All set up and ready to go for our first day 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 circletime, we discovered several tools tucked away in our story box that we can begin to use right away like [...]
The process of setting up a preschool classroom continues to be a work in progress!
A little discussion about how clutter impacts the children in the preschool classroom!
We explored a little boxcar math and decorated our boxcars for our train station in preschool!
Exploring pumpkin vines in preschool through a variety of activities...
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 the possibilities. I was picking my mom up to run a few errands and happened to notice this little plastic [...]
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 yesterday here for painting and here for flower canvas.... This little girl figured out that it was easiest to bend [...]
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 see, there is room for a few more baskets so I keep working on it a little each week. Last [...]
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. Patrick's week, we made up several activity boxes for the children to explore. One of the activity boxes included green [...]