5 Cardinal Rules for Decorating Your Classroom

Whether you go all out or prefer simplistic classroom décor, there are some things we can all agree on. Spring is a perfect time to do a refresh. Spring clean your classroom, INCLUDING your décor. Here are 5 cardinal rules for decorating your classroom: PROTECT WHAT YOU POST If you’re going to display anything in your classroom for more than …

Messy Play: Mud, Powder & Paint

A quality messy play environment provides lots of opportunities to explore the senses, experiment, develop physically and provides reasons to work together and communicate. It is also a great way for children to unlock their imaginations, as there are no prescriptive end goals making it an open-ended way to play and learn. As many practitioners know, the word ‘messy’ can …

6 Manipulatives, 15 Classroom Ideas

Kids learn by doing, which is why manipulatives are perfect tools for teaching and reinforcing concepts. They are useful for hands-on, small group activities; and for letting students explore and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills. Here are 6 manipulatives we love, and 15 ideas for using them in your classroom: (Side note- if you are interested in any of the …