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Preschool Calendar (why we still use it) circle time

Are you a preschool teacher that still does daily calendar at circle time? I'm raising my hand! Seems like the newest trend in early education is to say 'so long' to calendars in the classroom. The traditional calendar is either being replaced by a linear calendar or no calendar at all.

But WHY?...

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A Circle Time Plan for Preschool

Preschool Teachers! Are you ready to up your circle time game?

If you find circle time to be a challenge to manage and are starting to wonder why you even keep doing it... I'm here to help!

You need to create a preschool circle time plan and start making circle time meaningful! This guide will...

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All the Back to School Training for Pre-K Teachers in One Place back to school

Preschool Teachers - Ready for some free back to school training?

I've compiled all the back to school teacher trainings from the Lovely Commotion Facebook Page in one place! No scrolling and search - just check the list and pick a free training that works for you!

From schedules to centers and...

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Free Classroom Management Training for Early Educators classroom management procedures professional development

Looking for a free training to take your classroom management skills up a notch?

I've got a 5-day training series available to you - for FREE!

This training was first apart of a live training series last summer. The training was well received so I wanted to make sure that any teacher that wanted...

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What's Inside the Play-Based Preschool Curriculum? circle time dramatic play lesson planning lesson plans literacy math science

Looking for a Play-Based Pre-K Curriculum created by a teacher who currently uses these lessons in her classroom?  Sometimes it can be hard to find a curriculum that will fit your needs - so many choices. I get that! The expense and learning curve to implementing a new preschool curriculum...

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How Long to Schedule Centers centers

Center time is a major staple of a preschool program. And if you are running a play-based classroom like I am... free-play centers is the key ingredient!

But have you ever wondered.... how long should I schedule time in centers?

If you are half day program vs. a whole day program your center...

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9 of our Favorite Spring Activities lesson planning spring

Hello Spring!  The thought of getting out of the winter slump and into some longer, warmer days is always welcomed when Spring comes.  And with Spring comes time to plan some of my favorite preschool spring activities!

Want to see what spring themed activities make the cut? Check them...

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A Guide to Preschool Centers centers classroom management trainings

When you are running a play-based preschool classroom, centers are the core of the program.  Carefully planned centers create an environment for learning through play because play is not a break from hard work, play is a child's work!

But sometimes, as the teacher, wrapping your head...

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