How to Use Alphabet Poems in Preschool & Pre-K

Teaching the alphabet is a huge part of what we do in preschool & pre-k. Every state has different standards for this, but in Texas our kids are expected to know 20 uppercase letters, 20 lowercase letters, and 20 letter sounds by the end of the year. That means I

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September Activities for Preschool & Pre-K

September is one of my favorite times of year. School is in full swing, college football is back, and (if we’re lucky) fall weather is starting to show up some. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a summer girl all the way! But those summer temperatures can often mean inside recess,

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3 Circle Time Routines That Work

A day in preschool is filled with fun, joy, wonder, and smiles. We fill our schedules with circle time, read alouds, centers, and outside play. And we fill our classrooms with lessons, activities, and experiences that bring learning to life for our little learners. But there is one thing  –one

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7 Back-to-School Busy Boxes You Can Make Today!

Back-to-school time is here! And, every teacher on the planet is wondering how in the world they are going to get it all done. When your kiddos hit your door, you need simple things they can do right away, and busy boxes are the perfect way to make that happen.

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How to Use Songs & Fingerplays in Preschool

Do you use songs & fingerplays in your preschool classroom? I would guess you do, especially since I’ve never talked to a preschool teacher who doesn’t use them. I mean… Why would you not use songs & fingerplays? They are fun. They are easy to find. (Just check out Pinterest.

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