Beginning a new year by exploring the things we can do in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on September 5, 2013

in Back to School, Exploring the things we can do in preschool

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Each year, I like to begin the first few days of preschool by giving my students time to explore the environment and find out all the things they can do in preschool..

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Beginning the school year by exploring the things we can do in preschool. (Teach Preschool)

Here is a little photo gallery of some of the things we CAN do in preschool. These are all photos from our first day of preschool…

I can cut and glue

We spent the morning cutting strips of construction paper with scissors and then gluing the scraps on a piece of paper.

I can glue by Teach Preschool

I can create

Some of the children spent lots of time creating with the glue and scraps of paper…

I can create by Teach Preschool

I can draw

We began our journals by adding our very first drawings into our journals…

I can draw by Teach Preschool

I can paint

We painted both with the cans (making circles on paper) and on the cans…

I can paint by Teach Preschool

I can write

The children can make postcards anytime they wish to add to our mailbox…

I can write by Teach Preschool

I can explore

The children spent time exploring our magnetic pompoms and other materials all throughout each center…

I can explore by Teach Preschool

I can experiment

The children also spent time exploring our water table, sand table, and sensory window…

I can experiment by Teach Preschool

I can construct

Our block center saw LOTS of action all throughout our morning free play time…

I can construct by Teach Preschool

I can pretend

As the children explored the centers in our classroom, we spent lots of time observing their play. We were looking to see how they interacted with the materials, what they seemed most interested in, and at times, we sat and played with the children too…

I can pretend by Teach Preschool

I can read

Although my students are not readers yet, we began our first week getting to know some of our books by looking at pictures and reading together…

I can read by Teach Preschool

I can be responsible

Although we just started, we are already giving our students opportunities and guidance on ways they can take ownership for their things and the things of our classroom. We want to build a sense of respect and personal responsibility but not all in one big blow but instead gently and consistently each day at a time…

I can be responsible by Teach Preschool

I can make new friends

We have lots of new faces this year. Some of the children made new friends right away while others will take time to get to know each other but each day we worked on building community and getting to know each other…

I can make new friends by Teach Preschool

These were just a few photos to highlight for you some of the things we can do in preschool!

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