November 2010

Meet the experts in early childhood education:English Language Learners

If there is one thing I can tell you that I love – it is finding others who are dedicated to the field of early childhood education and who are willing to share their expertise through social networking. There are so many different kinds of experts in early childhood education. I consider myself more of […]

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Making Christmas gifts in preschool

I posted this on my old blog and wanted to repost this here. These are some Christmas gifts my daughter made when she was little and some suggestions for you to keep in mind as you consider what your preschoolers can make as Christmas gifts this year…. Photos are always treasured Hanging on my tree […]

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Get informed about early childhood education degree programs

Early Childhood Education Degree Programs: What are Your Options? By Brian Jenkins What types of early childhood education programs are available? Many colleges and universities offer accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the subject. You may also have the option of obtaining a professional certificate at certain schools. Programs are available both on-campus and online. […]

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We made spilt milk in preschool

  The book titled “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles G. Shaw has always been one of my favorite books to share in preschool. Today, the children read the book then we made spilt milk pictures… In one of our classes, the children used a bottle filled with white paint to make their pictures. […]

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A little milky science in preschool

I have seen many bloggers post this simple activity to try with milk and we finally got the opportunity to try it out in our school… First, you need to gather some milk, food coloring, cotton swabs, and dish washing liquid. Then begin by pouring the milk into a wide, shallow container. Next, carefully add […]

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It’s Thanksgiving Day!

We finally wrapped up our big Thanksgiving feast at preschool the other day and it was such a fun day! At our school feast the children and teachers set the tables… Decorated the walls with the many things they had made… Put on their pilgrim hats… Gave their parent guests the hats they prepared for […]

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The turkeys came in disguise to our preschool Thanksgiving feast

These turkeys all came to our Thanksgiving feast in disguise… Thank you to all the teachers and students who created these amazing characters – I sure wish I could find where that pesky turkey went!

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We made turkey wreaths in kindergarten

The kindergarten class made these fun turkey wreaths the other day and I got to pitch in for a bit and help out! They started out with a simple paper plate… Then they traced their own foot on brown construction paper… And cut them out… Next they traced and cut out a waddle, a beak, […]

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We are thankful in preschool

This is a paper dinner we made in preschool this past week… Doesn’t this look yummy? And here are some things our preschoolers are thankful for… For my parents and brother My family My dogs My Christmas Tree, My mom, My Dad, and My brother Mathew My new bike My mom, dad, and sister Grace

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Making lid soup at home with a two year old

I had a surprise visit from little Wy this week and we needed something to do so I set out the little table and chairs I keep in my office and a basket of dishes for us to play with… Wy set out all the dishes and that is when I realized that we need […]

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Show and Tell day in preschool

I had the opportunity to observe these children as they participated in Show-and-Tell Day! The children started out by getting the toy or item they brought and joining everyone in the circle… The children then placed the toys behind their back while they waited for their turn to share with the group… The teacher calls […]

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Bam Radio interview: Are learning styles real in preschool?

“Is the Concept of Multiple Learning Styles Real or Bogus?” was the latest title of the Bam Radio show that I had the opportunity to participate in. As a commentator for the Bam radio show, I am asked to listen to the experts share their perspectives and see if I can somehow add to the […]

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Making centerpieces for our Thanksgiving feast

Our thanksgiving feast is only a few days away and we are almost all ready to go. We have already made our hats, invitations, and menu, and place mats! Today I want to show you some our table centerpieces… This class made little turkeys out of paper cups! And this class made paper cup turkeys too! This […]

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Give the gift of music and language learning to your preschoolers

No Time Like the Present: How and Why to Give the Gift of Language Learning to Your Child(ren) Written by my special guest Carolina Gomez. Learning a language is enriching at any age, but it is more challenging when we are adults. Children are the ones who benefit the most simply because there is a special window […]

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Painting with Indian corn in preschool

The two year olds were enjoying this simple fall painting experience… Paper plates filled with yellow, orange, and green paint were set out… The children rolled the corn cobs in the paint… Then they rolled the painted corn on a piece of paper… The children in this class do a lot of painting. I think […]

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Making place mats for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

As part of our preparation for our thanksgiving feast, we have made all kinds of place mats. Each teacher has selected a different design for their children to make. This class made turkeys by drawing around their foot and cutting it out of brown construction paper. The children glued their paper foot onto their place […]

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