A whole lot of holes!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 16, 2014

in Creative Art, Holes, Oops!

Holes at the Light Table

We discovered that there are a whole lot of holes to be explored all throughout the preschool classroom!


Simple and fun alphabet review in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 14, 2014

in Children's Books, The Alphabet Tree

Alphabet Tree Review

Exploring leaves outside and extending the fun inside with our Alphabet Tree letter review!


DIY Pumpkin Puzzles

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on October 29, 2014

in DIY Pumpkin Puzzles, Halloween, Holiday Ideas

Pumpkin Puzzles

With the help of my preschool students, we came up with our own DIY pumpkin puzzles!


Let’s make pumpkin seed soup!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on October 28, 2014

in Pumpkin Seed Soup, Sensory Play

Pumpkin Seed Soup

Exploring pumpkins and then having fun exploring the seeds with pumpkin seed soup!

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Dominoes on the tinker table

Tinkering with Dominoes

Dominoes are a wonderful tool for play and I have a collection of dominoes that I pull out every school year for the children to explore. On this particular day, the children spent time tinkering with dominoes on our tinker table…

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Waterplay their way

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Following the children’s lead has led to new kinds of waterplay!

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I have hands!

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Exploring fingers and hands while the children enjoy the process of making their own handprints!

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Exploring letters with leaves

Exploring letters on Leaves!

Exploring the letters of the alphabet or even your child’s name with leaves!

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Fun with Fall Leaves!

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Today with our preschool class, we explored the different colors that the leaves change into as this season progresses, observing different greens, yellows, oranges, and even browns!

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It must be tummy time!

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I want my group times to be all about building community and in my mind, building community is all about being close together, being engaged in the process, being aware of each other as needed, and making any necessary adjustments as we go along.

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Writing thank you notes

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Creating thank you notes is a great way to invite students to show appreciation, develop writing skills, and think about what is important to them.

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Firetruck fun in preschool!

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Firetrucks is a favorite of our preschool age children. We explored firetrucks all throughout fire safety week both inside and outdoors!

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Stop, Drop, and Roll : Fire safety week in preschool

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Our local fire department came out and shared with the children many different ways they can stay safe in a fire. We extended the concepts all throughout the week in our preschool classroom.

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Putting out fires with our DIY fire extinguishers!

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We are coming to the end of our week on fire safety and let me tell you, it has been one busy week! I thought of so many ways we could explore fire safety and a hands down favorite of the week was putting out fires with our DIY fire extinguishers… I found a little fire fighter […]

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Sharing cookies : storytelling and creating

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Reading a fun story about cookies, retelling the story then expanding on the topic of cookies as we made our own creative puffy paint cookies in preschool!

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More with math bags

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Over the past four years, I have blogged off and on about our math bags so I thought I would bring a little update to our use of the math bags this year. To begin with, each of our students have their own math bag that they take home each week and fill with five […]

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