Category Archives: Observation

After Photos

Here are the “after” pictures showing my loft.ย  I cleaned it really well this week and just in the nick of time too–my son was sick at school last Friday and so he laid down and slept under my loft.



Not spectacular, but much, much cleaner than it was!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This is sort of my area where I put things that I will be using in the near future.ย  Later this week, I’ll show you how messy it already is! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget that Tpt will be having a huge Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale on the 2nd and 3rd of December.


Get those wishlists in order! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Observing Plants

As part of our IB/Science unit, we are learning about plant parts.ย  The National Geographic science curriculum suggested that I bring in real plants to let the kids observe.ย  It’s been frozen here for so long, nothing is growing yet, so I looked around for some other options:



This was grass that the snow plow dug up when plowing our parking lot.ย ย  Free roots! ๐Ÿ™‚photo


I found these tulips in this cool vase at Wal-Mart early last week and the tulips have grown from just over the top of the vase to this in 1 1/2 weeks. photo

This was my Amaryllis bulb from Christmas.ย  I was letting it die all the way back before storing it for next year.

The kids were given one plant to observe and take notes about it in their science notebook:



We had to wear our safety goggles.ย  We also used our magnifying glasses. ๐Ÿ™‚photo









Kristen ๐Ÿ˜‰

Indianapolis Chapter Early Childhood Conference

If you attended my Science workshop today, here is the Power Point I shared (and if you didn’t, it’s okay to look too!).ย  Please e-mail me or contact me by e-mail ( or by leaving a comment below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming!ย  I hope you got lots of inexpensive science ideas to use in your early childhood classrooms!

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚


Pictures of the Pigs

Here are some pictures of our newest classroom pets: Fluffy and Kiss:

Fluffy is on the left and Kiss on the right (Fluffy is the brown calico and Kiss is the gray and white pig)



They are one month old guinea pigs.ย  I feed them a piggy salad (romaine lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, parsley, strawberries, and other fruits and veggies) two times a day along with their hay.ย  Now…how to figure out how I will get them to school…hmmmm!

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