We played fire station in preschool

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We provided fire station activity boxes for our continuing study of community helpers. I shared the idea of making our own fire stations from a post I read at No Time for Flashcards… Along with the fire stations we set out some fire trucks and then added some waffle blocks to extend the play a […]

A not so perfect preschool teacher’s valentine poem

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As a preschool teacher I am not always perfectly great… I sometimes plan things to do That are not considered age appropriate… And sometimes I spend too much time planning for every minute of the day… Instead of giving my students more time To learn through their play… And sometimes I talk too much When […]

Valentine mailboxes and magnets for preschool play

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I started collecting these little red and white mailboxes from the dollar section at Target sometime in January. I thought they would make terrific additions to our February valentine work boxes… To provide a variety of different learning opportunities and types of play, I included magnetic numbers because the mailboxes are magnetic and it would […]

Writing the letter of the week

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Each week, when a new letter is introduced, the teacher invites each child to come up and try to print the letter on the dry erase board. The teacher begins by printing a capital and lower case letter on the board first – she identifies each letter as she is writing them for the children […]