Learning with Plastic Bottles

Try these ideas, courtesy of drjean.org, for using plastic bottles at home or in the classroom. Remove labels from plastic bottles. (If there is sticky glue you can use Goo Gone or simply cover with clear packaging tape.) Glue the lids on with a hot glue gun or Super Glue….

Words, words everywhere!

There are lots of simple and creative ways of engaging children of all ability levels with words and letters in the classroom.  Here are some ideas, some of them have been borrowed from Dr. Jean.  You can find her at www.drjean.org Highlighters – Give children highlighters and a newspaper or…

Parent-Child Playgroups

The Pottstown Family Center will be holding parent-child playgroups on Wednesdays at the Bright Hope Community Room starting in February.  These playgroups are designed for parents with children age 0-5, and will provide an opportunity for parents to meet and talk to one another about the joys and hardships of parenting!  Family…

February Math Ideas

Counting Hearts Cut ten large hearts cutouts from white, red or pink paper and laminate. Label each heart with a different numeral from one to ten. Place the cutouts with a bowl of candy conversation hearts. Instruct the children to identify the number and then place that many conversation hearts…

Valentine Songs

HEARTS IN MY MAILBOX Tune: “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow” I found a big red heart. I found a big red heart. I found a big red heart. In my mailbox. It said, “Please be mine”. It said, “Please be mine”. It said, “Please be mine”. It was a…