Friday, January 30, 2015

Little Miss Who?

Why Little Miss Muffet of course, and Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Jack be Nimble, etc. are all characters that should be welcome in an early childhood classroom.  Nursery rhymes are an excellent source for teaching a multitude of concepts, from fluency, rhyming, problem solving, etc. Not to mention, the activities you can do related to different nursery rhymes is just plain fun! Fewer and fewer of our children are coming to school knowing or even recognizing nursery rhymes, so using nursery rhymes in the classroom benefits learning in more ways than one.

How about using your classroom children’s names in place of Muffet? Children love reading their names and acting out the different nursery rhymes.

Which egg is the real Humpty Dumpty? This is a great science experiment!
There are lots of possibilities for art projects with nursery rhymes. Why not make a nursery rhyme book for each child to take home at the end of the year to bring nursery rhymes back in the home too?



  The learning potentials are endless. Now it is just finding the time to get it all in!

Nursery Rhymes Pinterest Board

Nursery Rhyme Product:

Upcoming February Product Activities

Friday, January 23, 2015

BRRR! It’s Cold Outside! & Winter Animal PBL

We may no longer have snow, but it is definitely the season of winter.  After the past couple of weeks of bitter cold weather outside and assessing children for the end of the semester inside, we have decided that some of the winter animals we have talked about have the right idea about the season of winter. Hibernation! A few weeks of being snuggled up inside our houses sounds good, but unfortunately not to be. So, we decided to “hibernate” in our classrooms instead. There is nothing like coming to school in our pajamas, keeping the lights down low throughout the day, doing quiet activities and eating munchies to warm our bodies and our spirits. What a great way to culminate our study of animals in winter.  We recommend a day of hibernation for everyone!

Well, we did do a few PBL activities on winter animals, but it didn’t feel like work! (see below)

 Can’t have a post without some of Ms. G’s terrific art work!

 Hibernating?  Migrating?  Or Adapting?


Winter Animal Project Base Learning Product

This post is getting too long!  Shoot me an email if you would like me to send you directions on how to create a Thinglink for your winter animals or any other tech tool to use for a PBL! Happy Hibernating!