Building back pack skills in preschool

One thing I didn't think to spend any quality time on at the beginning of last school year was building back pack skills. As the school year went by, it seemed that I was constantly having to help my students stay organized and inevitably, papers were always being left in cubbies or dropped on the [...]

Wonderful windows in preschool

There is something about having windows in a preschool environment. In almost every classroom I go into, I find a child looking out the window... I sometimes notice that teachers cover their windows with lots of artwork which can be quite beautiful but I recommend that where possible, you keep most of the window free [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living Skills|Tags: , , |14 Comments

How to clean up the preschool classroom

To keep your classroom clean, start by keeping a broom and dust pan by the sand table at all times... And keep old towels near the water table at all times... And be sure to have extra paper towels available for cleaning the tables... And keep plenty of baskets handy for sorting and putting away [...]

Building daily living skills in preschool

There are lots of opportunities for young children to build daily living skills. When my little friend Tristan came over today, I thought we could do some art activities in my studio but he wanted to help me with some cleaning and arranging instead. As we started working together, I realized that this was an [...]

By | April 28th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living Skills|Tags: , , , |2 Comments