lesson plans

At play with baby: Up and Down

Baby Clara sits on mommy’s knee! And mommy’s knee goes up and down… Baby Clara goes up! Baby Clara goes down!

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At play with baby: There is a baby in the bucket

Three colorful buckets Clara goes inside the bucket Clara goes outside of the bucket Clara goes on top of the bucket Clara goes under the bucket Where’s Clara? There she is! Clara goes behind the orange bucket Clara goes behind the yellow bucket Clara goes behind the blue bucket Infant Lesson Plan You can find […]

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Watermelon ideas for preschool

Looking for some watermelon ideas? Here are a few ideas I put together… And I thought this was a fun little tutorial on drawing watermelons!

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Lesson plans for the infant room

An infant room is a special place where babies are nurtured, loved, and are given opportunities to learn! Infants are learning about themselves and their world every single minute of every single day. 1. To prepare an infant lesson plan, the first thing I like to consider is the developmental stages of an infant. Each […]

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Webbing for lesson plans in preschool

It was recently suggested that I talk a little bit about how to create a web that will help you in creating lesson plans. I am going to present a few very basic webs just to get you thinking! Centers This first web is focused on centers. This web is simply an example of how webbing […]

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Toddler lesson plan overview

A basic overview of toddler lesson plans!

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Mini-Lessons in the preschool classroom

A Mini-lesson focuses on skills preschoolers need to learn in managing everyday classroom and life skills. Unlike a teachable-moment, a mini-lesson is planned out ahead of time. Like a teachable moment, the idea or topic of a mini-lesson often originates from an unexpected occurence that a teacher begins to notice or observe happening repeatedly in […]

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Teachable Moments

Teachable moments are times when something unexpected occurs and the teacher helps to guide the unexpected occurrence into a learning opportunity. Preschoolers are discovering the world around them. Their natural curiosity and need-to-know creates many opportunities for teachable moments. The teacher has to develop a teaching perspective in order to not miss out on unexpected […]

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Lesson Plans: A Basic Approach

Before writing your next lesson plan, consider the “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How” approach. For each activity you plan to do, ask yourself the six questions below. Who are you writing these activities for? The “who” focuses on keeping the lesson plan age appropriate. What activity are you going to do? The “what” […]

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What is a Daily Lesson Plan?

A daily lesson plan is a clearly defined schedule of activities that you plan to implement throughout the classroom day. Lesson plans come in many formats. Some teachers write their own lesson plans and other teachers follow a lesson plan provided by the school. In either case, the key to success in any classroom is […]

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