Our preschool age students (ages three and four) have spent their first two weeks in preschool exploring the different tools they can and will continue to use in preschool. A tool they used this week was the ever popular squeeze bottle filled with colorful glue... You can't go into this process with the mindset that the children are going to lightly squeeze a few lines and dots of glue and then go off on their [...]
The children's book "Press Here" by Herve' Tullet is always a favorite in our classroom and I love it because there are just so many ways we can expand the book all throughout the classroom.
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!
Throughout the school year, make sure to invest time in planning activities that promote various types of large motor skills!
We spent lots of time throughout the school year and through a variety of classroom centers and activities developing our pouring skills in preschool!
Let's tale a stroll down the popping path!
Hang onto those holiday bows and you have what you need for two simple but great games to get kids moving!
We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!
I have always wanted to try gelatin play and finally took the time to put it together using our own version of spider parts and it was totally worth it.
We have been introducing several types of sewing processes into the mix of things we do in our classroom and these simple sewing jars have been a nice way to introduce the basic concept of sewing to our little ones... The jars are clear plastic jars that I picked up over the summer from the Dollar Tree. They originally had scented water beads inside them and were being sold as a room freshener. But each [...]