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Tips for Keeping Holiday Stress Down holiday relationships teacher tips

DECEMBER is rough.  Granted, a relief comes with winter or holiday break.  But, boy oh boy, December sure wipes me out.

I guess it is all the things.  Shopping, cooking, lesson planning, making parent gifts, planning parties, baking....

I love and loath it all at the same...

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Assessing Preschool Math Skills assessment math math skills

Assessments... I don't know about you, but that word makes me a little ho-hum...

Assessments drive instruction.  So, are they necessary in an early education program? Of course.  Even though assessments help me see a bigger picture... data has just never been my thang.  

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Tips for Teaching Name Writing fine motor name writing teacher tips

Helping children to learn to write their names is one of the biggest topics I see questions on.

We want to make sure our students are prepared to enter Kindergarten knowing how to write their name, because let's face it - many kindergarten classroom don't work on that skill much anymore.

So, if...

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Sing It, Don't Yell It classroom management teacher tips

There is one classroom management strategy that I can NOT live without.

When I was in college we had a lab school on site. I both trained and worked in the early childhood program there.  It was an amazing experience and I learned SO much.

It was such a serene place.  No one was yelling...

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A Curriculum Guide to Help You Plan curriculum lesson planning lesson plans teacher tips

Does lesson planning make you feel  or  ?

You are not alone my friend.

You plan activities and lessons but if you don't have your year mapped out, you don't know which skills you are covering and not covering.

I had this problem.  Had great activities and lessons but I didn't feel...

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STEM & Preschoolers - the WHY lesson planning math science

STEM, STEAM, STREAM...  these acronyms are big buzz words in the world of education.

The idea behind STEM (science, technology, engineering & math), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) and STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art & math) is to...

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How to Use Circle Time Games circle time games

My preschoolers and I have been loving our Circle Time Games!  I love that my students are practicing important skills and the kids love that the games are fun.

What are Circle Time Games?

Circle Time Games are simple, quick and engaging skill-based games that you do with your class as a...

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