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Have you read this winter tree book before?

By |December 19th, 2018|

Finding books about winter trees instead of Christmas trees can be quite challenging. We’ve seen you say things like “What a cute idea, but we can’t do Christmas trees at our school.” Well, I want to tell you about a book that Mrs. Stewart found that will hopefully give you [...]

Do Your Students Ever Ruin Their Own Artwork?

By |December 15th, 2018|

Do Your Students Ever Ruin Their Own Artwork? One of my four-year-old students made the most beautiful pieces of art. It was an unusually beautiful painting of an ice cream cone on a small cardboard canvas. As I walked by and saw what she had made, I [...]

Child-made ornaments hanging on the tree

By |December 12th, 2018|

The temperature is dropping, snow is falling, and Christmas ornaments are everywhere. As Christmas time is approaching we are very excited to get our classrooms prepared for the holiday season. One of our students' favorite centers right now is the paper ornament making station. The supplies are minimal but the [...]

What Is Process Art and Why Does It Matter?

By |December 10th, 2018|

What Is Process Art and Why Does It Matter? Whenever I put something on the art table, I keep my fingers crossed that the children will love it. I hope that they will think that it’s super fun and stick with it for more than 30 seconds. [...]

Safe cleaning around the classroom

By |November 5th, 2018|

Are you the only one washing tables in your classroom? One of my students' favorite ways to help around the classroom is cleaning off the tables before snack time. I could just give them a bottle of water to spray but it doesn't actually help clean the tables before snack. [...]

Your students will love this book!

By |November 2nd, 2018|

If you haven't heard of this book, it's adorable and our students loved it! Every month in the Honey Bee Hive, we share the best books for preschool and this is one of them. It's called "Tickle Monster" by Edouardo Manceau. As I read the book, I followed along [...]

Invest time in pretend play and watch the learning begin!

By |October 19th, 2018|

Pretend play inspires imagination... that's where the learning really begins. Our preschoolers are developing their interest and abilities in pretend play more and more throughout our classroom. From making tunnels and roads to playing with the animals and cars, their interest in pretend play is building their confidence to [...]

Five tips for asking inspiring Questions of the Day

By |October 18th, 2018|

Are your questions inspiring the children? Now that the children have settled into our morning routine, it is time to introduce the children to our Question of the Day board. The top goals of our Q and A routine is to inspire action, promote conversation, and build critical thinking and [...]

Learning about real life through small world play

By |October 17th, 2018|

A great way for children to make sense of their world in the classroom! What is small world play? Small world play is an activity where you create a miniature real life scene using real objects. In the past we have used different types of rocks and sand to create [...]

The best apple pies ever: see how we made them!

By |October 16th, 2018|

The fall season is here and that means two words... Apple Pie! This day has by far been my  favorite day in the preschool classroom. Last week the whole school took a trip to the apple orchard and had the incredible opportunity to learn about apples. We followed up our [...]

Putting together our art portfolios

By |October 15th, 2018|

Personalized art portfolios are a great way to document student growth and involve your children in the process! Our students have loved using dot dabbers, so that's what we used to decorate their portfolios! We started our morning off by reading "Dot" by Patricia Intriago. At the table, I set [...]

DIY bunny game

By |September 29th, 2018|

A fun and interactive way to engage your students! One of our students brought in 3 of her 6 week old bunnies to the classroom this past week. Because the children loved holding and interacting with them so much, I created this game. How the Game Works The object of [...]

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