Every day, I strive to make sure we have some way for kids to build stuff. Usually that means some sort of blocks. I also want there to be a sensory exploration going on, an art project, a couple fine motor activities, something over which to puzzle, and at least a few conversation starters. I try to make sure there’s a place to learn with one’s whole body, a way to get messy, and plenty of prompts for sentences that begin with the words, “Let’s play a story…”
I strive each day to set up an environment offering opportunity, challenge, and questions, one that is both a continuation of the day before, while also offering plenty that is new.
From Teacher Tom tuesday, April 17, 2012