Having a set of fingerplays in your toolbox of teaching skills is a must do for anyone working in an early childhood environment.
I hope my new students are just as excited to come to my classroom as my grandsons were today. I hope they want to explore, examine, and discover the things that I am in the process of preparing for them. But mostly, I hope that I will remember to tell my students all the good and positive things that I notice about what they are doing as we work together to learn about our classroom and build our community.
Introducing five fun ways teachers can use tape in the preschool classroom to promote learning and play!
Here is my secret recipe for helping the preschool-age children in my class take care of our classroom books!
To help the children be more independent in putting coats on, we teach them this simple process so they can learn how to put on their own coat.
A few tips that you might want to consider when inviting a "paid" visitor to come to your preschool...
Sharing our daily routine and the importance of a daily routine in the preschool classroom.
This is a simple way I use for children to get their own yarn and to help keep the yarn organized in the process..... I call this my yarn machine. It is very basic - you just drop a ball of yarn (make sure it is a ball) in a tissue box then thread one end of the yarn through either the top of the box or through a hole in the side of the box... [...]
Whether you are a new teacher or a teacher who has been in the field for a long time, it is important to recognize what causes teacher stress and how to manage that stress so you can keep your joy for teaching...
Don't toss out all that left-over paint in preschool!