Pop! Pop! Pop!

Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! I appreciate Bubble Wrap cushioning material because it’s great for creating really neat printmaking projects!  But how did Bubble Wrap come to be? Apparently it started as a wall covering with insulation properties created by Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1957. The wall covering was never a…

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Up for a Challenge?

I know you’re up for a challenge—especially one that focuses on kindness! The Great Kindness Challenge is one week (five school days) devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. The official week begins this coming Monday, January 28 and concludes Friday, February 1. To participate simply register your class or school HERE. It…

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Shaking Up Your Centers!

Centers are such an important part of an early childhood classroom. By allowing youngsters to discover, explore, and create with classmates, little ones develop social skills that will contribute to their success throughout school and into adulthood. Centertime is a wonderful time to work on academic skills as well as interpersonal skills. But occasionally, centers…

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