Getting preschool off to a positive start is all about the things my students CAN do in preschool. Since our preschool year hasn’t started yet, I pulled together a few posts that show some of the things we have done during our past I CAN weeks of preschool.
I am constantly making small changes to my classroom. As I see the children have lost interest in a certain center or basket of items that I have out to explore then I begin looking at what I might need to do to bring back new interest. Do I need to change the items that are in the baskets? Do I need to rework the space so there is more room for play? Do I need to give the children more time to play? Do I need to model play just a bit so I can inspire new interest? So many questions to consider when setting up centers and then keeping them fresh and interesting throughout the school year.
The classroom environment is what I spend more time on as a teacher than anything else for I know the classroom environment is like a second teacher. The classroom environment affects learning, behavior, skill development, and all things related to having a happy and healthy early learning experience for both the child and the teacher.
I have shared about classroom set up, classroom centers, or classroom management in the articles shared below...
Here is my secret recipe for helping the preschool-age children in my class take care of our classroom books!
Today I want to share with you a few ways I try to get the most value out of the bookshelves I have in my preschool classroom.
The process of setting up a preschool classroom continues to be a work in progress!