Using Food in the Classroom
A position statement, by Lisa Murphy I use food in the classroom. Not to be a rebel. (Lisa Murphy, the food user!) I do it because I believe certain substances in the sensory tub provide a level of tactile exploration which is necessary for children. I have been known to use beans, rice, cornmeal and flour too. I use colored pasta for collage art and for stringing. I make ooblick out of...
the infamous "shaving cream" article
(because trying to come up with a cute clever title just got too distracting) By Lisa Murphy So here’s what started to happen: I would begin to demo a shaving cream activity and as I reached for the can my brain would go into this slow-mo matrix kind of feel because I could already feel the energy change in the audience! I would brace myself, and say (to myself) “Here it comes! Be ready!” ...
why I use liquid watercolor
BEFORE: AFTER: http://www.discountschoolsupply.com
all work and no play... (click for link to... →
FOR YOUR BINDER! As we continue to develop the ooey gooey BLOG voice - the BINDER links need to be a part of it mostly because of the ability to search and archive. On my Facebook page I will often link you to articles (not by me) and say THIS IS FOR YOUR BINDER! But then, in order to access them later, we have to scroll and search and it’s annoying. So we’ll get them up here too...
invitations by lisa murphy (click here to access... →
FRUSTRATED! I am still having trouble adding pics to my blog posts - so while Margaret continues researching, I will - for today - link you to the NOTE on Facebook, as it is the same post! enjoy! comments welcomed!
After a while, it struck me that most French descriptions of American kids...– http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577196931457473816.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_emailed
the day is not over just because you are headed...
I need to do a project! …said Katelyn. At 4:30 pm. So I set out paint, paper, tp tubes and empty masking tape rolls and many of the children joined Katelyn in her “late afternoon it’s almost time to go home printing painting project.” I honored requests for MORE PAINT PLEASE even as the BUTS filled the air: But it’s almost go home time! But they just got cleaned up! But I just...
to blog or not to blog
how do you start a blog? why should I start one? do I need to have two? one for all things related to ece and other matters of educational importance and one for everything else? is it really THAT important to keep them separate? and I mean really, what might possibly be in the “personal” one that would not be appropriate for the “professional” one? An occasional snarky...
What you see does not necessarily represent the opinion of the management.– The button Ariel’s mom used to make her wear on days she dressed herself. Which, by the way, were most days.