September 2011

We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool

We explored the process of making colored sand and colored sand leaf art.

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Egg carton stamping and counting in preschool

We painted with egg carton stampers in preschool!

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Exploring colorful cups in preschool

Bright and colorful cups can end up building imagination and tall towers!

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Teach Preschool postcard exchange update

Our 2011 postcard exchange is now up and running.  If you need the link to your group please email me or click on the correct group below. Quick Reference As a quick reference, I will make the button to the left of my page link this post so you can find your group quickly.  You […]

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Our first math day in preschool

Sharing and graphing our math tokens in preschool.

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Painting fall trees with egg cartons in preschool

We used egg cartons to make fall leaf prints on our trees in preschool!

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We made Leaf Man puppets in preschool

We made leaf man puppets in preschool to go with the Leaf Man book by Lois Ehlert!

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Teach Preschool in the news: Promoting prewriting skills

Teach Preschool in the news: Deborah shares how to promote prewriting skills for young children in this Fox 59 news segment!

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Paint and write boards for preschoolers

A fun and creative tool for promoting writing skills in preschool!

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How you can help young children go ‘beyond coping’ when it comes to stress

This wonderful Bam Radio discussion titled, “Stressed Out Kids, Parents, Teachers, How to Cope” is brought to you by Rae Pica, Dr. Megan R. Gunnar, Ellen Galinsky, and me.  I could really sit and listen to these ladies talk all day. Just listening to the wealth of information they bring to the table helps me to relax! […]

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Update on Teach Preschool Postcard Exchange

Update on Teach Preschool 2011 – 2012 Postcard Exchange!

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Fun with puffy paint and cupcakes in preschool

Making puffy paint icing for our paper cupcakes in preschool.

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Having fun with a little blue and yellow in preschool

After reading the story, “Little Blue and Little Yellow” by Leo Lionni we did a little blue and yellow color mixing of our own… We have been exploring balls and so we combined our reading with a little blue and yellow ball painting… Each of the children started out by putting their paper in the […]

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Planting and growing beans in our preschool window

Today we planted beans in a bag! Simple and fun activity to talk about the growth of a bean with your preschoolers.

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Exploring measuring tools in preschool

We have been exploring the use of measuring and cooking tools in our prek class. The children loved using the measuring tools to scoop up dried beans… Beans have a wonderful quality to them. They feel smooth to the touch which invites hands on exploration… As the children explored the beans, we were able to […]

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Measuring and mixing with a dash of new vocabulary in preschool

After reading “Blueberries for Sal,” we became “bakers” as one of my students observed and our little bakers made some blueberry muffins… We explored different kinds of measuring tools and cooking terms as we worked together to make our blueberry muffins… Our bakers took turns measuring and pouring in the different ingredients… Cooking presents such a great […]

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