Tag Archives: teaching

Upcoming Classes!

There are very few things I love in this life more than learning new things.  This is why I am always taking courses, always reading books, always have a list of things I want to learn more about. But I am just as passionate about sharing what I have learned with others.  (This is perhaps…

Whatever Floats Your Boat

No matter how many times it happens, I am always amazed what a group of young children can come up with when left to their own devices. Yesterday afternoon, we made boats. Other than providing materials, and the direction to make a boat that floats (of course!) I left them to discover on their own.…

What if you became a Pizza…

A few weeks ago, we explored this book in my classroom: In this story, Pete is disappointed that he can’t go outside to play, so, to cheer him up, his Dad turns him into a pizza!  Not a real one, of course, but an imaginary pizza, complete with dough kneading, the addition of toppings (checkers!)…

Giants, Beanstalks, and a Brave Girl Named Kate

I am so excited to be writing my very first Creative Kids post!  I actually had an activity I did in my classroom last week that I wanted to write about, but had such a fun and amazing afternoon with my students yesterday that I can’t resist writing about that instead! On Monday afternoons I do something…

How about an online sewing class?

I’ve been dreaming again.  Not the kind that you have at night (although I certainly have my fair share of those, too!) but the kind of dreams that make you think about all the exciting and wonderful things you could do. This is nothing new to me, being somewhat of a “dreamer” by nature.  I…

An Apron for a Teacher

“Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!”  Ms. Frizzle of “Magic School Bus” fame likes to say.  Although I don’t own a bus with magical powers, and I try to stay away from themed outfits, Ms. Frizzle and I share a very similar educational philosophy – children learn better when they are right in the thick…

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