Picasso’s Playdough


Guess what?!!  I am a contributing blogger to mom.me.   I am loving the opportunity to share my ideas with parents.  My latest post is my Picasso’s Playdough Project.   I took loose parts, playdough and inspiration from Picasso’s abstract portraits.  The level of engagement and conversation with this project was amazing. Click HERE for more details!

Jennifer’s Reggio Inspired Classroom, Part One


I must admit. I am sooooo lucky. I work in a school where my colleagues are striving to bring amazing educational environments. Jennifer Dean, a kindergarten teacher, has created pure magic in her classroom. I just had to share!  Let’s go take a peek. . . Loose parts in the Math Center –  I love […]

Best Kept Secrets Power Pak!


Spring Fever Sale! The Best Kept Secrets E-Course Series: Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, & Musical Arts in the Classroom! Three POWER PACKED e-courses — $99 That’s just under $33 a course! Each course normally sells for $57!  A $171 value! Details: You will receive 6 months to review the content!! (Buy them now – watch […]

Jewel Sight Words, Part 2


There are so many things you can do with Sight Word/Alphabet Jewels.  I wanted to share a bit of my process. . . First, for emergent readers you MUST check LaDonna Wicklund’s I Can Read Songs.  I highly recommend these materials.  She has a very engaging DVD with songs about sight words. You will find […]

Splish Splash!


A peek at Rosa Parks outdoor play: Look at these rich and powerful play experiences.  Boots are a must. Rosa Parks now has classroom sets of rubber boots for water play – because of the ebook purchases many of you made. Thank you so much for your purchase! You can help Fairy Dust Teaching continue […]

Easy Peasy Letter & Sight Word Jewels


I love making special gems and jewels to help motivate my students to learn critical skills like letters, letter sounds and sight words (see method here).  But my original method was way too time consuming.  I needed easy peasy.  I had a bag of those big sparkly jewels.  Perfect! Yes!  Super easy!  Just write the […]