Welcome to Paula's Primary Classroom! This blog is where I share ideas for teaching and learning with families, friends and other early childhood educators. Please don't use the photos or text of this blog without permission, but please do use any ideas you find useful. Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Three tips you need to know about bubbles

Do your kiddos love bubbles?  It's almost certain they do!  You probably don't know these 3 tips for making the most of  bubble play with your children:

1.  You don't have to buy bubble mix, and if you do, you're probably spending too much on it! It's very simple to make AWESOME bubbles with Palmolive dish washing detergent and water.  Simply fill a bottle about 7/8 full of water, then add the Palmolive. (If you put the soap in first and then add water it will froth up.  Trust me on this!)

2.  Children are going to spill their bubbles - but you can control how much bubble mix they have at a time.  Don't fill that bottle to the top until your child has mastered the art of holding a container upright while moving about!

3.  What are you going to do about getting bubble wands if you don't purchase commercial bubbles?  You can make your own wands, find alternatives around the house, or buy cool bubble tools like the ones in the pictures above! 

I hope you and your kiddos have lots of bubble fun and outside time this summer!  Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                                        - Paula

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Awesome Songs and Rhymes Your Children Will Love

I've always sung with and to my kiddos.  Sweet songs, silly songs, classroom management songs, things we make up as we go - they're all part of the sound track of childhood.  Recently I've started recording short videos of me singing some of my favorites, and posting them to social media.  If you have a little one (or two or three or twelve), I hope you'll check them out!

This one is "Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky," a fun knee bounce rhyme for babies and toddlers.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

You might be a teacher if...

from Paula's Primary Classroom
I was walking my dogs this morning, and passed a pine tree where the ground was littered with tiny pinecones.  I caught myself wondering if there was a class supply of them, and were they intact, and wouldn't they be great for that one craft and....

The teacher brain never turns off!