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Pumpkin vines on the sticky table

Pumpkin vines on the sticky table | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Whenever we explore any topic or unit, I try to provide a variety of ways for the children to explore the concept. I find that providing different ways to explore a concept helps my students look at ideas from a variety of perspectives.Read more...
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Going on a leaf hunt in preschool

Going on a leaf hunt in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We are spending this week and next week exploring leaves and pumpkins.  We have leaves falling down around our house by the bucketful right now so I am making sure my students get outside to explore them while we can.Read more...
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Pumpkin patch scavenger hunt in preschool

Pumpkin patch scavenger hunt in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I would have loved to take my class out to the pumpkin patch but since this wasn't something I was able to do, I decided to bring the pumpkin patch to the children instead...Read more...
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We made foil fish in preschool

We made foil fish in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I love bubble wrap printing and couldn't wait to share the experience with the children this year. Finally, I had the chance to share this experience as part of our foil fish activity....Read more...
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Abstract fire truck art in preschool

Abstract fire truck art in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Last week we explored firefighters and fire safety. I prepared several different kinds of activities and this one was one of my favorites in many ways...



I invited the children to make a fire truck with yellow, red, and black tape.Read more...
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Feather pen painting in preschool

Feather pen painting in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This week we tried a little feather "pen" painting. I made my own feather pens by taping two or three feathers together so they would be a little sturdier and a little featherier..Read more...
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Preschool pizza box games

Preschool pizza box games | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Pizza boxes are such a wonderful resource for the classroom.  I am constantly cutting one up to see what kind of game or activity I can make with it...



I don't always have a specific plan for each box.Read more...
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We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool

We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Last week, we explored making colored sand. This was a process that I wasn't quite sure how to do so we experimented a bit...

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Fun with foam noodle chains and a Guidecraft book display review

Fun with foam noodle chains and a Guidecraft book display review | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Over the summer, I purchased several foam swimming pool noodles to use in my classroom. I cut most of the noodles up into smaller pieces and stashed them away until I found a good use for them...Read more...
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Egg carton stamping and counting in preschool

Egg carton stamping and counting in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
We have been talking about eggs this past week in my class so I thought I would combine a little counting and printing with this activity...



I set what I call "egg carton stampers" out on the table.Read more...
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We made Leaf Man puppets in preschool

We made Leaf Man puppets in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Last year, I sharedhttp://www.teachpreschool.org/2010/09/the-leaf-man-book-and-activity-in-kindergarten/that went along with the http://www.amazon.Read more...
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Our first math day in preschool

Our first math day in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I recently shared with you our http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/09/our-take-home-math-bags-in-preschool/ and after doing so, one of my readers asked if I would go ahead and show how we go about graphing our math tokens....Read more...
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Paint and write boards for preschoolers

Paint and write boards for preschoolers | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
For a little more fun practicing our writing skills, I introduced "paint and write" boards to my class...



We are using Styrofoam boards that I have collected or purchased through our local United Arts and Education store.Read more...
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Simple fall leaf finger painting in preschool

Simple fall leaf finger painting in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This is such a simple idea that can be used for all seasons. Children who don't really like to get their hands messy will usually try this without a worry...Read more...
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Pumpkin playdough decorating in preschool

Pumpkin playdough decorating in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
This is a very easy idea that I set out for my class this week in our play dough center...



I set out two large, real pumpkins and several small pumpkin (gourds) and some play dough.Read more...
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We made pumpkin exploration cups in preschool

We made pumpkin exploration cups in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Today, I am going to share with you how we made pumpkin exploration cups.  Tomorrow, I will share with you some of the other cups I made for my students just to explore...Read more...
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Fire station role play in preschool

Fire station role play in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it

Making a tabletop fire station for role play...

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Making fall leaves in preschool

Making fall leaves in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Before school started this year, I decided to buy a couple of candle warmers. This week, we put those candle warmers to good use in our pre-k class by melting crayons on our paper leaves...Read more...
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5 Tips for making fitness a fun part of your preschool program

5 Tips for making fitness a fun part of your preschool program | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Large motor development is a critical part of the growing young child. One aspect of large motor development is physical fitness. There are many ways to include physical fitness into your program. In today's Nikki Steven, Diane H.
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Our color books in preschool

Our color books in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
There are some things we do on a weekly basis. Our color books are part of our regular curriculum. Each week we choose a new color but the process is pretty much the same...



Our color books are premade for now.Read more...
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Managing teacher stress in the early childhood environment

Managing teacher stress in the early childhood environment | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Having worked in early childhood education for over 25 years, I understand and personally know that teaching can be both rewarding and stressful.Read more...
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Exploring colorful cups in preschool

Exploring colorful cups in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
I am always looking for ways to invite the children just to explore colors. I have a set of brightly colored cups that I purchased this summer in the birthday party supplies at Target, so I brought them in for the children to play with...Read more...
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We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool

We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Last week, we explored making colored sand. This was a process that I wasn't quite sure how to do so we experimented a bit...

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Painting fall trees with egg cartons in preschool

Painting fall trees with egg cartons in preschool | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
After a little fun with fall leaves on the flannel board, we explored a little fall leaf egg carton printing..



The children started by drawing their own fall tree branches on a sheet of paper...Read more...
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Teach Preschool in the news: Promoting prewriting skills

Teach Preschool in the news: Promoting prewriting skills | Teach Preschool | Scoop.it
Yesterday I shared with you all about how we use Styrofoam trays as simple paint and write boards. If you would like to see an example of this or other tools that can be used to promote prewriting skills, take a look at http://www.fox59.Read more...
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