August 2011

Exploring the possible ways items can be used in the preschool classroom

Exploring the materials in the preschool classroom is part of setting the groundwork for future learning..

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A blog break give-away for the preschool classroom

While I am on my little blog break, I decided it would be a good time to go ahead and share this little give-away I have for you.

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Do you ever take a break?

A quick message from Deborah!

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2011 – 2012 Teach Preschool Postcard Exchange

Join us by September 4, 2011 for the Teach Preschool Postcard Exchange!

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Making ink stamps for the preschool classroom

Make your own foam block ink stamps for preschool.

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DIY: Make your own magnetic play set for preschool

One of my favorite ideas of the summer – make your own magnetic play set!

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Teaching twins in the preschool classroom

Teaching twins in the preschool classroom can present its own unique challenges. See what the experts had to say on this topic…

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Painting with balls of ice | teens in early childhood education

Exploring the fun of ice painting in a very big box with a preschooler….

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DIY: Make your own flannel board for preschool

Making your own flannel board for preschool is simple and it is a great tool for teaching young children!

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Make pool safety a priority even though the end of summer draws near

Although school is just around the corner, it is likely that with the days still being so hot, many of you will still be taking your preschoolers for a little dip in the swimming pool. “Two-thirds of childhood drownings occur May through August, making drowning the biggest summertime risk for kids” (RD)  Cara Pettersen wants […]

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Helping young children get off to a good start in preschool

Tips for getting your young child off to a good start in preschool…

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Preschool circle time idea | Grab a spot

  I am so blessed each day by the folks over at  Teach Preschool on Facebook! They are always giving me great ideas and when I hear of something really cool, I like to try it out. A few months ago, we were sharing ideas for sitting in circletime and among the many wonderful ideas, […]

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The red rocker in my preschool classroom

Sitting very quietly over in the corner of my reading center is my new little red Nordic Rocker from Guidecraft… Well, usually it sits there but when Wy comes along, he moves the rocker from one part of the classroom to another… And sometimes he plays under the rocker… And other times, he sits in […]

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Bright and colorful sensory bags for preschool

I just love these sensory bags. Making them is just as much fun as feeling and playing with them… To make these really cool sensory bags, all you need is some hair gel, baggies, and food color. I purchased hair gel from the Dollar Store and used food color that comes in tubes to make […]

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