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Bringing Literacy Into Your Fall Unit lesson planning literacy
Have you tried bringing a Literacy Unit into your Thematic Unit?
 
It's what I have been doing for the past year and I love it!
 
What makes a Literacy Unit different then just reading a book during your thematic unit? And why should you be incorporating Literacy Units?

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Organizing Your Preschool Small Group lesson planning small group teacher tips

Whether you love or loathe organization, the act of being organized in our classrooms make us more effective teachers.  When we don't have to spend time and frustration looking for materials or lesson plans- we feel better. And when we feel better- we teach better.

This is no different when...

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My Top Tips for Preschool Small Group lesson planning small group teacher tips

Here are THE 3 THINGS that have helped me have successful small group time again and again.  These top tips may seem small- but they are mighty!

 

TOP TIP #1: Have a Plan

 Plan for what you can control.  Many things may be out of your hands until your students are in your...

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Preschool Small Group Activity Ideas lesson planning small group teacher tips

Welcome to the Preschool Small Group 5-Day Series! It's Day 3!

If you haven't already, check out Days 1 and 2:

Day 1: Five Reasons to Have Preschool Small Group

Day 2: How to Effectively Group Preschoolers for Small Group

Now, let's get started!

You know the benefits of having small group...

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How to Effectively Group Preschoolers for Small Group lesson planning small group teacher tips

Welcome to the Preschool Small Group Series!

It's Day 2 of our series. Check out the post from Day 1: 5 Reasons to Have Preschool Small Group

One of the biggest obstacles when planning for preschool small group is figuring out your groups.

Once you start planning, questions start festering up,...

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5 Reasons to Have Preschool Small Group lesson planning small group teacher tips

Do you have small group time built into your preschool day?

If no - why not? This post will give you 5 really good reasons that you should consider adding it in.

If yes - how is it going? do you love or loathe small group time? 

Or... are you required to do small group, but don't really know...

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The Guide to Pre-Reading Skills in Early Childhood lesson planning

Preparing students to read doesn't start in kindergarten.  There are many skills needed for students to start on the reading path.  We can help our children gain some of these pre-reading skills starting as infants!  If our children have these pre-reading skills before...

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