classroom set-up

The process of setting up the preschool classroom

Documenting the process of setting up the preschool classroom from start to finish!

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Simple ideas for classroom set-up

Here are a few simple but wonderful ideas to help you add a little fun to your preschool classroom set-up this school year!

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An invitation to play all through out the learning environment

See how to create invitations to play all throughout your preschool environment and content areas.

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An invitation to play tutorial

A wonderful set of photos along with a short tutorial on creating an invitation to play in the preschool classroom.

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Exploring in the outdoor classroom

Exploring the outdoor classroom in preschool and the importance of setting up an equally inviting classroom environment.

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Classroom clutter clutters learning in preschool

A little discussion about how clutter impacts the children in the preschool classroom!

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A new bookshelf in my preschool classroom

Making a little more space in my classroom by adding a wall book shelf in the book center!

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Introducing the Little Lectern from Guidecraft

Check out the Little Lectern sent to me by Guidecraft and learn how you can enter to win one for your preschoolers!

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Building bookshelves for the preschool classroom

I still needed child-sized bookshelves for my classroom but not any more. Over the weekend my husband built me three of them… I gave him the measurements that I needed based on how many baskets I hoped to fit in each shelf as well as measuring the height of my tables.  I didn’t want the […]

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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 […]

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DIY: Window easel for preschool

As I have mentioned before, I have been setting up my outdoor classroom and so far my husband has made the biggest difference by making me the sensory table and the tinker table. With the left over wood, he also made me this wonderful window easel… The window easel may also be called a sensory […]

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DIY: A homemade sensory table and tinker table

Last week my husband got highly motivated and built me some new furniture for my outdoor classroom. He built me a sensory table… And what I call a tinker table… And a stand-alone plexiglass window (which I will share more on tomorrow)… The dimensions on the tinker table and the sensory table are the same. […]

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How to clean up the preschool classroom

To keep your classroom clean, start by keeping a broom and dust pan by the sand table at all times… And keep old towels near the water table at all times… And be sure to have extra paper towels available for cleaning the tables… And keep plenty of baskets handy for sorting and putting away […]

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Getting preschoolers involved in classroom setup

Sometimes we, as adults, tend to think we should have everything just perfect and all set up before the children come into the classroom.  I agree that having things organized can help with classroom management and the flow of the classroom day but at the same time, it is also a good idea to save […]

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Where do you put the preschool projects to dry?

Sometimes, I will walk in a classroom and find activities laying all over cubbies, tables, and the tops of shelves to dry. When you have lots of children or a few children who do lots of activities, inevitably you will need a place to let the activities dry. Thinking about where you are going to […]

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Labeling your baskets and shelves in preschool

Part of setting up a child-centered classroom is taking the time to organize materials so that children can easily find where they belong. One way to help keep the classroom organized is to add labels to the baskets. Adding labels with the words clearly printed on them also helps to promote the print-rich environment. Where […]

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