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7 Picture Books about Books! books literacy

When you think about setting your preschoolers up to be readers, what do you think of?

Maybe letter recognition and sounds... maybe phonetic concepts.... maybe even sight words. 

While those things  are important and essential, there is something we as preschool teachers can do to...

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5 Activities for your Preschool Pet Lesson Plan lesson planning lesson plans pets small group whole group

Raise your hand if you do a pet theme during the year!   

Using the theme of pets in your preschool lesson plans is so relatable to kids. Many families have pets at home or children know of someone in their family or neighborhood with a pet.  So many pets now-a-days are...

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10 Engaging Light Table Activities centers light table literacy math science

We love our light table.  There is just something about things that light up that make them more exciting.  So, when our preschool ordered some tabletop light tables- I was psyched!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do - create some light table activities for my littles!

Ever...

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Circle Time Ideas: Create a Circle Time Cart circle time organization

Got a Circle Time Cart?  This is one idea for circle time that you are going to want to see!

When you take a minute to stop and think of all the things that you use or could use during circle time, a long list might start forming. Calendar pieces, pointers, markers, well-wishing wands,...

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How to use Write the Room for Engaged Learning literacy math writing

Young children are little explorers.  They love magnifying glasses, binoculars and touching everything in sight!  As we know, this is how young children figure out the world- through exploration!  So, when planning academic activities for young children, why not build off...

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A Detailed Look at the Preschool 2 & 3 Year Old Lesson Plans lesson planning three year olds two year olds

Got three year olds?  How about two year olds?

A handful of years ago I jumped back into classroom setting. I was teaching young children in my home and was ready for a switch.  I had mainly worked with pre-k and first graders, but this jump back in was working with ten three year...

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Process Art- Beyond the Paintbrush centers lesson planning
Do your preschoolers love painting?

Painting at the easel or the table is a core activity that preschoolers love doing.

Painting with paintbrushes is beneficial, but we, as early childhood educators can take painting a step further.

Move beyond the paintbrush and invite children to paint...

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Alphabet Ideas for Circle Time circle time

I love letters. You know, the alphabet kind.... well, truth be told I like the 'open up the mailbox' kind too. I'm not sure if it is because I am a preschool teacher or if it is because I have always excelled in reading/writing (as opposed to math... numbers + me = yikes). But, letters are my...

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