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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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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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Top 5 Favorite Games for Circle Time circle time games

Games + Circle Time = engaged whole group learning! 

Whole group games work SOOO incredibly well at circle time.  I use them on the daily and these games allow me to work with students as a group to practice/review all those academic skills - but in a fun way!

Sidenote...Did you happen...

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Supercharge your Preschool Circle Time circle time

Do you struggle when it comes to circle time engagement?  Got little rollie pollies on the rug who don't stay engaged for long?  Yep, I did too.  So, many little bodies and so much movement!

While routine and consistency is hugely important for our young learners, sometimes we get...

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Ideas for Preschool Classroom Jobs circle time classroom jobs classroom management

Kids love feeling special and I love helping them feel special! That is why in our preschool classroom each and every child has a daily job. For us, having preschool classroom jobs is not just about children helping out in class. Jobs help cultivate a feeling of classroom...

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Circle Time Boards for Toddlers circle time

Can you have a Circle Time for Toddlers?  When you step back and think about what Circle Time is, you see that Circle Time is really about coming together as a class and sharing a common experience. Which is something toddlers definitely can do and should be doing (with a few caveats).

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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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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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