December 2012

Snow painting with a toddler

Exploring snow at home with a toddler may look a little different than what happens in the preschool classroom but the opportunity is much the same.

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A gift for the teacher

May your new year be blessed with appreciation, time with your students, and the trust of your parents.

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Holiday in a box

I find that at the end of any holiday we celebrate at home or in my classroom, I often have a variety of different objects left over. A fun and simple way to use up those holiday left-overs is to invite your students to make their very own “Holiday in a Box!”… To make a […]

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Remarkable learning through ordinary play

Remarkable learning is happening through ordinary play but we can often miss it. See how to foster the remarkable through ordinary play.

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Christmas Party Games for Preschoolers

Here are a few highlights of our Preschool Christmas Party along with some games you might like to try too!

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Christmas party games for preschoolers

Oops!  I hit publish by accident!   Working on a redo!

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Reading Jan Brett and making our own gingerbread playdough

Reading the wonderfully illustrated book “Gingerbread Friends” by Jan Brett and making the best smelling gingerbread playdough ever!

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Discussion on back to preschool concerns after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School

A brief discussion to help you prepare for going back into the classroom after the tragic events at Sandy Hook School.

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Designing our own shiny gem ornament graphs

We added a little sparkle to the graphing process! Young children exploring the graphing process with the use of gems and rulers.

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DIY pizza box kitchen

Enjoying the dramatic play experience with our fabulous new DIY pizza box kitchen stove and sink!

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Candy cane science in preschool

Exploring the science of Christmas with this fun candy cane science activity!

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Who stole the candy from the candy cane jar?

Playing our own rendition of Who Stole the Candy from the Candy Cane Jar?

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A pine needle in a bottle

Making and exploring pine needle discovery bottles in the preschool classroom.

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Pine needle paper plate wreaths are simply beautiful

Our paper plate pine needle wreaths turned out more beautiful than our wreath on the door!

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Pinecone painting is really quite fun!

It just so happens that pinecone painting is a wonderful process with a beautiful finish!

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P is for penguins and pinecones

We read the book “Penguin and Pinecone” by Salina Yoon then expanded the book into our art, science and other content areas throughout the day!

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