November 2013

Our Thanksgiving Feast in preschool

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My students cooked up their own Thanksgiving feast to serve up for our classroom family. Teach Preschool wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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My, oh my! We like to make pies!

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We had two different kinds of pie on our agenda but to start off our pie making experiences, we read the book “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.”

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Turkey toss drawings

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Today in preschool, we tossed the dice to inspire some rather unique turkey drawings!

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Exploring cornucopias

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Holidays present the opportunity to introduce new words and ideas in our classroom. This Thanksgiving, we introduced cornucopias.

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Fun with feathers and beads

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We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!

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Cooking with kids: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team shared our ideas for cooking with kids and we asked our fellow bloggers to do the same.  Today I am highlighting a few easy recipes for children to make, mostly on their own… A Day in the Life of a Preschool Teacher gives us simple ideas to get […]

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Whooooo is missing?

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Our children just love story book games!  We read a story during circle time and then often follow it up with some sort of learning activity or game.  We’ve played several different variations of this particular game and it is one that they never get tired of… The story book that inspired this game was […]

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Promoting life skills in the preschool classroom

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Let’s take a quick look at the important process of promoting life skills in the preschool classroom!

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Exploring and designing stained glass art

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Our Pre-kindergarten age children designed their own stained glass artwork using tape and paint!

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Stained glass easel starter

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Exploring the concept of stained glass through this simple easel starter in our preschool classroom.

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Exploring the sounds of glass

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As part of our study on glass, we spent time exploring the sounds of glass in preschool!

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Thanksgiving: Fun Friday features

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Last week our fellow bloggers shared some awesome Thanksgiving activities in the Discover and Explore linky.  Today I’m sharing four different ways to make “gratitude trees” or “thankful trees.”  These trees are a fun way for children to express their thoughts of thankfulness… Mrs. O’Daniels shared these colorful thankful trees that her children made for their grandparents… […]

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End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad storybook giveaway

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We are reviewing the book “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” and giving away one free copy so check it out!

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A Guidecraft educator review and give-away : Barnyard Activity Boxes

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This month our Guidecraft Educator Team is reviewing and giving away one set of Barnyard Activity Boxes! Come and check it out!

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Cooking in the classroom

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We recently spent a morning exploring different types of fruit.  With that fruit, we created a delicious rainbow fruit salad.  What we learned is that cooking in the classroom is about so much more than just measuring, slicing, and pouring.  It can be a multi-sensory experience… To begin our morning, we read a delightful story […]

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Exploring and creating with sugar glass

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Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.

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