Language Arts

Ten tips for keeping a journal in preschool

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I spent some time jotting down tips from my own experience in exploring journals in the preschool classroom.

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Yarning up letters!

A great tactile way to review the alphabet is by making yarn letters!

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Let’s get moving with a DIY action cube!

Get your preschoolers up and moving with these simple DIY action cubes!

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Taking the word-wall beyond the wall

Taking the word wall beyond the wall and into other parts of the early childhood classroom experience.

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A year long study of the alphabet

Exploring priorities as I reflect on my preschool year and the letter of the week.

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The tools we write with in preschool

Use a variety of tools to help children build their writing skills!

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N is for newspaper in preschool

This week, we used the newspaper in a variety of ways to help us explore the letter N… The newspaper is a great way to explore letters and numbers and other language and literacy concepts. We laminated one large page from the newspaper to search for letters and numbers… We searched for titles and talked […]

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Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success

Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success by Dr. Erika Burton of Stepping Stones Together Early childhood education sets the stage for future academic achievement. Whether you choose a pre-school setting, home school your child, or a combination of both exposure and parent modeling of literacy skills before, during and after the […]

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Making our menu for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

While we plan for our Thanksgiving feast, we also need to make a menu. The children all suggested ideas for what they think we should have for the meal… Hmmm, this ought to be a fun meal! See our hats and invitations too!

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Folding paper in preschool

Folding paper is a great way to help young children work on those fine motor skills as well as a way to give children guides for processes like writing, sorting, and counting. This little one spent time coloring a picture this morning and when she was finished, she decided she wanted to fold it up […]

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My pre-k handwriting book

This little handwriting book is simple to put together and keep on hand to help children practice their handwriting skills. The cover of the book is printed on the computer on heavy card stock. Pieces of lined paper are placed in the center of the book and another sheet of heavy card stock is placed […]

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Dry-erase board activities for preschool

A dry erase board and dry erase markers lend themselves to some great guided learning activities as well as the opportunity to color and create… Gather your materials… I like these dry erase markers because the eraser is on one end and the marker is at the other end… This is a dry erase sentence […]

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Can your preschooler say “a, a, a”?

The mailbox brought me a little package several months ago and inside was the Amazing Alphabet Action CD and Book written by Esther Kehl.  Along with the book was a little note from Vanessa Kerr who asked me take a listen and see what I thought. Vanessa indicated in her little note that her child […]

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Let’s talk about communication

My guest today is Marcy Fox. Marcy is a speech pathologist and one of our fellow bloggers that I really have enjoyed getting to know. We are all challenged to help young children develop their speech and language and Marcy has provided us with some very important information about this process below… Let’s Talk About Communication […]

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Name graphs for young children

Help preschoolers learn to recognize their names with these graphing activities. The activity you choose to use will depend on the age and readiness of your students. When participating in any type of graphing activity, always make sure your students are involved in the process and once the graph is completed, ask the children questions […]

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Create a name puzzle for your preschooler

Help your preschoolers recognize the letters in their name with this little puzzle activity. Write each child’s name on a sentence strip using upper and lower case letters. Write each child’s name on a sheet of construction paper and add a rectangle with the same number of columns under the child’s name. Create a second […]

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