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Hugs and kisses tic-tac-toe

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You won’t find a game sweeter than our hugs and kisses tic tac toe!

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Patterning with hugs and kisses

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We recently introduced the letter Kk, and with Valentine’s day coming soon, we thought it was most appropriate to explore hugs and KISSES.

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Making circles in the salt tray

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Last week I shared our shape hunt activity as an introduction to our unit on shapes.  First up on our list of shapes to explore was the circle.  We explored this new shape by drawing circles in our salt trays… We use salt trays in our classroom quite frequently as a fine motor tool and […]

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Time to hibernate

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We are stuffing bears and putting them down for a long winter’s nap for a lesson on hibernation.

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Gingerbread man playhouse

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Gingerbread is such a fun theme to explore during the winter time.  There are so many fun books to share with the children and of course, there are the gingerbread cookies and gingerbread houses… To kick off our Gingerbread unit, we read the story “The Gingerbread Loose in the School” by Laura Murray. This is […]

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Marble play in a Christmas ball

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Now that I have some time at home with my grandsons, we took out a few marbles and our Christmas balls for a little creativity and play.

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10 fantastic fingerplays and songs for the holidays

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We are sharing 10 of our favorite fun and fantastic holiday songs and fingerplays!

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Candy cane play all around the clasroom

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Candy canes provide so much inspiration for play all around the classroom. We are sharing 9 ways to play with candy canes this holiday season.

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10 ways to manage holiday stress in the classroom

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We’ve compiled a list of ways to reduce your classroom stress during this holiday season.

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Stained glass easel starter

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Exploring the concept of stained glass through this simple easel starter in our preschool classroom.

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Dinosaur land in the sand table

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We spent a week exploring dinosaurs all through out our centers. As part of the children’s exploration of dinosaurs, they spent lots of time playing in our dinosaur land which was located right inside our sand table…

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Join me on Twitter for a discussion on outdoor learning

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Join me this Monday, October 14, 2013 from 9 – 10pm EST on Twitter for a discussion on Outdoor Learning and Conservation and a chat with expert educators and Georgia-Pacific: We will be sharing ideas that you can do to bring learning outdoors. In honor of World Teachers’ Day which took place on October 5th, we’ll be […]

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Community Helpers: Fun Friday features

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We are sharing our favorite community helpers posts that were linked up to our Discover and Explore linky.

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Fire safety week in preschool

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Did you know that October is Fire Prevention month? Teachers all around the country will be using this opportunity to introduce the concepts of fire prevention and fire safety to their students.  As a teacher or parent of a preschool-age child, you may be wondering how to approach this subject in a developmentally appropriate manner, […]

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ABC’s & 123′s: Fun Friday feature

How do you teach a child his ABC’s and 123′s?  Well, that is the very question we asked our fellow bloggers last week.  They linked up some of their best posts to our Discover & Explore linky, sharing some wonderful ideas for teaching letters and numbers.    Here are a few of our favorites: Little Bins for […]

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Back to school : Read-aloud rules for classroom centers

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Come and join our Discover and Explore back to school linky party!

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