Thursday, December 30, 2010

Memorable 2010 Posts from the Blogosphere

I was thinking about this past year...and all the ideas I've read from my blog friends. As I thought back, here are some of the posts that have stuck in my mind (in no particular order).

Intention Deficit Disorder - Amanda at Not Just Cute addresses just doing activities as opposed to having intention and purpose behind whatever you do with kids.
Photo from Not Just Cute
DIY Stamps - Sherry and Donna at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning create stamps from lots of found objects and other stuff...and the kids get into the act, too.
Photo from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning
White Glue Vs. Hot Glue Guns - Teacher Tom compares the results from using white glue and hot glue guns for construction. This is one of the several posts about hot glue guns from Tom that led me to give glue guns to my kindergartners.
Photo from Teacher Tom
Stunning "Glass" Sculpture - Valerie at Frugal Family Fun shows how to create a beautiful sculpture from tissue paper and clear contact plastic.
Photo from Frugal Family Fun
Repurposing Duplo Blocks - Lindsey at Filth Wizardry tells how to reuse Duplo blocks to spell words or create sentences.
Photo from Filth Wizardry
Pre-K Play: Our Performance and Pre-K Play: Epilogue - I enjoyed reading all about the process of Teacher Tom's Pre-K play. And the performance was spectacular.
Photo from Teacher Tom
Easy Fishing Game - Valerie on Frugal Family Fun creates a quick-and-easy fishing game. (I'm still slapping my head about using pipe cleaners/chenille stems as fish.)
Photo from Frugal Family Fun
Toddler Friendly Sewing Basket - Christine on Childhood 101 shows how to pull together a sewing activity for kids.
Photo from Childhood 101
Modern Wall Art - Use tape and circle stickers to create simple but cool art. Valerie on Frugal Family Fun shows you how.
Photo from Frugal Family Fun
Super Sized Marble Painting - Jenny on Let the Children Play led her kids to create a super-sized marble painting. This post was one of the inspirations for our canvas marble painting.
Photo from Let the Children Play
Q is for Q-Tip Art - Kristin of Preschool Daze provides paper, tape, and Q-tips and the kids produce some great art. Using tape is a new wrinkle for me.
Photo from Preschool Daze
Thank you, blog friends, for inspiring and challenging me. I could included many more posts because there are so many great bloggers and teachers out there. Here's to more memories, inspiration, and challenge in 2011!


  1. What a fantastic collection of inspiring posts!

  2. i'm honored to be listed here, scott.

    i learn so much from you all, my virtual co workers!

    happy new year.

  3. Thankyou Scott - very chuffed to have made your list! Happy New Year, and I look forward to another year of reading your wonderful posts.