April 2013

Our names in watercolor

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A child’s name is very special and this simple watercolor activity turned out to be a fun and colorful way for our students to focus on the letters in their name.

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Balancing bubbles in preschool

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Exploring bubbles in a bottle gave us a unique way to explore many new scientific and engineering terms in our preschool classroom.

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Exploring balance in preschool

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This week, we brought out the levels and have been exploring balance in preschool.

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The secret recipe for inviting children to take care of books in the preschool classroom

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Here is my secret recipe for helping the preschool-age children in my class take care of our classroom books!

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Bright and beautiful water bottle flower painting in preschool

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Painting up bright and beautiful flowers with a water bottle and a fork! A super simple and yet amazing way to put a little spring on the art wall!

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Flower painting at the easel

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My class did such an amazing job exploring this flower painting process at the easel that I just can’t help but share our latest experience!

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Ten tips for keeping a journal in preschool

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I spent some time jotting down tips from my own experience in exploring journals in the preschool classroom.

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Supplementing the preschool curriculum with My Big World from Scholastic

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Exploring the wonderful resource provided by Scholastic and how we use “Our Big World with Clifford” in our preschool classroom.

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Getting the most value out of a bookshelf in the preschool classroom

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Today I want to share with you a few ways I try to get the most value out of the bookshelves I have in my preschool classroom.

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Earth day discovery bottles

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Explore Earth day anytime throughout the year with these Earth day discovery bottles!

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Creating a mini-greenhouse in preschool

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Creating a mini-greenhouse and planting beans! Now we can watch our beans grow in preschool!

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A pinteresting Earth day globe for preschoolers

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In our continued celebration of Earth day, the children explored the process of pinning the things we care for to a rather unique DIY globe!

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Around the world | an Earth day game

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We took our Earth day ball outdoors on a bright and sunny day and played a game called, “Around the World!”

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Our Earth rocks: a pour painting activity

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To continue our celebration of Earth day we created Earth-inspired pour painted rocks!

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Musical Chairs Art: inspired by The Artful Parent

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The beautiful book “The Artful Parent” inspired this fun activity – Musical Chairs Painting!

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Sorting recyclables in preschool

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We’re celebrating Earth Day! A great way to show that we care about the Earth is by recycling. See how we sorted recyclables in preschool.

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