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Exploring shapes and oil in preschool

Exploring shapes and oil in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
In my previous post, I shared with you how we explored the book "I See A Song" by Eric Carle.  This book is filled with lots of shapes and design that overlap each other and emerge into different scenes along the way...Read more...
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Helping young children develop self-control

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Recently, the most asked question that has come my way is "what do you do with a child who won't behave in the classroom?
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The chances in preschool

The chances in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
If you give a child a pitcher of juice, chances are she will spill it...



If you give a child a crayon, chances are she will scribble with it...



If you give a child a puzzle, chances are she will dump it...Read more...
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How to get shy or withdrawn children involved in the classroom experience

How to get shy or withdrawn children involved in the classroom experience | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it

In the Bam Radio Show titled, “Teaching and Caring for Shy, Socially Sensitive Children” some terrific points were made about integrating shy children into the classroom experience. Below I will highlight some of the points that were made and a few of my own observations but let me also encourage you to hop over to Bam Radio and take a listen to this very interesting and informative conversation….

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Simple easels for outdoor painting

Simple easels for outdoor painting | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
The weather is just wonderful outside this time of the year and to take advantage of this, I put together a set of simple easels for some outdoor easel painting...Read more...
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Magnifiers and bug drawings

Magnifiers and bug drawings | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I am always on the look out for unusual items to add to my classroom and recently I picked up two different kinds of magnifiers at a local IAEYC conference I attended...Read more...
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The listening game and celebrating National Book Week 2012

The listening game and celebrating National Book Week 2012 | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
"The Listening Walk" by Paul Showers is a book I have owned for as long as I can remember.  I really wanted to share it with my class but had to go digging through my piles of books laying all over the floor to find it.Read more...
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Building block literacy and story telling

Building block literacy and story telling | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Over the past school year, I have watched my students go from building simple block structures to more complex block structures.Read more...
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At play with Baby: an outdoor texture walk

At play with Baby: an outdoor texture walk | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
My grandson and I went on a little outdoor texture walk.  I made an interesting discovery on this nature walk that I hadn't expected...Read more...
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Butterfly snack in a baggie

Butterfly snack in a baggie | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have been exploring caterpillars and butterflies and to add a little fun to our snack time, I set out butterflies in a baggie for the children to make their own butterfly snack...



Inside each baggie the children found...Read more...
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Parts of a bird nest in a nature bottle

Parts of a bird nest in a nature bottle | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Around by the back door, I discovered a birdnest tucked up on top of this lamp.  I took the children on a little walk so we could see the birdnest and talk about what kinds of things the bird had used to make the nest...Read more...
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Upper and lower case letters in the salt tray

Upper and lower case letters in the salt tray | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
My pre-k class has made some wonderful progress on their letter recognition and writing this year and one way we explore the writing of our upper and lower case letters is through this simple salt tray activity...Read more...
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Disappearing clouds

Disappearing clouds | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I mentioned that I would share with you a few more activities we have been exploring since reading the book "Cloudette" and at this table, the children spent time creating disappearing clouds...Read more...
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The art of music in preschool

The art of music in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
The children and I took a picture walk through the book titled, "I See a Song" by Eric Carle. We actually went through the book several different times and on several different days.Read more...
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Erupting volcanoes in preschool

Erupting volcanoes in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
The number one request my students have had over the past few weeks was to make volcanoes. I would have let them make them sooner but it seemed with Mother's Day and all the other things we were wrapping up, I just couldn't fit them in.Read more...
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Simple watermelon suncatchers

Simple watermelon suncatchers | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This is just a fun watermelon idea I thought I would take a minute to share with you. I just love watermelon and with summer time quickly approaching, we spent a little time learning about watermelons in our classroom.Read more...
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How to draw your mother!

How to draw your mother! | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Part of our Mother's Day gifts included a drawing of our moms.  To help my young children draw a mother, I drew my own mom (sorry mom for the final results:) ....Read more...
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Celebrating mother’s day in the preschool classroom

Celebrating mother’s day in the preschool classroom | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Hosting a mother's day party in the preschool classroom can take quite a bit of advanced preparation.Read more...
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DIY Bugs on the sticky table

DIY Bugs on the sticky table | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have been talking about bugs off and on lately and so I thought I would make us some sticky table bugs to explore...Read more...
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Building block blueprints

Building block blueprints | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Anytime I read a story that my students seem to connect well with, I try to extend the concepts into other content areas of my classroom.Read more...
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Eight tips for reading with a toddler

Eight tips for reading with a toddler | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
One of my favorite ways to spend time with my grandson is sitting down to read with him and my grandson truly loves the reading experience...Read more...
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A National Screen-Free Week checklist

A National Screen-Free Week checklist | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
April 30th through May 6th is being presented by CCFC (Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood) as national Screen-Free Week. According to CCFC, Screen Free Week is...Read more...
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Exploring more or less in a bird nest

Exploring more or less in a bird nest | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Today we read the wonderful book called "More" by I. C. Springman and Brian Lies. This book is about a bird who keeps adding more things to the nest until the nest gets too heavy and the branch holding the nest starts to break.Read more...
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Exploring carrots and a carrot seed book blog linky

Exploring carrots and a carrot seed book blog linky | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
"The Carrot Seed" by Ruth Krauss is a classic children's book and I think I own about 5 copies of the book but when I went to look for a copy to read to my class, all I could find was the oldest copy on the shelf.Read more...
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Cupcake flowers on the easel

Cupcake flowers on the easel | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
As I have recently shared, we have been exploring a few easel starters and this time, we started out with a cupcake holder on our paper...



As I have with all easel starters so far, I prepared the easel paper in advance.Read more...
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