriculum that is child based and gives each child the opportunity to explore and discover in ways which are exciting and interesting to each individual child. By…

Swinging Nerf targets with plastic cups - FUN!

Swinging Nerf Targets - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Plastic cups make awesome Nerf targets, and when the cups are swinging, they’re even more fun! We have LOTS of random PVC pipe pieces in our house and garage from all of our many PVC projects, so Aidan built a couple of frames to hang the plastic cups from. Here’s the basic design: We taped […]

Play-Based Classroom: Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment

Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment

My quest this year was to create a more organized, visually pleasing environment in our preschool classroom. My inspiration has come from various classes I've taken this year, inspirational teachers, cohort among local preschools, and of course, blogging! My research of other classrooms and personal aesthetic have led me to the Reggio Emilia approach to classroom environments. I do not claim to be a Reggio teacher. I have, however, learned to borrow bits and pieces from various pedagogical…

Love the idea of having the cover over the dramatic play area. Makes it a little bit more interesting for the kiddos! How fun!

Swallowtail - Waldorf School and Farm

Love the idea of having the cover over the dramatic play area. Makes it a little bit more interesting for the kiddos! How fun!

Kids Playroom Organization Tips | Mess For Less 15 ways to create a playroom that kids will use and that will stay organized!

Kids Playroom Organization Tips

A new year always gets me in a mood to start fresh. New calendar, new diet, new everything. I feel like the future is full of possibilities and I can reinvent myself and my environment to be whatever I want it to be. So I usually go on a mad cleaning/purging and organizing frenzy much to the chagrin of my family. My family is not so fond of these organizing moods of mine since I often end up getting rid of their clutter. My kids have the most clutter of anyone and most of it ends up in the…

Bookshelf with... Overhead cover thingy? Well it LOOKS cool! It could easily be built as a desk too.

sweet + lovely things

A little place for me to save all the sweet + lovely photos and quotes and other inspiration I find and never want to forget... :::::::::: If a sweet + lovely thought or picture is not credited, it is only because I cannot remember where I originally found it. :::::::::: For photo credits, please click on the photo itself. Archive / RSS

Love the crates mounted on the walls used as storage ≈≈

The 3rd teacher: our new Reggio inspired classroom

So if you have read my last 2 posts, you will know that I have decided to integrate some of the Reggio Emilia approach to my teaching m...

Play-Based Classroom: Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment

Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment

My quest this year was to create a more organized, visually pleasing environment in our preschool classroom. My inspiration has come from various classes I've taken this year, inspirational teachers, cohort among local preschools, and of course, blogging! My research of other classrooms and personal aesthetic have led me to the Reggio Emilia approach to classroom environments. I do not claim to be a Reggio teacher. I have, however, learned to borrow bits and pieces from various pedagogical…

An overview of how literacy is incorporated in the Reggio Emilia Approach.

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An overview of how literacy is incorporated in the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Baulkham hills early learning centre via Let the children play ≈≈

let the children play

let the children play added a new photo.

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: Our story of transformation continues...

Our story of transformation continues...

Welcome to our classroom! This week Julie and I have been busy trying to create a space worthy of our new students. For those of you have just found our blog, if you look back at September 2011 you will find pictures of our initial transformation. You can also find more information about the learning environment under the category of "environmental changes." Here are a few new photos of where our students can visit during "Literacy and Investigation: Thinking and Learning Time": Literacy and…

This website has the most amazing pics of their school in action. Brilliant provocations! Loose parts! Imagination! Learning through play! SO INSPIRING!!!!

Elder Street Early Childhood Centre

This week our log is a jungle and waterfall

What Professional Development in Early Childhood Science Will Meet the Requirements of Practicing Teachers?

What Professional Development in Early Childhood Science Will Meet the Requirements of Practicing Teachers?

Examples of ways to make rooms feel earthy and grounded for kids. Boulder Journey School - Fairy Dust Teaching

Boulder Journey School

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Boulder Journey School Conference. It was a wonderful, thought-provoking gathering. I highly recommend this conference for an enriching professional development experience. (And the thrift stores in Boulder are amazing!) I was taken back by the gorgeous environments. I wanted to share a few glimpses into this beautiful school. I thought this was such a dynamic art making space. I love the diversity of materials and the display of the work. The…

Finger Gym with nuts, bolts and padlocks.

Early Years ideas from Tishylishy

Early Years ideas from Tishylishy. 69K likes. Sharing photos, provision enhancements and outcomes from my EYFS class and the occasional share from others.

Inspired by Nature

Children love nature and being outside. Most of the time the outdoors is fully accessible and open to exploration, but you can also incorporate nature into lots of experiences, both indoors and out. The following are some of the things we have tried at our preschool. Still life art inspired by some beautiful flowers brought into class by a parent. Collecting natural materials for creative expression. This provides the opportunity to look at nature up close. Smoosh painting with nature…

Creating seasonal environments is a way of demonstrating and preparing for real-world situations. EYFS Learning Environment

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Information about the consultation on changing ICT to Computing and temporary disapplication of the National Curriculum.

A Fairy World... from Stimulating Learning with Rachel (",)

A Fairy World - Stimulating Learning

Early Years activities from Rachel (",)

Instead of a mirror behind the light table how about a wall of CDs? What would it do outside mounted on a wall or fence?

An Atmosphere for Creativity

According to psychologist Alan Bowd of Canada’s Lakehead University, children need to foster thinking skills such as these to encourage creativity: Fluency -- produce many responses to an open-ended question or problem. Flexibility -- generate unconventional ideas and view situations from different perspectives. Originality -- produce unique, unusual, or novel responses. Elaboration -- add rich detail to ideas. Visualization -- imagine and mentally manipulate images and ideas. Transformation…

Children´s outdoor chemistry lab!

Outdoor Play and Learn Environment update 1/18/13 & Reggio Fridays

Welcome to Reggio Fridays!! Link up below!! This is an update of our outdoor play and learn environment. It has not been super bright and ...

A world of cats and dogs… from Rachel (",)

Animal-Inspired Play - Stimulating Learning

Animal-inspired play for the Early Years (",)

Preschool Classroom Blog Hop! Come see the classrooms of Teach Preschool, Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, Fun-A-Day, Preschool Inspirations, The Preschool Toolbox, Child Central Station, and Play to Learn Preschool!

HOW TO SET UP A PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM

Wondering how to set up a preschool classroom? Take a virtual tour of 7 different early childhood centers!

Preschool Classroom Blog Hop! Come see the classrooms of Teach Preschool, Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, Fun-A-Day, Preschool Inspirations, The Preschool Toolbox, Child Central Station, and Play to Learn Preschool!

HOW TO SET UP A PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM

Wondering how to set up a preschool classroom? Take a virtual tour of 7 different early childhood centers!

Super Cool Light Drawing Centre - Irresistible Ideas for play based learning » Blog Archive » the avenue children’s centre and kindergarten

Blog Archive » the avenue children’s centre and kindergarten

Mathematic shelf - Natural Inspired Environments ≈≈

Natural Inspired Environments

Thankyou to Perth Collage for opening their school for the twilight tours. Very inspiring.

Be Reggio Inspired: Learning Experiences

A blog about preschool, play, early childhood education, learning outdoors, play outdoors, children and nature, play activities, kindergarten

Play dough, wood & natural materials - from Stomping in the Mud

Month End Snapshots - December 2013

Snow...we had some snow! A rare experience for Victorians and even rarer for it to snow on a Stomping day. The children had a wonderful time, and I know it will seem crazy to many, but it would be lovely to have some more. Snow is such a wonderful Loose Part. December did turn out to be a very cold month - we saw ice on the river's edge and very little rain. The salmon continued to arrive in the river pools, and by the end of the month they were slowly dying and disappearing down stream…

Exploring reflection & loose parts in the small world area - from Rachel (",)

This Week's Fun - Stimulating Learning

Early Years activities linked around the letter m.

Beautiful table to explore things that come from trees - from Forever Friends ELC and Kindergarten

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Beautiful table to explore things that come from trees - from Forever Friends ELC and Kindergarten

Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",)

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Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",)

Simple, but lovely, invitation to draw - from Enhanced Learning (",)

Observation Drawing

Drawing is an exciting new skill for children and guiding them on this journey of development can be especially rewarding. Children become so excited when they realize they can make a mark look like a vase or a flower! This observational drawing activity was designed to support the children's ability to use drawing to communicate their view of the environment. By creating an inviting space the children immediately wanted to participate in the experience, they all took up a drawing board and…

Natural space to explore----Wagga Wagga Early Years Learning Center shared by let the children play

Natural space to explore----Wagga Wagga Early Years Learning Center shared by let the children play

Interesting provocation map making includes books, samples pens and clip boards interesting idea

Play Based Inquiry

Invitation to play... Map making! Map making is huge in our class this week... Does anyone else find this is a frequently occurring interest?

Gorgeous little outdoor area at Sandringham Primary School... loose parts, rainbow blocks & a mirrored space, image shared by Walker Learning Approach: Personalised Learning (",)

Love the home sign in background. Might do this in our new home corner/laundry.

Lochgelly Sunflower Nursery

Love the home sign in background. Might do this in our new home corner/laundry.

Under 3 Roofs

a blog about a child care inspired by Reggio Emilia and anti-bias curriculum

Early Life Foundations - Walker Learning

Sandringham Primary School

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24 Elementary Force and Motion Experiments & Activities

Get teaching with these force and motion experiments, activities and videos to use in the elementary classroom. This collection of force and motion activities and resources should help you cover the topics like texture, gravity, incline and simple machines. If you’re looking for helpful ideas and lesson plans - then this is the place to start! Do you need a refresher as the teacher before planning your simple machines unit? This simple machines facts page is an excellent (and easy) way to…

19 Fun Ideas & Resources for Force and Motion

Teach force and motion with style by using experiments, free printables and resources that will help bring science concepts alive. This collection of force and motion ideas should help you cover the topics of texture, gravity, incline and some simple machines. If you're looking for fun ideas, then this is the place to start! Ideas to Experiment with Force and Motion 1. Angle Height and Track Texture - Use basic classroom materials like books to experiment on angle height (incline) to work on…

Easy Physics Experiments for Kids

Easy Physics Experiments for Kids- These experiments make learning about physics a great deal of fun. They can be used to teach students of all ages, too!

Kid's Outdoor Play

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Kid's Math Area

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Kid's Literacy Area

Montessori Pink Series Reading Work

Making Montessori Ours is a collection of our passions and experiences with Montessori and Homeschooling.

how to use the montessori alphabet box - Wildflower Ramblings New

Free for email subscribers!! Early Literacy Stages eBook 70+ pages to help you teach your child! This book helps you to define, and shares practical ways to teach, the developmental levels of literacy learning. Name* Email* I shared how to make a Montessori Alphabet Box a little while back. You can check out all the details...Read More »

Kid's Light Table Activities

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Kid's Dramatic Play

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24 Elementary Force and Motion Experiments & Activities

Get teaching with these force and motion experiments, activities and videos to use in the elementary classroom. This collection of force and motion activities and resources should help you cover the topics like texture, gravity, incline and simple machines. If you’re looking for helpful ideas and lesson plans - then this is the place to start! Do you need a refresher as the teacher before planning your simple machines unit? This simple machines facts page is an excellent (and easy) way to…

19 Fun Ideas & Resources for Force and Motion

Teach force and motion with style by using experiments, free printables and resources that will help bring science concepts alive. This collection of force and motion ideas should help you cover the topics of texture, gravity, incline and some simple machines. If you're looking for fun ideas, then this is the place to start! Ideas to Experiment with Force and Motion 1. Angle Height and Track Texture - Use basic classroom materials like books to experiment on angle height (incline) to work on…

Easy Physics Experiments for Kids

Easy Physics Experiments for Kids- These experiments make learning about physics a great deal of fun. They can be used to teach students of all ages, too!

Montessori Pink Series Reading Work

Making Montessori Ours is a collection of our passions and experiences with Montessori and Homeschooling.

how to use the montessori alphabet box - Wildflower Ramblings New

Free for email subscribers!! Early Literacy Stages eBook 70+ pages to help you teach your child! This book helps you to define, and shares practical ways to teach, the developmental levels of literacy learning. Name* Email* I shared how to make a Montessori Alphabet Box a little while back. You can check out all the details...Read More »

Inspriring Environments - Journey Into Early Childhood

Safe place

Inspiring Environments - Loose Parts for the light table - Journey Into Early Childhood ≈≈

Outdoor play kitchen - find a table, cut two holes - insert plastic tubs. Love this idea a lot!

Easy kiddie kitchen sinks - find a table, cut two holes - insert plastic tubs.

Easy kiddie kitchen sinks - find a table, cut two holes - insert plastic tubs. by orangina on Indulgy.com

sunflower house. fun to play in once the sunflowers grow tall.

Sunflower House

Painted ceiling tile art by students

Parent Involvement - Family Art Night

I just love to walk in the front door of my school. The PTA at my elementary school does a wonderful job of getting parents involved. One ...

a tree house/loft but it is on the ground in the classroom. This maybe the alternative I have been looking for. Love it!

Cute Classroom Inspiration - Debra White from Boise, Idaho - SchoolgirlStyle

Debra White – Boise, Idaho This classroom makes you say “WOW!” I saw Debra’s room posted on Tommie’s Tools this weekend and couldn’t wait to share it on Schoolgirl Style. Debra used the Dots on Chocolate products from Creative Teaching Press to create this amazing space. The […]

This is a great website for getting tips on how to decorate your classroom. It makes me want to re-do my primary colored room!

How to decorate without upsetting the fire marshal! - SchoolgirlStyle

I had someone email me this week and explained that her school had a very strict fire marshall! She went on to tell me that she cannot hang anything from the ceiling and only a certain percentage of her classroom can have paper. Does this sound like your district? It is very interesting to […]

A “Natural Habitat” Classroom | 30 Epic Examples Of Inspirational Classroom Decor

A "Natural Habitat" Classroom

The Wingate Community Nursery.

Cute classroom decoration or teacher gift! You could use plastic flowers and attach them to pens.

Cute classroom decoration or teacher gift! You could use plastic flowers and attach them to pens.

Glitzy In 1st Grade: Classroom Decor - boarders around shelving letters on shelving. Great idea!

Glitzy In 1st Grade