Raspberry Canes

The newest edition to our edible garden is a raspberry patch. YUM, I can’t wait! Inspired by a good friend I have decide to grow more fruit that once established will produce year after year. My family loves raspberries and I imagine my students will too. My...

Strawberry Babies

We are back in the garden and taking weekly action to get edibles back in the ground!!! Our second planting took place on 1/29/13 in our four x four beds in the square foot gardening layout.. My Tuesday 4pm class of 4-6 year old students planted 16 Strawberry babies...

Water Beads

Water beads, the newest craze in toddler sensory activities! Try them and you will know why. The fascination with water beads shouldn’t be under estimated or reserved for the toddler age, in fact my older students got a huge kick out of exploring them,...

Rainbow Mobiles with Recycled Materials

I love making art out of household items that normally would be thrown in the trash. I believe it’s important for students to bring items from home and see how they can be turned into art because the magic changes from abstract concept to reality. This...

Painting the Playhouse

Almost a year ago I purchased a Discovery Kids Cardboard Color Me  House from our local Walgreen’s thinking it would be a great project for a rainy. At the time I hadn’t imagined hanging on to it for so long, but the spring and summer lent themselves to...

Magna-Tiles

Magna-Tiles are a fabulous new educational asset to our toy shelf at home. Since they arrived as a holiday gift from my parents to my 2.5 year old son I have been anticipating using them in the studio. Fortunately we have the classroom size set (100 pieces) which is...