One of the themes which is central to the Reggio Emilia approach (my favourite educational philosophy) is the use of natural materials in children's play. At our place, we love to play outdoors; collecting, exploring, imagining, seeing, hearing, touching. We also have a designated space inside which we call the Nature Table. Our home is… Continue reading Bringing the outdoors in: creating a beautiful nature table at home
In my first year of teaching I was assigned a Grade One class. It was a new class, as the school had grown, and I was allocated a budget for new resources to deck out my classroom. I soon discovered that educational resources are expensive! As I flicked through my SDS (State Distributory Service as… Continue reading Up-cycled change table craft trolley.