Say goodbye to calendar time!

I know - calendar time is a tradition. It's something you've always done. It's something that you just never want to give up. I get that. But as you can see in my photos, there is no calendar on our morning greeting boards... I recently participated in a discussion on Bam Radio with Rae Pica, Amanda Morgan, and Heather Shumaker titled, Is it time to dump calendar time and letter of the week?  Click the play button in [...]

A daily review of the letters of the alphabet in preschool

As part of our morning greeting, we take a few short minutes to review the letters of the alphabet. When we review the letters of the alphabet, we sometimes sing the traditional alphabet song. Using the alphabet song helps the children remember the order of the letters. As an adult, I still use the alphabet song to remember the order of the letters. But most of the time we say the letters of the alphabet [...]

Who has come to preschool today?

Part of the morning greeting routine in this two year old class includes a creative way to take attendance. On the wall the teacher has two large laminated poster boards. One of the poster boards says "Our Class." All the children's names are on this board when they arrive to school each day. The other poster board says "I Am Here Today." Both of the poster boards have Velcro dots on them and the children's names are [...]

By | October 16th, 2010|Categories: Circle Time|Tags: , |3 Comments

Morning greeting and calendar and weather time in preschool

Attention!  THIS POST IS SOOO OLD! Please see the way I have modified our morning as time as gone by : Ten Tips for Circle Time in the Preschool Classroom What I used to do in 2010 I always start my day in preschool off with a morning greeting time which includes exploring the calendar, weather, seasons, and a brief review of basic concepts. Let me show you some of the ideas that can be [...]

By | April 20th, 2010|Categories: Cognitive Development|Tags: , |5 Comments