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Teaching preschool in a play-based way can sometimes leave those outside of it wondering when the academic learning pieces come in.  But, those of us who practice and love play-based learning know that we use other times to bring in academic skill practice - such as small group.

And...

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5 Activities for your Preschool Pet Lesson Plan lesson planning lesson plans pets small group whole group

Raise your hand if you do a pet theme during the year!   

Using the theme of pets in your preschool lesson plans is so relatable to kids. Many families have pets at home or children know of someone in their family or neighborhood with a pet.  So many pets now-a-days are...

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Using Fine Motor Task Boxes in Your Preschool Classroom centers fine motor small group

Ooo! I'm so excited!  I just finished my first set of Fine Motor Task Boxes.

Fine Motor skills are focused on in every preschool classroom.  Children need strong small muscles in fingers and eyes to do all kinds of work when they get to 'big' school.

While we all know fine motor skills...

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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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