February 2014

Rainbow collages

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We turned colorful paper scraps into beautiful rainbow collages.

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Exploring space with Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss week, our Pre-Kindergarten class enjoyed the book “There’s No Place like Space” as well as a few space related activities we had set up to explore around the classroom.

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Exploring raindrops and clouds in preschool

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The weather helper informed us that today’s weather was definitely going to be cold and rainy making it a perfect day to explore raindrops and clouds at our sensory table.

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Who cares about the weather?

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As the weather changes, it is a good time to naturally promote conversations and ideas that lead us to explore the weather in the preschool classroom.

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Just Playing : pop, pop, popcorn

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Play is a critical part of early learning and yet it is easy to overlook the complex learning that is taking place and dismiss child’s play as nothing but “just play.”

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The reflection table

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I love to find things to use in my classroom that invite curiosity or renew interest in an old activity. Today, I want to introduce you to what I like to call “the reflection table.”

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Lock and key matching game for preschoolers

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I couldn’t wait to get put this lock and key game into action all around my preschool classroom.

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Ten tips to dealing with those troubling transitions

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Transitions can be a source of trouble in the classroom. Today, we are sharing a few tips for dealing with those troubling transitions…

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Making squares

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Working together to make squares in our preschool classroom!

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Hearts at the easel

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Of all the painting experiences I share with my students, the one they most enjoy is anything that has to do with painting at the easel.

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Heart math : Five simple math ideas for preschoolers

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Here are five simple heart math ideas our prek students explored this week.

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Chopstick painting

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Exploring a new art process with a book and a pair of real chopsticks!

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The name game

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We’ve all heard of the “Name Game” song, but this is a fun large motor game with lots of different possibilities!

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Ice gems

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Exploring beautiful ice gems in preschool…

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Color mixing

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A simple, yet engaging color mixing activity for preschoolers…

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The step ladder game

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The step ladder game is a simple game that we made up and added to the end of our ladder exploration day.

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