August 2010

Setting rules in the preschool classroom

I was recently asked by a colleague to suggest ideas for rules that should be posted in the preschool classroom. I had to pause because I realized that I have never actually had a set of rules written out and posted on my classroom wall. Preschool age children are still developing their sense of right […]

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The first day back to preschool

The schools I work with are full day and year around so it may seem like there wouldn’t be a first day back to school but for our students, there truly is and I enjoyed observing some of the children throughout the day. Each of our students promoted to their new class today. They celebrated […]

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Top ten tips for staying healthy in the preschool classroom

It’s that time of year again, time for teachers and students to start getting sick that is.  You don’t have to wait for cold and flu season to officially begin, illness can strike at any time in the classroom, and it loves the beginning of the school year.  One of the most difficult aspects of […]

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We made three kinds of construction paper rainbows in preschool

Each preschool class created their own version of a simple rainbow.

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Flour and food color painting in preschool

I am always on the look out for different art mediums that the children can explore. The children enjoyed the new texture of this homemade “paint” their teacher mixed up. The teacher mixed up some flour and water in a large bowl until it had a creamy consistency. Each of the children had a large […]

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Building connections to math, art, and more through children’s literature

When I am at a loss as to what to do in my preschool classroom, I always sit down and start thumbing through all my children’s books. As I read through my collection of children’s books, my mind begins to swirl with all the ways each book can be extended throughout my curriculum content. I […]

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Folding paper in preschool

Folding paper is a great way to help young children work on those fine motor skills as well as a way to give children guides for processes like writing, sorting, and counting. This little one spent time coloring a picture this morning and when she was finished, she decided she wanted to fold it up […]

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Helping young children solve puzzles in preschool

I can’t remember who taught me this little technique for teaching preschoolers how to manage a puzzle but it is a technique I have used for many years with much success. When a very young child takes a puzzle and dumps all the pieces out, chances are he or she will have a little trouble […]

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Have an in-house field trip in your preschool

In-house field trips are a great alternative for programs who are unable to take their children on out of school field trips. I happened by the school the day animal safari came for a visit. Because the animal folks came into the school, they were prepared to show the children each animal and in most […]

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Building connections to math, art, and more through children’s literature

When I am at a loss as to what to do in my preschool classroom, I always sit down and start thumbing through all my children’s books. As I read through my collection of children’s books, my mind begins to swirl with all the ways each book can be extended throughout my curriculum content. I […]

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These preschoolers are up to something fishy!

This week has been all about the wonderful creatures who live in the pond. The children have been exploring fish, turtles, and frogs. Today, the children created some bright and colorful fish! The teacher set out the fish, colorful scraps of construction paper, and glue for each child. Then the teacher explained the process to […]

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These preschoolers are up to something fishy!

This week has been all about the wonderful creatures who live in the pond. The children have been exploring fish, turtles, and frogs. Today, the children created some bright and colorful fish! The teacher set out the fish, colorful scraps of construction paper, and glue for each child. Then the teacher explained the process to […]

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Getting started on creating a print rich environment in your preschool classroom

Simple ideas you can do to create a print rich environment in your preschool classroom.

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Let’s make our own bulletin board in preschool

Exploring fingerpaint is always fun with this little fish in the pond art activity!

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A little red, a little orange, a little hand

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A simple name writing activity to do with preschoolers

Practice this simple name writing activity with your preschooler! In the middle of a room full of play and noise, I happened to notice a group of children gathered around their teacher doing a little name recognition and writing. As each child would get a turn, the teacher would ask if he or she wanted […]

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