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Shaping up with turkeys in preschool

Shaping up with turkeys in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have continued exploring shapes in our class and this week, we made shape turkeys...Read more...
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Every day flannel board play

Every day flannel board play | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have all types of felt boards in my classroom.  I am always making felt pieces to go along with a book we read or a topic we might be interested in.Read more...
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Making our own beads in preschool

Making our own beads in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We are going to have a Thanksgiving Feast in just a couple of weeks so to get ready, we have been making our costumes. Today, we made our beads which we will thread on Thursday...



We are making our beads out of pasta.Read more...
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Everyday sensory play in preschool

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Sensory play is an important part of early childhood development. It lets children explore and learn about their world through what they do best - play.Read more...
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Inchworm sensory and magnet play in preschool

Inchworm sensory and magnet play in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Continuing with our inchworm fun, the children really enjoyed this inchworm magnet and sensory play activity...



I used a paper shredder to make some green "grass" from construction paper.Read more...
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The value of name recognition in preschool

The value of name recognition in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
One of the best places to start when it comes to teaching young children how to read is to begin with their name. Young children are highly interested in their own name. It has meaning and value to them - it is personal...Read more...
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We made turkey wreaths in kindergarten

We made turkey wreaths in kindergarten | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it

"The kindergarten class made these fun turkey wreaths the other day and I got to pitch in for a bit and help out!"

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DIY yarn machine in preschool

DIY yarn machine in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This is a simple way I use for children to get their own yarn and to help keep the yarn organized in the process.....



I call this my yarn machine.Read more...
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Making squishy fishy aquariums in preschool

Making squishy fishy aquariums in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We explored fish a few weeks ago and made squishy fishy aquarium. You can see how to make these sensory http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/08/bright-and-colorful-sensory-bags-for-preschool/.Read more...
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Exploring pumpkin seeds in the preschool classroom

Exploring pumpkin seeds in the preschool classroom | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful resource for sensory, math, art, and play. We cut open two pumpkins last week and I saved the pumpkin seeds from both of them...Read more...
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Exploring color sticks in preschool

Exploring color sticks in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I save the oddest things when I find them. Like these colorful Popsicle sticks. I bought them at the end of summer from Walmart and put them away in a basket for a rainy day and it has been raining here all week long....Read more...
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Exploring capital and lowercase letters with my preschoolers

Exploring capital and lowercase letters with my preschoolers | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This is a simple way I use to introduce capital and lower case letters with my students...



On a large flip chart, I print a letter in the upper left hand corner of my chart.Read more...
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Turkey in the playdough at preschool

Turkey in the playdough at preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Oh my goodness, this was such a fun activity to observe today. For some reason, my preschoolers sat for the longest time and played and giggled as they made their play dough turkeys...Read more...
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Our nature shadow boxes in preschool

Our nature shadow boxes in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have been collecting shoe box lids for a variety of activities and this one came straight from the wonderful artistic ideas shared by http://casamarias.blogspot.com/....Read more...
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The preschool postcard exchange factory

The preschool postcard exchange factory | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
As many of you know, we are having a postcard exchange.  Because I put my school on each list of the exchange, I slightly over-committed my kids to the post card making process.  So we have been making postcards like crazy to keep up.Read more...
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Hibernating bears in preschool

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Today we explored hibernating bears...



After reading the book "http://www.amazon.Read more...
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Painting with circles in preschool

Painting with circles in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We are off on a new adventure as we explore shapes over the next few weeks and today, we spent a little time painting circles...Read more...
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Outdoor fall parachute play in preschool

Outdoor fall parachute play in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have been taking advantage of playing outdoors during these last few pretty fall days.  I recently read this wonderful idea shared by http://howlongisthishall.blogspot.com/2011/10/ring-around-rosyautumn-version.Read more...
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Simple spiders our preschoolers made

Simple spiders our preschoolers made | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Our preschoolers enjoyed working with the paper tubes as we haven't done much with them this school year so far...



The children started by cutting the spider legs on one of the paper tubes.Read more...
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Very busy making spider webs in preschool

Very busy making spider webs in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Today we read the book, "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle. This is one of my all time favorite books. Everytime I read it aloud to a group of children, I have a captivated audience...Read more...
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Melted crayon art in preschool

Melted crayon art in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
If you follow very many blogs then you will know that this has been a popular idea over the past month and I was excited to try it in our prek class too.Read more...
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Ghost writing in preschool

Ghost writing in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We tried a little ghost writing in our class. You can callhttp://www.teachpreschool.Read more...
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We made paper plate pumpkin pies in preschool

We made paper plate pumpkin pies in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Today, our whole classroom smelled like pumpkin spice as the children made their own paper plate "pumpkin pies!" It was wonderful...



The children started by painting their white paper plates with orange paint.Read more...
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