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8 Valentine Activities your Preschoolers will Love lesson planning valentine's day

February is coming near! It one of my favorite months - with all the hearts and candy... what is not to love?!  Want to bring some of that February Fun into your classroom?  I've got 8 Valentine Activities that I know your Preschoolers will love (because mine do!).

So, if you are ready...

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5 Winter Fine Motor Activities fine motor winter

With the rise in technology use with our preschoolers, a lot of educators are noting the lack of fine motor skills coming into the classroom. It seems only the swiping finger is strong. 

So, many teachers are looking for new and fun ways to get those fine motor muscles working so that...

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Prep Centers Now, Save Sanity Later centers lesson planning

Last week I shared the plan I use for changing out my preschool centers. Go and check it out if you haven't: When Center Time Gets Overwhelming. There are some good tips to lessening the overwhelm of changing out centers.

And keeping with that theme - today I want to share some tips and tricks to...

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When Center Time Gets Overwhelming centers classroom management lesson planning

Do you want to keep your preschool center time fresh and engaging, but get overwhelmed at the thought of actually doing it?

I hear ya.... it's work!  But, what you need is a plan!

There are so many moving parts to center time that it can easily leave you feeling defeated before you even...

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4 Benefits of Free Choice Play centers classroom management play-based

Are you a free-choice centers classroom?

How might you know?  Here are a couple of questions to consider....Do you allow children to choose which center to go to, rather than tell them where to go?  Do you allow children to move freely from center to center without asking or waiting for...

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What is Modeled Writing in Preschool? literacy name writing

What is modeled writing in preschool and how can we use it to support our young learners?

Modeled writing is showing children what writing looks like.

So many amazing reading and writing concepts can be taught during modeled writing.  The teacher/adult works as the model and shows...

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Get Ready for December! holiday lesson planning

December is a comin'! 

I love the Holidays, but man... the first part of December (before break) is stressful.

I start thinking of all the things I have to do....

√ parent gifts

√ themed centers

√ holiday parties

√ thematic units

Then, you also have your family and...

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How to Make Preschool Clean Up Time Easier centers classroom management clean up

It's clean up time!!! Tell me...did your stress level just go up?!  Preschool clean up time is no fun at all.  Trying to get lots of littles to pick up the mess they made seems to be getting harder and harder, year after year. 

It seems like they will do anything to get out of...

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