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 circletime, we discovered several tools tucked away in our story box that we can begin to use right away like [...]

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

Snowflake puzzles in preschool

There are lots of snowflake ideas out there and at the end of this post, I have collected a few links to other ideas that I would love to try. But first, let me share with you this simple snowflake puzzle we made this past week. The PreK children in this class were given a printout of a snowflake (I do not have a copy of this printout), some blue construction paper, scissors, and glue [...]

By | January 9th, 2011|Categories: Winter Art|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Holiday activity boxes for preschool play

One of the most invaluable employees in our preschools is our curriculum coordinator. She has a huge responsibility and is amazing at her job.  One of her many jobs is to create and prepare what we call mini- "centers" or they could be referred to as "work boxes" or as "activity boxes". Mrs. F is given the master lesson plans and then essentially brings them to life. She usually prepares the activity work boxes two [...]