September 2013

Exploring numbers with lines and dots

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We spent time exploring numbers and drawing lines by making our own dot-to-dots after reading the book “Chicka Chick 123″ by Bill Martin Jr.

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Forests: Fun Friday feature

Last week on our Discover and Explore linky, we had some fabulous forest ideas shared by fellow bloggers.  Today I’d like to highlight a few of our favorites… My Nearest and Dearest shared this simple, yet lovely Forest Small World sensory tray that she created for her son with items found in nature… There are […]

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Apple tree scrunch art

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We spent some time exploring and tasting real apples in my classroom and of course, we just had to make an apple tree. Our apple tree may seem a little abstract but the process was fun and interesting and achievable by new little ones.

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Discover and Explore: An acorn round-up

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Fall is almost upon us!  At preschool, we are already seeing glimpses of fall.  There is a chill in the morning air as moms drop off their children.  We’ve noticed the green leaves turning to vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow.  And probably one of the greatest tell-tale signs of fall around our preschool […]

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Parachute basics: The hello game

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The parachute is a wonderful way to introduce your students on how to work together to achieve a common goal. Today, my students played the hello game as we learned the basics of how to use a parachute

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Drawing and story telling with a purple crayon

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While I read the classic tale of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” to my students, I invited them to tell me their own purple crayon story.

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Stirring up colorful designs through sensory coloring

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The children had fun using jumbo sized crayons to stir up a colorful design through sensory coloring!

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Making simple crayon patterns in preschool

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Our Pre-k students explored the process of making simple patterns using crayons and a strip of paper

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Tips for building a sense of community in the preschool classroom

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At the top of your list of priorities needs to be building a sense of community in your classroom. Come and see these tips on how to build community!

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

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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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Discover and Explore: Arranging a forest

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Today our Explore and Discover theme is the forest and soon, my preschool class will be exploring our forest but for this post, I am sharing a simple idea my grandson and I came up with to explore our woods and to give grandma something to decorate the table.

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Egg carton math

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See how to quickly put together an entire set of fun and simple math boxes!

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2013 Teach Preschool Postcard Exchange

We are pleased to announce Teach Preschool’s fourth annual  fall postcard exchange.  Over the last four years, Deborah has learned many things about organizing a postcard exchange.  Each year, she tweaks the format just a little to make it run a little more smoothly.  Last year, I had the pleasure of helping her organize the […]

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The outdoor classroom

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The outdoor classroom is an exciting place for exploration and play. Come and see how we have transformed our space into an amazing learning environment.

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