It started with a great presentation called Scientific inquiry: Independent activities for science centers in early childhood classrooms by Robbie Polan. One of my favorite ideas from this session was to send home a Scientist of the week kit (including lab coat) for each child in the class to do an experiment with their family. We got to see and explore Robbie's wonderful assortment of science trays. The great news is that she shared her Wiki which includes photos of each science center and all the information you need to put them together. The Wiki is completely free. (Disregard the request for access- everything is available to anyone.) Gotta love such a generous teacher! Here's the link: earlychildhoodscience.pbworks.com. Enjoy!
I'll be sharing more that I discovered today in future posts. For now, I just want to share a photo that was taken of me with Vanessa Levin of Pre-K Pages at a blogger get-together this evening.
I got to meet the most amazing group of bloggers and take home some really sweet goodies. And I get to go back to the convention again tomorrow!