How to create a Peace Corner for your classroom.
From Winter to Spring As we head into spring, our bodies and minds are ready for the warmth yet it’s still feeling like winter. Yesterday we had this surprise snow which was beautiful coming down, and then thankfully disappeared by the warmth of the afternoon. This sums up spring in the Northeast. I remember it was way more defined growing up in NJ- and April to me (my birthday month) was SPRING. These days, it’s just not how we remembered it to be, and now in this first week of April, it’s still only 40 degrees. That’s COLD. We still have our basket of hats, gloves, scarves in the hall. Our winter boots are lined up and coats are still hanging. Yet the buds are forming on the trees and the early flowers such as crocus, snowdrops and daffodils are popping up everywhere. This in between feeling can make us… Read More »
When I teach the kids about Earth day, we always talk about what it means (being kind to the Earth) and how we can do that. Should we only care and think about the Earth one day of the year? NO! of course not. But the Earth deserves a celebration and recognition day too. Now more then ever it is important to teach this generation what it really means to care for our mama Earth. This is always a fun and very important lesson for kids of all ages. Hooray! It’s Earth Day! Hooray! It’s Earth Day! (Pre-k – K) 1) Flower Breath Place your open palms on your knees. As you inhale, close the petals and touch fingers together, as you exhale, open petals. Repeat at least 3x. 2) Seed to a Tree We turn our bodies into seeds, shovel a hole and plant ourselves! I cover with soil,… Read More »