Parachute play in preschool

Parachute play is a great way to promote teamwork and to get those large muscles moving. The children gather around the parachute and hold on to one of the parachute handles.  There are more children then there are handles on the parachute so the children who are not holding a handle become the ball fetchers. [...]

Making props for the preschool program

Tonight I have been working on the props for our preschool program. One of the dances is called Caterpillar Conga and we wanted to have each boy be a part of the caterpillar. I am still choosing whether to have a polka-dotted caterpillar, circle caterpillar, or just plain green.  The boys are only three and [...]

By | May 22nd, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , |14 Comments

Musical production in preschool

Each year, I have the privilege of directing a preschool musical at one of our local schools. I thought I would share a few tips about preparing preschoolers to sing or dance for their parents... To help the children know where to stand during the presentation, I mark the floor with colorful painters tape. Painter's tape is easily [...]

By | May 16th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , |9 Comments

Lesson plans for the infant room

An infant room is a special place where babies are nurtured, loved, and are given opportunities to learn! Infants are learning about themselves and their world every single minute of every single day. 1. To prepare an infant lesson plan, the first thing I like to consider is the developmental stages of an infant. Each [...]

By | May 3rd, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , |11 Comments

Bird nests your preschooler can make

This week was a week about spring and spring always reminds us of birds. The children made their own little bird nests with eggs. The children spread glue all over their paper then sprinkles brown confetti strips on top of the glue. Then the children dipped their finger tips or thumbs into the stamp/ink pad [...]

By | May 2nd, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , |0 Comments