August 2012

All set up and ready for preschool

All set up and ready to go for our first day in preschool!

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Glue bottles with brushes and paper collages

Our very first experience exploring our glue bottles and brushes in preschool.

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The tools we use in preschool

For our very first day of preschool, we jumped right in and explored the tools we use in preschool.  The “teaching” goal of our day was to give the children a chance to learn about our classroom and where to find our “tools” and how to use or take care of our tools. .. During […]

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Preparing for the first day of preschool

Just a few final touches and then all ready for the first day of preschool.

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Setting up the preschool classroom is always a work in progress

The process of setting up a preschool classroom continues to be a work in progress!

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Kevin Henkes book give-away “Chrysanthemum”

The other day I shared the book “Chrysanthemum”by Kevin Henkes with you and a few ideas that go along with it.  I plan to share this book with my students too in just a few more days… As a participant in the Virtual Book Club for Kids, Harper Collins has given me the opportunity to give […]

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Reading Chrysanthemum and exploring our own perfect names

Explore the wonderful book “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes then find out that you have the perfect name too through these fun and simple activities!

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TODDLER lesson plan tidbits

A few tips for writing developmentally appropriate toddler lesson plans.

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Fine motor acorn play

Collecting, counting, and tweezing acorns in the summer time – isn’t this supposed to be a fall activity?

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Puzzle box game for toddlers

Wooden puzzle pieces make a wonderful game when you add a Kleenex box!

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How to make skittle paint

Stop by and see this sweet idea for art and math. Learn how to make Skittle Paint!

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The things we learn at teacher workshops

A little look at a Teach Preschool workshop and a few terrific ideas for Teacher Door Prizes!

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Engineering with ramp making materials in preschool

More than just exploring! Our preschoolers use the ramp making materials to think big!

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The process of setting up the preschool classroom

Documenting the process of setting up the preschool classroom from start to finish!

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Sticky paper shape tracing in preschool

A simple way to keep the stencils in place while tracing around them in preschool!

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DIY colored glue letters, numbers, and shapes for the light table

Make your own letters and numbers for the light table with colored glue and cookie cutters!

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