Assessment is Continuous

Kim Hughes and Dominic Gullo from Young Children magazine wrote about assessment: “Assessment is a continuous process. Ideally, assessment describes the progress of a child’s learning not just after a single test but over time. There is no beginning, middle, … READ MORE

Assessment is (Fill in the Blank!)

In 2010, we looked at the importance of assessment for children. It turns out that assessment is a lot of things. In our favorite magazine Young Children, Kim Hughes and Dominic Gullo wrote that assessment is continuous, comprehensive, and integrative. … READ MORE

Building Vocabulary

The following are just some of the words children will learn by playing with these products in their outdoor classroom: Art Easel – paint, portrait, easel Balance Beam – balance, incline, level Woodworking Learning Center – carpentry, tools, safety, goggles Gas … READ MORE

Tracking Panel

As I discussed on Thursday, prepositions are a wonderfully significant part of language, and they are surprisingly fun to teach to young children. Children first develop the comprehension for spatial location (“in,” “on,” “under,” “over”). A tracking panel will delight … READ MORE

Outside and All Around

Think back to your days in elementary school. Chances are, your teacher spent some time discussing prepositions – you know, words like “in,” “around,” “near,” and “after.” Words that describe a spatial or temporal relationship or direction. Here is a … READ MORE