The tools we use in preschool

For our very first day of preschool, we jumped right in and explored the tools we use in preschool.  The "teaching" goal of our day was to give the children a chance to learn about our classroom and where to find our "tools" and how to use or take care of our tools. .. During [...]

By | August 29th, 2012|Categories: Back to School|Tags: , , , , |33 Comments

Finding treasures for your preschool classroom

One thing I don't have yet for my preschool classrooms are child-sized shelves. My husband is planning to build me a few but in the mean time, I happened to stumble across this little shelf in my mom's neighborhood... It's funny how being a preschool teacher makes you look at everything with an eye for [...]

By | July 24th, 2011|Categories: Centers, Classroom Setup|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

Cutting flower stems in preschool

Cutting flower stems in preschool Perhaps I should have titled this post "Attempting to cut flower stems in preschool" because child scissors don't make much of a dent in the stems. However, one of our students figured out how to make this work.... These are left-over stems from our flower bouquets which I posted about [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|Categories: Centers, Fine Motor Skills|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Adding to the science and nature center in preschool

Lately, I have been trying to find items to add to our science centers. Filling baskets in the science center is an ongoing effort. I am trying to use items that I find already available in our school and so I have been searching through the old materials in the school storage area... As you can [...]

Inviting children to play in preschool

This is not a St. Patrick's day post but I did use photos from our St. Patrick's day activity box to start this post off so please read on.... How you set out materials on a table can make a difference in whether children will want to play with those materials or not. During St. [...]