DIY Lap boards for preschool

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How to make your own DIY lap board and ideas of what we use them for in our preschool classroom!

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Storytelling on the easel

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This week we have been exploring waves in the ocean through our literature, art, water play, and other experiences in preschool.

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Drawing and story telling with a purple crayon

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While I read the classic tale of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” to my students, I invited them to tell me their own purple crayon story.

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Sailing across the deep blue sea

Props for Play

Extending our pirate story with a few props for dramatic play and story telling…

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Ten tips for keeping a journal in preschool

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I spent some time jotting down tips from my own experience in exploring journals in the preschool classroom.

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Creating colorful rocks in preschool

We read the delightful little story You be You by Linda Kranz and enjoyed creating our own colorful rocks in preschool.

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Count a mouse story telling props and game

Retelling the story “Mouse Count” by Ellen Stoll Walsh with our story telling props and then playing a mouse count game!

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DIY table top puppet stage and The Three Little Pigs

Creating a DIY tabletop puppet stage and telling the story of The Three Little Pigs! My kids loved it!

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A story in a box

Telling the story and then inviting my entire class to join me to retell this wonderful story in a box together!

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Preparing for the first day of preschool

Just a few final touches and then all ready for the first day of preschool.

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Guidecraft give-away: Steve Light Story Box

The Steve Light Story Telling Box from Guidecraft is a wonderful way to keep young children engaged in the story telling process!

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Building block literacy and story telling

Building our own stories through block play in circletime…

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It’s not a stick it’s a….

My preschoolers will tell you that this is not a stick!

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Retelling our own version of the mitten book in preschool

Our own retelling and acting out of the mitten book in preschool!

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Every day flannel board play

Have fun with flannel boards everyday in preschool. Come see how we use our flannel boards and join the flannel board linky too!

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Thanksgiving time story telling with symbols in preschool

Telling stories during circle time with symbols and on our own with story symbol cards in our preschool class.

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