From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Mary’s Teaching Toolbox This is the first post of what I hope to be a weekly feature. Each week I will share different activities that can be used in early education.  One type of post will a compilation of activities to go with a book.   Some books will be new to you and others, like this one, may be familiar.  Either…

4 Ways to Nurture Problem Solving in the Classroom

Problem solving can be defined as the ability to overcome obstacles to find a solution.  Often we think of it in terms of mathematical or scientific ability, but in actuality problem solving is part of every developmental domain: cognitive, social/emotional, language/ communication, and physical.  Luckily, children are natural problem solvers.  From their first days, their brain…