Thursday, April 27, 2017

Initial Sound Baskets

We use many objects for reading in many ways. These sound baskets are in the younger classroom and has a little book, picture cards, objects, letters and a variety of things to build vocabulary and phonetic awareness. The able children will write and draw from the booklet.
It is a favorite pre-reading activity.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cogs, Wheels, Eggs and Silver Turtles

This shelf is for floor work only and totally free form with the kids making all the decisions and my keeping away and then being amazed at what these pre-k artists come up with on their own.
All objects are from basement sales and thrift stores. 

What boy could resist these!

 Yes, it took me a couple of years to accumulate all these cool wooden spindles.
The trick is to find a basement sale that has a lathe workshop.

 Tinker tray with treasures!

Silver turtle napkin rings and old ear rings!

These boys take their design job very seriously and can work for a long time making the choices of placement, pairing and overall beauty.
One has to be impressed with the complexity of this layout.
When in their life will they have this chance to do this again?
This is why we offer this. For art's sake.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Large Collection of Water Works

These are in no order for you to view and get new ideas from. Please take any idea and run with it. I think they are self- explanatory. Enjoy and use in your class or easily at home.