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Construction Zone Dramatic Play Center centers
I love to create new experiences for my preschoolers. Creating a Construction Zone in our Dramatic Play center was another one of these experiences! This construction theme expands on a love that many children have - building!

Things that I included in this Construction Zone Drama Center:

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Ditching the Paper Newsletter relationships
Raise your hand if you send a newsletter to parents!

{raising my hand}

The importance of communication is huge.
If we want parents to work with us, we must communicate what is going on in the classroom.  Newsletters help us do just that.

In the past, I always created a newsletter on the...

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Planning Preschool Small Group (free planning kit) lesson planning
Do you assess your students progress throughout the year?

Assessment is a common practice that helps educators see the progress of student growth and also see where more support may be needed.

Have you put your assessment results to work?
Much of the education world is focused on...

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Why we Still Use a Calendar at Circle Time circle time
Oh, circle time....
that time of the day that seems to be another one of those things that preschool teachers 'just do'.

But WHY?


I have really been pushing myself to be more purposeful in the classroom.  Which means, taking a hard look at some of the things we do as early childhood...
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How to get your Writing Center Rockin' centers

 Writing in the Early Childhood classroom is important.


Even though preschool writing may not look like traditional writing, it is an important part of the literacy process.

But, have you ever struggled with getting your preschoolers to go to the writing center?

Yep, me too. When...

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4 Lesson Plans you Need for Your Play-Based Classroom lesson planning
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Oh yes, Benjamin Franklin, you got it.

When we don’t plan out our intentions in our classroom, we can easily miss the mark. Being intentional and goal-driven when planning is the key to being successful. Ever feel like you...

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An Open Letter to those Who Think we Play All Day relationships

“Oh, you’re a preschool teacher? That must be so fun getting to play with little kids all day!”

This is a statement preschool teachers hear a lot. Leading us to believe that we are just glorified babysitters (I for one, have never sat on a baby- so, there’s that).

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Preschool Spaceship Dramatic Play   centers
This Preschool Spaceship Dramatic Play Center idea is far out… way far out! Encourage your students to blast off into space to learn and imagine what a world beyond ours holds!

To create this Spaceship drama center, several different pieces were put into play.  First, the...

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