April 2010

A collection of earth day ideas for preschool

A collection of earth day activities for preschoolers!

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Deborah's new CD and the IAEYC conference

I have been preparing for the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) conference that will be held this weekend in downtown Indianapolis. I will be presenting on: Friday, April 9th, – 3:15 to 4:30 pm. I will also be at a presenters booth on: Friday, April 9th – Booth #114  – Time: 9:00-11:00 […]

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Teaching preschoolers expectations

There are three key elements that teachers should include in the process of setting boundaries and expectations for young children… Explain, Rehearse, and Reinforce These are not my words but the words of K. R. Victor. According to Victor (2001): “Once you have created the plan you must teach it to your students. When teaching […]

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Capturing the attention of preschoolers

There are lots of techniques teachers use to capture the attention of preschoolers. Walk Over When needing to get the attention of only one child or a small group of children playing together, it is always more effective just to walk over, bend down close and speak warmly to them.  What doesn’t work well? Yelling […]

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Make a ladybug book with your preschoolers

With spring coming there are so many wonderful bugs that can be explored. I love to bring in books about bugs and one of my favorites is Eric Carle’s “The Grouchy Ladybug” book. I also love to have my students create their own ladybug book.  Each child is given a red construction paper circle that […]

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