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 […]
Quick Tips for Preschool Teachers
This is one of my favorite glue bottles that I highly recommend for young children… The only problem is that after some use, the glue lid gets impossibly stuck to the bottle… I spent a long time cleaning the tops of these bottles and even ended up with some pretty sore fingers trying to pry […]
Often times teachers only think of counting their students when they are headed out on a field trip or going outdoors to play. But getting into the habit of counting children should start even when you are in the classroom all day! Here are a few tips for keeping safe track of your students… Keep […]
Gluing with Cotton Swabs Cotton swabs make a quick and easy way of adding glue to art activities – when you are done, just throw the swabs away. The drawback is that if you use one swab too long, it gets kinds of stringy so you need to have plenty of fresh swabs around to […]
Selecting baskets for a child-centered early childhood classroom requires thought and time.
Reindeer should not go to preschool… Because they don’t know how to play… They are fuzzy and smelly… And they chew on our clothes… And are a big distraction all day! But the most important reason… Is the mess they make on the floor… So no matter what the season… Don’t let a reindeer come […]
I had the opportunity to observe these children as they participated in Show-and-Tell Day! The children started out by getting the toy or item they brought and joining everyone in the circle… The children then placed the toys behind their back while they waited for their turn to share with the group… The teacher calls […]