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Friday, March 11, 2016

Five for Friday 3/11--.Show and Tell (March)

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for "Five for Friday".  Thank you to Kacey for hosting.

I am also linking up with Forever in 5th Grade for the monthly "Show and Tell Tuesday." Thank you to Stephanie Rye for hosting!

This show and tell is all about the beginning process to creating a classroom that conforms to the "Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale." That is ECERS for short. Here are my baby steps...

My first move was to bring back the kitchen furniture that had been in storage all these years "for a defined interest center."

Here is the addition of sand play area.  I purchased the play sand and tub at Lowe's for about $13.00. Provisions for sand and/or water play was an area I was missing.

Last week we had a beautiful weather day.  I planned a nature walk with the class.  This gave us an opportunity to put together a nature tray. The tray is accessible all day.
This is only one of the nature collections we have.  We also have explored seashells.  The nature/science area is a work in progress.  It is still missing required materials.

To be continued...

My TK group has been working on making pictures out of shapes.  

This "shape man" was made from attribute blocks!



  1. Looks like a happy busy kindergarten classroom. Glad you're having fun bringing in new things and revamping. See you around. Kathleen

  2. Oh ECERS. Fun stuff, haha!

    Love your nature tray! Looks super engaging and fun. I would love to have a nature collections like yours, it's an area I need to build in my classroom as well.

    The Chalkboard Garden

  3. Can't imagine how you keep those little guys managed during centers but looks like you have all kinds of interesting things for them to do! Love the kitchen stuff! Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  4. I hope you're enjoying your new classroom centers. In my mind (without needing a state to tell us) that's how kindergartens should look. Little ones love to explore with their hands, and you've created some wonderful spaces for them to do so! Hats off to you!

  5. Oh how I miss teaching kindergarten! Your little ones look like they are having so much fun learning! Have a great week!