Centers in the preschool classroom

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When children enter this classroom, they will discover plenty of things to do and the freedom to explore because each center in this classroom was designed just for them. ¬†At this table the children are creating paintings with the dot painters. At the block center, a couple of boys have decided to pull out the […]

Organizing art supplies in preschool

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I thought I would share some of the ways teachers organize their student art supplies. Above is a caddy that holds markers, scissors, a stapler, crayons, and glue. This little caddy also has a side pocket where crayons are kept. The caddy would be placed in the center of the table and the supplies shared […]

Fine motor development in preschool with play dough and straws

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Play dough is such a wonderful resource for building fine motor skills. Wy and I sat down to play with some play dough recently. I cut the straws down so they were a little shorter then showed Wy how to make a ball of play dough and then stick the straws into the play dough. […]

Morning greeting and calendar and weather time in preschool

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I always start my day in preschool off with a morning greeting time which includes exploring the calendar, weather, seasons, and a brief review of basic concepts. Let me show you some of the ideas that can be included in a simple morning greeting time. Sing the Hello Song! I love to sing the Hello […]