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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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Observation Form for Preschool assessment

You know how people say they have the memory of an elephant? Yea, that's not me. I think it is me, I wish it to be me- but when I face the hard facts my memory seems to be as bad as Dory's in Finding Nemo! So, I find myself making notes (shout-out to my best friend- the sticky note) all over...

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Managing Centers in Preschool centers teacher tips

Let's set the scene for a moment... you just set up an epic pumpkin patch in your dramatic play center. It is complete with pumpkins (uh, I'd hope so), a wheelbarrow, leaves and rakes, a scarecrow, and...yes you get it- the center is AH-MAZING!

So, what do all your children do when they arrive?...

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