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 [...]
One thing I didn't think to spend any quality time on at the beginning of last school year was building back pack skills. As the school year went by, it seemed that I was constantly having to help my students stay organized and inevitably, papers were always being left in cubbies or dropped on the floor on the way out the door. So this year, I spent time during our first week of preschool helping [...]
We began our first week of preschool exploring the things we "can" do all around the classroom!
Getting ready to go back to preschool was quite the undertaking! But it was all worthwhile!
No matter what challenging behaviors we may face in our classrooms, it is important to remember that every child in the classroom needs to feel like he or she belongs.
How can parents help foster friendships for their Kindergartener when they are not in the classroom themselves? Stop by and see what Sarah has to say!
At the top of your list of priorities needs to be building a sense of community in your classroom. Come and see these tips on how to build community!
I like to begin the first few days of preschool by giving my students time to explore the environment and find out all the things they can do in preschool.
We are sharing a few of our favorite back to school themed posts from our back to school Discover & Explore linky.
In the early childhood classroom, we can look at classroom management as a plan for what procedures our students will follow throughout each day as well as what the teacher's role is in helping our students have a successful experience each day.