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

Colorful and educational rice bottles for preschoolers

I have been playing around with rice bottles to see what I can do to make them both fun and educational. I love all the different versions of rice bottle, also called "I Spy" bottles, I have seen on other blogs and since I whipped up all that colorful rice a few weeks ago, I have really wanted to make a few of my own.... This bottle of rice has little rubber ducks and fish [...]

Playing with pompoms in preschool

We have a basket filled with colorful pompoms for the children to play with in the classroom... Each child grabs a supply of pompoms to begin with and places the pompoms on their own tray. The trays help the children define their personal space and they help to keep the pompoms from rolling all over the floor... The play is very open ended. We rotate cups, spoons, clothespins, bowls, and other items to give the [...]