This is the question being asked on the latest BAM Radio Network show that I commentated on: “Should You Be Assigning Homework in Preschool?” by Rae Pica along with Etta Kralovec and Dr. Ann Barbour. Go and take a listen to the show and see what you think! Before you answer this question consider this… These […]
The Value of Play
I wish everyone could have seen the delight in this little girl’s face as she was playing in the shave cream today… Shave cream play was one of several activities the teacher had out on the classroom tables to explore… But this little girl just kept going back to the shave cream table… Once she […]
The children have been checking out medical supplies in their continuing exploration of community helpers… In our activity boxes, we set out a variety of first aid supplies as well as toy medical tools for the children to play with… As I observed the children at play, I noticed that many of the children liked […]
We provided fire station activity boxes for our continuing study of community helpers. I shared the idea of making our own fire stations from a post I read at No Time for Flashcards… Along with the fire stations we set out some fire trucks and then added some waffle blocks to extend the play a […]
These preschoolers enjoyed the opportunity to explore measuring tools to do a little counting and comparing.
Take time to observe children at play in their environment and see what they are learning and what you can learn from them!
Today, we enjoyed a little ice play. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most enjoyable for young children. The teacher in this class set out a bowl of ice with some cups, smaller bowls, and spoons… The children scooped the ice from one container to the other… And some children used their hands […]
Because most of my articles only focus on one activity at a time, it may look like there is nothing else going on in the classroom. So today, I wanted to show you how there are lots of things going on all at the same time… Each day, our teachers follow a lesson plan that […]
Our activity boxes this week consisted of snowmen and mittens… In the snowman activity box we placed paper plate snowmen shapes and small felt cut-outs for the childrern to add as buttons, eyes, nose, scarves… The snowman activity boxes (just as we do each week) were then placed on classroom shelves for the children to […]
Wy and I had a busy new year’s night trying all kinds of fun art activities but it was also nice just to do something geared more towards using our large motor skills… I started us off by making some shapes with yellow painter’s tape on the floor. Painter’s tape is always better than masking […]
I have learned so much from others since I started Teach Preschool. I am always amazing at the creativity of all the other bloggers out there and I am constantly sharing the ideas I read about with the teachers and children from my school. As I continue the process of setting up classrooms, I want […]
As we continue to explore the letter K this week, the children worked on practicing their skills for identifying and making AB patterns… Introducing patterns first begins with a hands-on type of activity followed by the activity page. The activity pages we use are usually something I have created on my own computer. They are […]