March 2012

Read it and cook it!

Cooking is not something I consider to be one of my special gifts but cooking with kids is a must in the preschool classroom!

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Outdoor adventures with rope

We worked together to make our own obstacle course for some outdoor large motor play!

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All tied up in knots

Today we worked on tying knots in our preschool classroom! Quite a challenging process for little ones!

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Springing into fun with flowers

Check out this fun spring time art activity! But caution: It’s messy!

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Up and coming spring workshops

Deborah will soon be presenting a workshop for teachers in Indiana and Alabama!

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Reading with young children: a picture walk

Going on a picture walk with young children to promote prereading skills!

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Colorful and bubbly science exploration

Giving preschoolers more to do as they explore colorful and bubbly science in the preschool classroom!

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Writing in salt

Building up prewriting skills through the use of salt trays in preschool!

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Simple math and graphing in preschool

The children in my early childhood classroom love estimating, counting, and graphing our math tokens!

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The 4 R’s: reading, writing, arithmetic, and rainbows

Exploring the “4 R’s” in our preschool classroom as we had fun with rainbow reading, rainbow writing, and rainbow arithmetic!

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Cooking up rainbow toast

Exploring rainbow paint as we made rainbow toast and rainbow pictures! You can see the live version on Fox News too!

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Painting a rainbow of flowers : Lois Ehlert style

Creating Lois Ehlert style bouquets in our preschool classroom today. A great opportunity to explore the illustrations from the books we love!

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Spaghetti sensory play

Exploring spaghetti in our preschool classroom turns into a wonderful exploration in texture and color!

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Clouds in jars and on the table top too!

This was an intriguing process of exploring clouds and wonderful colors that our preschoolers just loved!

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Building with blocks on the sticky easel

A wonderful exploration in block building only this time we used the easel as our platform for block play. Super cool idea taught to me by one of my students!

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Rainbow colors on the sticky easel

Change up your easel and make it a sticky easel with this simple idea. Today – we had a rainbow sticky easel!

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