children’s books

Ten little caterpillars in a jar

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We read the book “Ten Little Caterpillars” by Bill Martin Jr. then enjoyed a little counting and patterning of our own ten little caterpillars!

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Fun with some bugs!

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What do you do if you have a kid who loves bugs? You find a book about some bugs and spend lots of time playing with pretend bugs and looking for real bugs too!

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Let’s go on an up walk

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We took an “up” walk to see if we could spot anything stuck in the trees…

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Building up the word “up!”

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Exploring the word “up” through a fun building block and dice game.

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Exploring the inside of our outside

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The study of x-rays, bones, and our bodies turned out to be quite an interesting and fun experiences as the prekindergarten age children worked to complete the skeleton of a paper boy in our classroom.

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Storytelling on the easel

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This week we have been exploring waves in the ocean through our literature, art, water play, and other experiences in preschool.

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All pumped up for water play and moose track soap

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An amazing water play process that combines literacy, motor skills, and water play! You won’t want to miss the fun with this one!

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Cotton ball clouds

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We recently spent a few days exploring different types of weather.  We also focused a great deal on raindrops and clouds.  This simple activity that I would like to share with you today sparked some great use of vocabulary and imagination… To begin our discussion on clouds, we read the book “It Looked Like Spilt […]

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Exploring space with Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss week, our Pre-Kindergarten class enjoyed the book “There’s No Place like Space” as well as a few space related activities we had set up to explore around the classroom.

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Chopstick painting

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Exploring a new art process with a book and a pair of real chopsticks!

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Don’t push my button!

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You quickly learn that if you don’t want a preschooler to do something then just start your sentence with the word “Don’t!”. Come see what my preschoolers are saying, “Don’t push my button!”

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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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The sweet smell of Christmas book and activity

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A fun book and simple activity to get you talking about your sense of smell during the Christmas season.

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Give your class the gift of nothing

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Today, we had fun putting a new spin on the gift giving process with the help of a new book and an empty box. Come and see how we enjoyed the Gift of Nothing!

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Our Thanksgiving Feast in preschool

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My students cooked up their own Thanksgiving feast to serve up for our classroom family. Teach Preschool wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving too!

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My, oh my! We like to make pies!

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We had two different kinds of pie on our agenda but to start off our pie making experiences, we read the book “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.”

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