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Simple Ways to Build Positive Student Connections classroom management relationships

Let’s talk student connections… shall we?

Tell me... when you think back to your time in school, what stands out to you? You may say a certain class or a certain subject, but many times it comes back to a teacher (or more than one!). A teacher who saw you, made you feel special or...

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3 Must-Dos for the Beginning of the Year back to school classroom management procedures relationships routines

The beginning of the school year is such an exciting and exhausting time!  Isn't it funny how we forget how little and new our students are when they start?! It's like we have to reset our brains back to beginning after sending on last year's students.

There is so much to teach our new...

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Tips for Keeping Holiday Stress Down holiday relationships teacher tips

DECEMBER is rough.  Granted, a relief comes with winter or holiday break.  But, boy oh boy, December sure wipes me out.

I guess it is all the things.  Shopping, cooking, lesson planning, making parent gifts, planning parties, baking....

I love and loath it all at the same...

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Master List of Social Emotional Skills to Teach Preschoolers classroom management lesson planning relationships

We, as preschool teachers, are the experts of social and emotional behaviors. Just think about how many times you may have intervened in a squabble, comforted a crying child, calmed an angry one or helped a child solve a problem.

Probably quite a bit, huh?

But, in all honesty, sometimes doing...

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Editable Meet the Teacher Forms relationships

Does your school host a Meet the Teacher or Back to School Night? Getting a chance to meet our little learners before they start on the first day of school is exciting! The room is all fresh and organized, you are feeling ready to jump back in- it’s back to school excitement! But,...

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Ditching the Paper Newsletter relationships
Raise your hand if you send a newsletter to parents!

{raising my hand}

The importance of communication is huge.
If we want parents to work with us, we must communicate what is going on in the classroom.  Newsletters help us do just that.

In the past, I always created a newsletter on the...

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An Open Letter to those Who Think we Play All Day relationships

“Oh, you’re a preschool teacher? That must be so fun getting to play with little kids all day!”

This is a statement preschool teachers hear a lot. Leading us to believe that we are just glorified babysitters (I for one, have never sat on a baby- so, there’s that).

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Encourage the Home & School Connection with a Fine Motor Tub fine motor home connection relationships

  

Tell me something... do you happen to struggle with making meaningful home and school connections?  

A positive connection between school and families is an integral part of the success of students in the classroom.    It is important for us to try and...

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