January 2010

Books and technology in the preschool classroom

I recently read a blog article posted by my new friend Matt at “Look at my Happy Rainbow” titled “Pop Up.” Matt shared with his readers how much his Kindergarten age children still enjoy books – even Pop Up books. I was even kind of surprised at this and then he showed a picture of […]

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All children are writers: we just need to show them how!

A guest post by Melissa Taylor of Imagination Soup! What’s the first word a child learns to write? His or her name! Start with the name – add a picture and you have the makings of a letter to a friend. We know that kids love getting mail. Writing letters gives kids a gratifying purpose […]

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Handwashing for good health: a message to all preschool teachers

By Dawn Ginese, The Singing Nurse Hand washing for good health, how many interesting and enticing ways can we share, show and encourage each other to “just do it”, and teach our highly observant and ever emerging preschoolers to follow in our footsteps. Doing what it takes to teach the point! This hand washing post is […]

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Preschoolers love hearing “You’ve Got Mail!”

Exploring the writing process with this fun DIY Pocket Quilt. Makes a great mailbox or game quilt too!

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Preschool proof your teaching resources

Let’s face it – laminating posters, file folder games, and bulletin board pieces can get expensive. I wish I could offer up some great alternatives to laminating but all I can tell you is that in the long run, laminating produces the best results. In the old days, I used clear contact paper to laminate my resources […]

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Using personalized photos in the preschool classroom

A guest post by Shara-Lawrence Weiss When Deborah approached me about guest blogging, I was honored. I have gotten to know a little about Deborah through twitter and facebook and have found her to be kind, gentle and caring. She clearly loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers, making crafts, writing songs and more. The […]

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The value of tape in the preschool classroom

My fellow bloggers have provided beautiful examples and illustrations of the value of tape. I encourage you to read each of their posts on this topic but here are a few highlights. Teacher Tom shares his “tape machine” and the beautiful tape sculpture that was created on his classroom door.  As two students tried to […]

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