Beyond Recess – Playgrounds Today

Beyond Recess – Playgrounds Today

Playground Memories I recently came across a few old photos of my kindergarten playground. The space was basically a concrete pad that featured monkey bars made of pipe, a slide, a painted hopscotch court, and a bench. It didn’t have any vegetable gardens, trees,...
Coping in Times of Emotional Stress

Coping in Times of Emotional Stress

My heart is breaking….my brain is swimming…my emotions are raw… How do you put on paper what you are feeling during this time? As an educator and one that worked diligently to provide a safe learning space for all children, I am struggling to find the words to...
Enhancing Block Play

Enhancing Block Play

The unit block has been a staple material in American kindergarten and preschool classrooms for well over one hundred years.  In fact, educators from as early as the late 1700’s suggested that play with blocks was valuable for children to experience gravity,...
Tips and Tricks to Reset Math

Tips and Tricks to Reset Math

Kasey Kile, Director of Professional Development Diane Spahn, Director of Education Maintaining interest and engagement in the math area can be challenging. But we want to help! Let’s take a quick look at how to re-set your Math area!  1. Start Fresh –...