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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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Resources for Preschool Teachers - what every teacher needs! circle time lesson planning literacy math skills science social emotional

It's a New Year!  Raise your hand if a new year makes you want to try out new things in your classroom? 

I love getting fresh start after Holiday Break - getting new things in order, organized and planned is part of my January fun! .... which might mean I need to get out more.... but I...

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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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Preschool Classroom Jobs   circle time classroom management
You can give every student in your classroom a job easily and fit them into your preschool classroom!
 

 Kids love feeling special and I love helping them feel special!  That is why in our preschool classroom each and every child has a special job every day.  For us,...

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Quick and Easy Preschool Circle Time Games circle time

Raise your hand if you struggle to ‘fit it all in’.

Yep, me too. I was finding that relying on small group time to fit in all the things that preschoolers need to know just wasn’t cutting it.

The problem was… since we have small group time during free play, there are...

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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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