Ramps: Unconventional Measurement

Ramps: Unconventional Measurement

Unconventional Measurement Before using conventional units of measure such as inches or feet, children use unconventional units of measure to organize the world around them. There are many ways to support this in the classroom and experimenting with various...
Public Elementary School Takes on Constructivist Approach

Public Elementary School Takes on Constructivist Approach

P.H. Miller Elementary School, a diverse Pre-K through 1st grade school in Plano, IL, is making big changes. The school’s principal, Laurel Mateyka, has engaged the teachers in reflective practice. They are looking at how their philosophy shapes the school environment...
Maker Week: Bring the Maker Mindset into Your Classroom

Maker Week: Bring the Maker Mindset into Your Classroom

mak·er·space a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. Spaces for making, tinkering, and exploring passions and interests are nothing new to an early childhood classroom. Makerspaces...
Maker Week: A Maker Story

Maker Week: A Maker Story

A Maker Story: The Giant Squid To kick off National Maker Week, we wanted to share a story about a maker moment that happened right here at Kodo headquarters. Often young children jump right into making. They don’t stop to make a plan or a drawing but rather they let...