Advertisements

Children are so creative! How I introduced a deconstructed role play area…

Have you ever started a role play area.. spent ages making it look all pretty, filled it with resources and predicted how children will love and use it?? But then when the children come along they just trash it, use the resources in different ways or they may not even take any notice of itContinue reading “Children are so creative! How I introduced a deconstructed role play area…”

Advertisements

A new year.. new goals.. new experiences… new opportunities!

I wish everyone a healthy and happy new year! Looking back to last year, I achieved some amazing goals. I completed my Masters in Education, I worked hard to achieve the accomplishment of teaching in a different school, I became Maths lead in the new school, and started to revive my classroom ideas to provideContinue reading “A new year.. new goals.. new experiences… new opportunities!”

Christmas crafts for 2 year olds

After spending Christmas Eve with my twin nieces they went home with lots to tell their mummy and daddy and lots of smiles and laughter too! I created some open ended play experiences along with some traditional Xmas activities too! I filled a tuff tray (one of their early Xmas presents) with play dough, baublesContinue reading “Christmas crafts for 2 year olds”

My Jamaican Christmas Cake!

So this isn’t an educational post but it was too delicious not to share!!! I love baking when I feel like I have the time, so making this Christmas cake was great. It also tasted amazing! I have decided to make another one for New Years too! I soaked sultanas in a bottle (yup aContinue reading “My Jamaican Christmas Cake!”

DIY Christmas Gifts….

I love how creative children are. They see things in a completely different way to us.. I decided to encourage the creativity of my nephew’s love of cars this Christmas. Not only is it reusing resources and stopping them from being dumped in landfill.. it is loved by my nephew and pretty easy to create!Continue reading “DIY Christmas Gifts….”

7 Fun and Educational Ways to Pass the Time Indoors with the Kids this Winter

I am excited to post this written by a guest blogger: Carrie Spencer created The Spencer’s Adventures to share her family’s homesteading adventures where she shares tips on living self-sufficiently, fruit and vegetable gardening, parenting, conservation, and more. She and her wife have 3 kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 goats, 32 chickens, and aContinue reading “7 Fun and Educational Ways to Pass the Time Indoors with the Kids this Winter”

Simple activities are sometimes the best!

My class loved entering the classroom this week and seeing a selection of Christmas books, a Christmas tree and advent calendars too. I created an activity of wrapping boxes for Xmas presents and they absolutely loved it! The children dressed up like elves and wrapped the presents carefully. It also linked into the English lessonsContinue reading “Simple activities are sometimes the best!”