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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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Using Meaningful Experiences to Teach Letters alphabet letters literacy

ABCD... do your students know all their letters?

Letter identification is one of the first things parents, administrators and some teachers think of when they think of preschool learning.

Truth is there is a TON more that goes into supporting children in the area of literacy before they are...

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What is Modeled Writing in Preschool? literacy name writing

What is modeled writing in preschool and how can we use it to support our young learners?

Modeled writing is showing children what writing looks like.

So many amazing reading and writing concepts can be taught during modeled writing.  The teacher/adult works as the model and shows...

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Using Anchor Charts in the Preschool Calm Down Area literacy social emotional learning

Helping children manage their emotions is not an easy task. Many classrooms have a place for children to work through their feelings in a safe place, like a preschool calm down area.  Calm down areas are cozy places with manipulatives and tools that aid children in managing their big...

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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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