Monthly Archives: November 2015

Superhero Unit

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Superhero Unit

During the last week of our Apple Unit, I sat down with the kiddos and asked them what they wanted our learning theme to be next.  We’d gotten to know each other and the school routines well enough that I could start stepping back into the teacher-as-facilitator role and the kiddos could take a more active role in constructing their own interest-driven learning.  We came up with a bunch of ideas:  dinosaurs, princesses, cats, Batman.  Then one of the kids suggested “Superheroes” and they all agreed that it sounded like a great idea.  So, Superheroes it was! Read More

Star Wars Drawers (Free Printable Labels)

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Star Wars Drawers (Free Printable Labels)

If your kiddos are anything like mine, you’ve seen the chaos that is getting dressed in the morning.  Clothes fly everywhere and all of the neat, tidy stacks of folded laundry end up in a jumbled, crumbled, wrinkled mess.  Here’s a secret about me:  I HATE folding laundry.  It is my least favorite chore.  A close second is finding something clean, mostly stain and hole free, and somewhat coordinated for the Tiny Human to wear to school.  I figured out a way to solve both problems in one fell swoop:  Draw labels and dividers. Read More

Magic Sprinkles Behavior Supports

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Magic Sprinkles Behavior Supports

I noticed during our first few weeks of school that there were some behaviors happening with the kiddos that were making our days more challenging.  I’ve used Quiet Spray before and it worked wonders, but I wanted something smaller so I could make a few different versions and they wouldn’t take up a bunch of space.  I was visiting my favorite teacher supply store (The Dollar Tree) and spotted some plastic salt and pepper shakers.  I got two sets and got to work. Read More