When one of my preschool students shares with me something they have made or done, my automatic response is almost always to say, "good job!" But as you will hear in this recent Bam Radio Interview with Randy Hitz and Rae Pica, there are far more valuable things I could be saying instead of "good job" to my students. Before I share my thoughts, let me invite you to take a listen to the Bam Radio Show. Just click [...]
"Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning." This quote by Fred Rogers is one that I have always enjoyed and strive to keep in mind as I plan for each day in my classroom.
With the winter days still around, it is nice to bring a little color into the classroom right now. This past week we have been exploring oranges and we definitely had LOTS of orange all around the classroom... As a part of our exploration, we read the book "An Orange in January" by Dianna Hutts Aston. This book takes the reader through the process of growing oranges to selling them at the market. Before reading the [...]
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Learning how to wash hands with a hand washing station! A fun way to explore and learn about the simple everyday processes in your classroom!
I love finding new gadgets for preschool like this staple-free stapler!
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Transitions can be a source of trouble in the classroom. Today, we are sharing a few tips for dealing with those troubling transitions...
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An early childhood teacher's rendition of "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music."