August 2013

Our classrooms are ready for preschool

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The learning environment is such an important part of having a successful classroom experience. Today, I am sharing the highlights for my indoor classroom setup.

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ABC’s & 123′s: Fun Friday feature

How do you teach a child his ABC’s and 123′s?  Well, that is the very question we asked our fellow bloggers last week.  They linked up some of their best posts to our Discover & Explore linky, sharing some wonderful ideas for teaching letters and numbers.    Here are a few of our favorites: Little Bins for […]

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Back to school: Fun Friday features

We are sharing a few of our favorite back to school themed posts from our back to school Discover & Explore linky.

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ABC discover and explore in preschool

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Today, I thought I would share with you our Alphabet box we will use as part of our circletime introduction to each letter this year! Come and join our ABC & 123 linky too!

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Five tips for my preschool teacher

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I hope my new students are just as excited to come to my classroom as my grandsons were today. I hope they want to explore, examine, and discover the things that I am in the process of preparing for them. But mostly, I hope that I will remember to tell my students all the good and positive things that I notice about what they are doing as we work together to learn about our classroom and build our community.

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Classroom management on the first day of school

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In the early childhood classroom, we can look at classroom management as a plan for what procedures our students will follow throughout each day as well as what the teacher’s role is in helping our students have a successful experience each day.

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Exploring our world with DIY color scopes

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Exploring color with our DIY Color Scopes in Preschool!

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Back to school : Read-aloud rules for classroom centers

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Come and join our Discover and Explore back to school linky party!

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Classroom set-up

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Spending lots of late nights setting up our classroom for preschool. With only 14 more days until school starts, every second counts!

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Water color wheels

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To give our students time to explore the process of mixing colors and a color wheel, we invited our students to explore water color mixing on a paper towel!

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A lesson in color mixing

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All through out the year, I give my students lots of opportunities for exploring concepts such as color mixing but along with the freedom to explore, I will often take the time to sit down with my students and walk through a concept. This lesson in color mixing is an example of such a time…

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The amazing journey of getting Ready for Kindergarten! : a book study and give-away

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Ready for Kindergarten! is a comprehensive, yet clear and easy-to-follow book but I am a blogger who LOVES pictures! As a way to extend several (of the many) topics found throughout the book, my fellow bloggers are participating in a journey through Ready for Kindergarten! by expanding on and illustrating at least one topic of their choice through their own beautiful ideas and photos. And a give-away too!

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Exploring textured water play

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When a preschooler is in the “play zone” it is best to let him explore without interruption! Exploring textured water play is just the ticket for getting your child into the play zone!

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Having fun with PowerClix [a guidecraft educator review and give-away]

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Our guidecraft educator team is introducing the new PowerClix toy by Guidcraft. Stop by to see the review and learn how to enter the give-away!

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Fun props for playdough

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Adding props to playdough is just one more way to invite new interest in the playdough experience. Come and see a few of our props that we add to our playdough throughout the school year!

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One-inch sandbox play

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This simple one-inch sand-play experience invites a different kind of sand play. Affordable and Simple to set-up and open ended too!

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