July 2011

Integrating technology into the preschool classroom

I must admit that as much as I excel in the use of technology when it comes to my own professional needs, I am terrible at incorporating technology into the classroom. But lately, I have been observing and evaluating the use of technology and its importance to the preschool children of today… My daughter has […]

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Wonderful windows in preschool

There is something about having windows in a preschool environment. In almost every classroom I go into, I find a child looking out the window… I sometimes notice that teachers cover their windows with lots of artwork which can be quite beautiful but I recommend that where possible, you keep most of the window free […]

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Building parent-teacher relationships in preschool

I participated in two discussions on the Bam Radio Show about building or understanding the parent/teacher relationship. Each conversation had a completely different spin on the topic. You can listen to each show by clicking on the photos below… (Or click here and scroll down the wall to find the title of each radio show)  […]

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Bam Radio: Tips for addressing misbehavior in preschool

I recently participated in the Bam Radio conversation “Bad Behavior: When to Ignore, When to Intervene” with Rae Pica, Mary Gersten, and Kate Williams. This is truly a wonderful discussion and I hope you will stop and take a listen. If you can’t listen to it here or here… I have highlighted some of the points from […]

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DIY: Make your own tabletop easels for preschool

I have been hanging on to a stack of left-over boxes trying to decide what I could do with them. I am terrible about throwing something like this away so I decided to try making my own tabletop easels… I had already cut the boxes into pieces and so I started with the boxes all […]

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DIY: Cardboard water play easel for preschoolers

I just love all the water wall ideas that I have read about over the summer. Most of the water walls are far more ingenious than what I have to share but I really wanted to try making one that I could move around easily so I made a water play easel instead. I started […]

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Teach Preschool in the news: Tools for waterplay

I was in the news again and this time my special guest was Addison! Addison helped me share a few fun tools you can use for water play… Noodles Foam noodles are often found in the swimming pool but they can also be used for other types of play and learning. Next time you are […]

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Simple tip for organizing activities that go with your favorite children’s books

I thought I would share how I keep track of some of my favorite teaching resources that go with some of my favorite children’s books… There are some activities or materials that I just know I will want to use the next time I read a specific book to my class so I simply tuck the […]

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Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Hold your flag up high… Join the parade…. Enjoy a day of fun food.. And have a wonderful 4th of July!

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Exploring our flag for Fourth of July in preschool

In celebration of Fourth of July, we had a little discussion on taking care of our flags and then we did a little practice trying to fold them too… We talked about why the flag should not touch the ground. This brought up words like respect, symbol, and freedom… Then we all took turns learning […]

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