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Discovering imagination with chalk

By |June 19th, 2019|

The book "Chalk" by Bill Thompson is a great addition to any classroom library. It's a book that inspires imagination within the students and the teacher. We love reading this book to our class when the weather is nice, but sometimes the weather doesn't always cooperate! Starting Our Day Mrs. [...]

Everything in this new book is now on my to do list!

By |June 14th, 2019|

If you haven't heard me say this before, then let me tell you now. I LOVE process art, especially for the early childhood classroom. One of my biggest Ah-ha moments last year from the Discover Conference on process art was how amazing process art is for the early childhood classroom. [...]

This is NOT a box!

By |June 13th, 2019|

One of our favorite books to read to our students is "Not a Box" by Antoinette Portis. The wonderful thing about this book is that there are so many fun activities you can do with your students once you've read this book. Today, I want to outline just a few [...]

Recycled art in preschool

By |June 11th, 2019|

This recycled art activity was such a fun process! I don't know about you, but coming across good quality cardboard isn't cheap. Most of the time we use cardboard display boards from the dollar store. But, every once in awhile we come across a piece of cardboard that makes a [...]

An outdoor game inspired Father’s Day

By |June 6th, 2019|

Our students love playing outside, especially with their dads. Every school year, I have the pleasure of choosing the "theme" for our Father's Day celebration. Usually, I will go by the interests of the current class and what they enjoy the most, especially when they are outside. This year it [...]

Art gallery boards for graduation

By |June 4th, 2019|

Throughout each school year we save our favorite art pieces from each student. This art is then collected, fixed up and organized into some sort of gallery. The gallery is displayed at our preschool graduation and end of the year celebration for all the parents and students to enjoy. Choosing [...]

Promoting family involvement in preschool

By |May 31st, 2019|

Preschool is a special time of development for young children, that's why we love involving their family when possible. Various times throughout the school year we hold special events that allow the families of our students to become involved. These events usually revolve around holidays and significant dates on the [...]

Layers of color in one piece of art

By |May 28th, 2019|

I already introduced to you the first layer of color in our work of art so let me show you the rest! When you see the finished artwork, you might be tempted to try and do something like this in one day but let me encourage you to read on [...]

Making the most of outdoor play, rain or shine!

By |May 25th, 2019|

We experience all four seasons here and sometimes they don’t line up with our agenda. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of our outdoor space! I can’t begin to tell you all the times we’ve spent preparing the outdoor classroom and play yard and the weather ends [...]

Reviewing colors through process art

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Late in the school year, this preschool class began a simple process that led to reviewing colors but it actually turned out to be so much more. On the Table On the table, the children found good quality paper, red tape, and scissors. The instructions were simple. Cut pieces of [...]

Celebrating summer birthdays at the end of the school year

By |May 15th, 2019|

Throughout the school year, we celebrated the children's birthdays but what about those summer birthdays? I have quite a few birthdays that fall right after school gets out and the children have been plotting out who's coming to who's birthday party. Listening to their plotting and planning has been quite [...]

Celebrating Memory Day in PreK!

By |May 12th, 2019|

During the last few weeks of PreK, I can feel the difference in my classroom. The children are all a buzz with kindergarten talk and they can barely focus on ANYTHING else! I love their excitement and want to send them off with happy memories of each other and their [...]

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