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Magnet Board Games for the Magnet Center centers literacy magnet math

Do you have a magnet board in your preschool classroom?

I love to add learning fun into centers anyway I can! So, when I got on the Oil Drip Pan trend and got one for my classroom I was excited.  But, it didn't take long for me to realize that switching out the magnet center wasn't going to...

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8 Summer Reads for Early Educators books literacy reading

Teachers love to learn. Am I right?! That's why we love going to educational conferences and reading professional development books for early educators. We just can't help ourselves.  Learning new strategies and the latest research excites us (and as I type that I realize how lame we must...

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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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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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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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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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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?

Let's look at...

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Helping our Preschoolers with Reading Readiness - Checklist Included literacy

Helping our preschoolers get ready to read isn’t just about knowing letters and letter sounds.

There is so much more to reading readiness than the alphabet! Setting our children up to be successful readers means laying a solid foundation rooted in print awareness, narrative skills,...

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