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BTS Tip: Label student bins and put them in cubbies instead of labelling cubbies directly. This way you can easily switch cubbies when needed by just switching their bins! Last year we used these chalkboard clips to label our extra clothes bin and it worked like a charmβ™₯️
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We added a variety of open-ended math manipulatives at our math centre this week to invite students to explore numbers. These two students not only matched the numerals to the dot plates, they added the correct number of counters to each also! #kindergartenteacher #fulldaykindergarten #playbasedlearning #math #numeracy

Starting tomorrow this sweet guy will spend more of his weekday hours away from me than with. 😒 And that's definitely a little sad. But I'm so dang excited for him. Kindergarten is one of those magical school years. Plus he's my super social one and I know he's going to love playing with friends everyday. Good luck buddy. πŸ“š #growingup #fulldaykindergarten #jacksonthomas

Here is a look to one of our documentation panels. Our students and the elk team decided to create a #reggioinspired documentation year long web linking one inquiry to the next. It stayed up throughout the whole year and included photos, student work, dialogue, program links, and drawings. #teachersofinstagram #justletmeplaytrentaq #fulldaykindergarten #reggioemilia #teachersofinstagram

Some families just know πŸ˜‰
#fulldaykindergarten #earlychildhoodeducator

The television broke and I could not have been more excited! My little helper was eager to take apart the t.v. to see what was inside. I was awaiting all the new loose parts I could add to my building shelf! #looseparts #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #ontariofdk #fulldaykindergarten

Inviting the kiddos to collaborate on a class project to start off the school year! πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘§πŸ»
Here the kids created beaded pattern branches for our classroom tree using pony beads and pipe cleaners! 🌈
In the vase we jammed rocks, some foam and sticks from outside to keep everything together.
The other side of the table is a simple provocation to begin exploring patterning: inviting the kids to create a pattern using rocks and shells of different colours and sizes.
This tree was on display for our "meet the teacher" night afterwards, and stayed up in our classroom all year! 🌳super cute!! 😍
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#fdk #fulldaykindergarten #playbased #playbasedlearning #teachersfollowteachers #teachersfollowingteachers #kinder #inquirybased
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Doing some reading before back to work!

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Starting tomorrow this sweet guy will spend more of his weekday hours away from me than with. 😒 And that's definitely a little sad. But I'm so dang excited for him. Kindergarten is one of those magical school years. Plus he's my super social one and I know he's going to love playing with friends everyday. Good luck buddy. πŸ“š #growingup #fulldaykindergarten #jacksonthomas

Inviting the kiddos to collaborate on a class project to start off the school year! πŸ‘¦πŸ½πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘§πŸ»
Here the kids created beaded pattern branches for our classroom tree using pony beads and pipe cleaners! 🌈
In the vase we jammed rocks, some foam and sticks from outside to keep everything together.
The other side of the table is a simple provocation to begin exploring patterning: inviting the kids to create a pattern using rocks and shells of different colours and sizes.
This tree was on display for our "meet the teacher" night afterwards, and stayed up in our classroom all year! 🌳super cute!! 😍
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#tpt #teacherspayteachers
#fdk #fulldaykindergarten #playbased #playbasedlearning #teachersfollowteachers #teachersfollowingteachers #kinder #inquirybased
#iteachkinder #iteachfdk #fdk #fulldaykindergarten #kindergarten #teachersofinstagram #tft #tftpickme #kindergartenteacher #kindermath #kindergartenmath #makingpatterns

BTS Tip: Label student bins and put them in cubbies instead of labelling cubbies directly. This way you can easily switch cubbies when needed by just switching their bins! Last year we used these chalkboard clips to label our extra clothes bin and it worked like a charmβ™₯️
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#label #cubbies #usebins #chalkboard #chalkboardclips #dollarama #bts #btsprep #classroomsetup #btstip #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #iteachtoo #iteachk #iteachkinder #kindergarten #kindergartenteacher #canadianteacher #ontarioteacher #fdk #fulldaykindergarten

The Wonders of Nature
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The other day Chicken Little and I were in our front yard under our gigantic pine trees that are over two storeys tall. Now normally our yard is riddled with pinecones that fall off the tree; however, I was quite surprised to find that our yard was covered in the remnants of pinecones that have been eaten by what we are assuming is a squirrel. I have lived her for 6 years and have never noticed this before. It was super cool for me to find.
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#takethelearningoutside

I'm excited to share today that I was approached back in June by Wendy at @teachkloud to write an article for the launch of her Educational Management Site (Cork, Ireland). The site and blog are now live. Check it out. Link in my profile. ⬆️ .
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(TeachKloud is an online educational management system that reduces paper, allows teachers to create learning journals, document and share special moments with parents, as well as offer preschool/daycare teachers with an area to keep track of all their compliances. The site have a free trial right now, but the blog will always be a free resources for parents and teachers.)

I took the Kindy children on an excursion to a strawberry farm and it was amazing! I highly recommend it! It was only a quick bus trip too! We picked and ate so many strawberries πŸ“ It linked in so well with our terms inquiry into our community as well as a past inquiry into growing things. I wish I could share photos of the children's faces!
#strawberrypicking #excursion #earlychildhood #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #teachertribe #teachersfollowteachers #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #perthteachersofinstagram #iteachk #kindergarten #fulldaykindergarten #preschool #preschoolteacher #walkerlearning #playmatters #iteachtoo

Just saved myself some $$$. Found some cute rocks on a stroll. Now to hunt for 26 more for the alphabet....πŸ˜…
#ontariofdk #fulldaykindergarten #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #ecesfolloweces #looseparts #notjustarock #ontarioearlyyears

On the menu: πŸ“œ
Donuts 🍩
-lemon filled πŸ‹
-blueberry filled
-cherry filled πŸ’
-apple filled 🍏
-peach filled πŸ‘

Nature Detectives πŸ”Ž
'The case of the fallen fruit'
πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
Why are there red berries all over our yard?
1. πŸ• The berries are just in our backyard.
2. 🌳They normally grow on the bush.
3. πŸΏπŸ•ŠπŸ¦ŒWe keep seeing chipmunks, deer, and birds at the bush.
πŸ”ŽThe animals are making the mess. They don't have hands like us for picking berries. The birds and deer use just their mouths, and the berries are awfully big for a small chipmunk. It appears as if they are just messy eaters like a certain infant and toddler we know! That's why there are berries all over our yard! Great job nature detective!
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We have been inspired by a Canadian CBC Kids show called 'Scout & the Gumboot Kids'. Scout, a field mouse, encourages children to be mindful and explore the great outdoors. In each 4min episode he poses a mystery and gives you three clues using his nature journal. Children then use the clues to figure out the answer to his mystery! Check it out cbc.ca or YouTube and become Nature Detectives! @gumbootkids @davidsuzukifdn

The process was amazing to see what was inside of a television! I can't wait to create a provocation with all the different parts. SORRY SONY
#inquirybasedlearning #looseparts #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #ecesfolloweces #ontariofdk #fulldaykindergarten #sony

The television broke and I could not have been more excited! My little helper was eager to take apart the t.v. to see what was inside. I was awaiting all the new loose parts I could add to my building shelf! #looseparts #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #ontariofdk #fulldaykindergarten

Then you realize...it's going to be okay because you have found a gem of a teaching partner. I am excited to have a new teaching partner and new school this year. Barbara Reid Public School here we come!!! #whenmindsmeet #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #ontariofdk #fulldaykindergarten #ecesfolloweces

Doing some reading before back to work!

#fulldaykindergarten #inquiry #intheclassroom

I am far from being an artist, but if we encourage our students to draw and keep journals, shouldn't the teacher keep one as well? Most kindergarten students are just learning pencil grip and discovering how different lines and hand control assists with drawing. It can be a daunting task, yet we still expect our students to try and draw. @multiculturalmotherhood posted her own journaling page after an outing with her family, and she was inspired by @raisinglittleshoots (they both are amazing artists), and they both inspired me to try my own journaling. .
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I used to be an avid scrapbooker before children and I have some ink and stamps hidden in a closet. I chose to incorporate them into my journal and would allow my students to use them as well. (We've used my stamps for other activities in the past) I picture a journal as a creative outlet for drawings, words, lists, quotes/thoughts, a mixture of medias, a spot to press flowers and leaves, and a place to put photographs. It really is up to the children to make their own. .
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Do you use nature journals in your classroom or with your children? Please comment below ⬇️and share your ideas.

It is hard to believe that in 2.5 weeks my baby will be in kindergarten! Soaking up these last few weeks of summer. I am so excited to see her grow and flourish, just like my older daughter did after her first year. I was just reading a study on the success of the full day 2 year kindergarten program since being implemented in 2014 in Ontario. I was leery of sending them full day so young, but it really has been a great experience! .
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#kindergarten #family #school #backtoschool #mommyblogger #beautyblogger #motherhood #parenting #fulldaykindergarten #lovemakesafamily #lovely #fouryearsold

Our backyard visitors! πŸ”ŽπŸŒ³πŸƒπŸ¦ŒπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŒΎπŸ“Έ
#takethelearningoutside

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