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Simple Ways to Build Positive Student Connections classroom management relationships

Let’s talk student connections… shall we?

Tell me... when you think back to your time in school, what stands out to you? You may say a certain class or a certain subject, but many times it comes back to a teacher (or more than one!). A teacher who saw you, made you feel special or...

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Preschool Centers: Free Choice or Rotation? centers classroom management

One of the most common questions that I get in regards to preschool centers is "Do you do free-choice centers or a rotation?".  While I have my own opinions on the topic, I think it's important to look at the pros and cons to everything you do in your classroom, as to make an educated...

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3 Must-Dos for the Beginning of the Year back to school classroom management procedures relationships routines

The beginning of the school year is such an exciting and exhausting time!  Isn't it funny how we forget how little and new our students are when they start?! It's like we have to reset our brains back to beginning after sending on last year's students.

There is so much to teach our new...

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Level Up Your Preschool Science Center centers science

 Is planning and changing out your preschool science center hard for you?

Do you struggle to find activities and materials that children can use both independently and keep them engaged?

Well... I hear ya.

For many, many years my science center was kinda blah.  There weren't...

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Parent Education Bulletin Boards bulletin board home connection

Teach your preschool families all about the important skills their preschoolers learn by using a parent education bulletin board!

Preschoolers learn amazing things through play, but this isn't something that is easy for parents to see. Help educate the parents in your early childhood program...

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Writing in Preschool with the Creativity Journal journal writing

Do you struggle to get preschoolers excited about writing? Is your writing center one of the least popular centers in your classroom? Want to bring writing into your preschool classroom without demanding the use of journal prompts or handwriting practice?

Yep- me too.  All of the...

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9 Pre-K Math Games We Love games lesson plans math math skills

Looking for some cool math games for pre-k?

I am a game-loving teacher who brings games into learning whenever I can. And math lends itself well to game play, because most of the time my pre-kers don't even know they are learning! 

What's even better... my students are practicing...

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Magnet Board Games for the Magnet Center centers literacy magnet math

Do you have a magnet board in your preschool classroom?

I love to add learning fun into centers anyway I can! So, when I got on the Oil Drip Pan trend and got one for my classroom I was excited.  But, it didn't take long for me to realize that switching out the magnet center wasn't going to...

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