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11 of our Favorite Fine Motor Activities fine motor

If there is one thing I love to sneak into our day - it's fine motor skills.  I've tried lots of different fine motor activities and some are a big hit with the kids and some just aren't.  

So, I wanted to share with you some of the fine motor activities that the kids loved!...

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Using Meaningful Experiences to Teach Letters alphabet letters literacy

ABCD... do your students know all their letters?

Letter identification is one of the first things parents, administrators and some teachers think of when they think of preschool learning.

Truth is there is a TON more that goes into supporting children in the area of literacy before they are...

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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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