circletime

What can you find in a people house? Exploring with Dr. Seuss

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We read the Dr. Seuss book “In a People House” and then spent time exploring things you can find in a people house all around our preschool classroom.

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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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J is for jump

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We are introducing the letter Jj with this simple and fun jumping game!

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Whooooo is missing?

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Our children just love story book games!  We read a story during circle time and then often follow it up with some sort of learning activity or game.  We’ve played several different variations of this particular game and it is one that they never get tired of… The story book that inspired this game was […]

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Simple shape games on the felt board

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The kinds of games we play with the felt board are not all that complicated and all I really need are just a few bight and colorful felt pieces and I have everyone’s attention.

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Drawing and story telling with a purple crayon

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While I read the classic tale of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” to my students, I invited them to tell me their own purple crayon story.

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An octopus has eight legs and so do we!

An octopus had 8 legs

When I told the children that they actually can have eight legs like an octopus, they told me that this could not be possible. So I had to show them that they could!

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Sorting recyclables in preschool

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We’re celebrating Earth Day! A great way to show that we care about the Earth is by recycling. See how we sorted recyclables in preschool.

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Ten tips for circletime in the preschool classroom

Today I want to share with you ten tips for making circletime an engaging and interesting experience in the preschool classroom.

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Lemon drop painting

Surely there is nothing that could brighten a cold winter day more than lemon drop painting. Come and see how we brightened our day with Lemon Drop Painting and more!

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Who stole the candy from the candy cane jar?

Playing our own rendition of Who Stole the Candy from the Candy Cane Jar?

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DIY mouse shape dice game

Playing our own DIY Mouse Shapes Dice game in preschool as a large group and in free play!

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Touch and Feel Scarecrows

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We played a simple game to take a look at the textures of our scarecrows a little more closely in preschool!

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All you need is a box

We spent quite a bit of time exploring different ways you can use a box in our classroom.  Of course, if you haven’t read the book “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis then you might not understand that any box you may have around is really not a box… “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis […]

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B is for bbbbbb bubble!

Exploring, painting, and popping bubble wrap in preschool!

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A story in a box

Telling the story and then inviting my entire class to join me to retell this wonderful story in a box together!

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