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Classroom Management in Preschool Series -Day 5 classroom management social emotional social emotional learning teacher tips

Well, the end has come. It's Day 5, the final day, of the Classroom Management in Preschool Series! Thanks for sticking with me!

If you missed Day 1 of the Classroom Management in Preschool Series, catch it at the link!  On Day 1 we discussed why behavior charts don't work and why...

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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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Tips for Teaching Name Writing fine motor name writing teacher tips

Helping children to learn to write their names is one of the biggest topics I see questions on.

We want to make sure our students are prepared to enter Kindergarten knowing how to write their name, because let's face it - many kindergarten classroom don't work on that skill much anymore.

So, if...

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Sing It, Don't Yell It classroom management teacher tips

There is one classroom management strategy that I can NOT live without.

When I was in college we had a lab school on site. I both trained and worked in the early childhood program there.  It was an amazing experience and I learned SO much.

It was such a serene place.  No one was yelling...

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A Curriculum Guide to Help You Plan curriculum lesson planning lesson plans teacher tips

Does lesson planning make you feel  or  ?

You are not alone my friend.

You plan activities and lessons but if you don't have your year mapped out, you don't know which skills you are covering and not covering.

I had this problem.  Had great activities and lessons but I didn't feel...

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Analyzing Preschool Assessment Data assessment teacher tips
One day I was getting ready to do a whole group alphabet activity.  It was a simple 'swat the letter' game where you call out a letter name or sound and students take turns whacking the letter card with a fly-swatter. I was trying to decide which letters I wanted to focus on for this...
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Things to Do Before Teaching Name Writing fine motor name name writing teacher tips writing

Teaching children to write their names is such a rewarding process.

You can see the progression right before your eyes!

But, sometimes... we, as teachers, get excited. Too excited.  We jump right in to teaching our 3 and 4 year olds how to write their name.  After all, it's important...

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Creating a Preschool Schedule in Just 5 Steps classroom management teacher tips
Creating a class schedule can be one of the most important plans you create for you preschool classroom.  Setting up your day to run smoothly takes some thought and consideration.  Because the truth is... your schedule can make or break the classroom behaviors you see.

Just think...

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