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Self-Regulation: the #1 skill for success in school and life!

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As part of our summer book study on Challenging Behaviors, we are discussing self-regulation today! It is the number one skills for success in school and life!

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Catching and popping bubbles

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See how I spent a morning in my preschool studio catching bubbles!

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The preschool art gallery

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Throughout part of our school year, we began saving a few pieces of the children’s artwork so to have a sampling of each child’s work that we could display in our simple preschool art gallery… It is always amazing to me how different artwork looks once you frame it or mount it on a colored background. […]

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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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