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Easy (and free) Preschool Lesson Plan Template   lesson planning

Lesson Planning...

do you love it?  or do you loathe it?

Either way, for teachers {including preschool teachers}, planning is a way of life.  

You know what they say (or more specifically what Ben Franklin said)

 "Failing to plan is planning to fail"

I happen to truly...

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Preschool Art Center Storage   centers teacher tips
The art center has so many supplies.... crayons, glue, scissors, stencils, stickers, paper.... well, the list goes on and on!

In the past, I placed my art center materials in small organizers on top of the table.  But, with so many supplies taking up the table space, my students struggled to...
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Keep Preschool Circle Time Lively with these Quick Tips! circle time

Do you struggle with to keep your preschool student's attention at circle time?  Are students distracted and un-engaged?  These quick tips to keeping circle time lively might help!

Imagine with me if you will....

It is mid-year in your preschool classroom and it is time for circle time....

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Things to Consider when Setting up Preschool Circle Time circle time

When planning out circle time for your preschool classroom, set-up of your space is a key component.  Read on for more!

I finished my school year up about 3 weeks ago and no matter how hard I try to take a little break from school.  My mind always seems to go to next year.  It is...

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5 Songs you Need for Preschool Circle Time circle time

Bringing songs into your preschool circle time is not just fun.  Songs help with circle time management and help children learn concepts through repetition.

So...what songs should you be singing during circle time?

Here is a list of 5 songs you should be singing at preschool circle...

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Do This, Not That = Assessment Edition assessment teacher tips

Remember that time I told you about how I set out to make my own assessment program?  If not, you can read it here.  

It wasn't the most fun I have ever had... it was time intensive and not easy.  And you can bet your bottom I learned a lot.

Teachers work hard and teachers need...

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Teaching Shapes through Songs at Circle Time circle time

Teaching children shapes is an academic skill that most preschools and kindergarten programs focus on. But, naming shapes can sometimes be a daunting task. How you bring shapes into your preschool world can help support identification.

We like to do a brief review of shapes during our circle...

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Streamline Your Assessment Process assessment teacher tips

Sooo... you know that feeling when things aren't fitting together right? It is like a feeling of disorder and it brings an uneasy feeling... like you can't wrap your brain around how it all is supposed to connect.  Please tell me it isn't just me!

I remember the time at the beginning of...

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