In the early days of preschool, we set out Dominoes simply for building and playing. Our preschoolers make train tracks, buildings, towers, etc., but they are also looking at and taking in DOTS and numbers as they play. Dominoes, Dice, and Dots are good ways to introduce mathematical concepts for young children! There are MANY ways to use dice and dominoes - below are a few suggestions to try … [Read more...] about Dominoes and Dice for Math in Preschool & Kindergarten!
Our classroom has had a lot of fun this month with storytelling and exploring different emotions. We made emotion cards SUNSHINE EMOTION CARDS for the children to set out at a conflict resolution table. We didn’t begin the project with the GOAL of storytelling/writing although, in the end, our conflict resolution table was a great literacy project. We made a table area where children could … [Read more...] about Wordless Emotion Cards, Conflict Resolution Table, and Emotions Booklet 4 Kids!
For many families, back to school time will mean a change in family routines: sports practices, games, clubs and meetings, music lessons, and homework all seem to work against finding time for family meals. While eating together everyday may not be possible, we encourage you to find time for family meals at least 3x per week. With a little family discussion, prioritizing, and assistance from … [Read more...] about Mealtime Conversation Cards and Cooking Skills for Kids!
We are busy preparing for the new school year as many of you are. We've ordered new classroom supplies, printed newsletters for parents, and are getting semester lesson plans in order. It's hard to believe that in less than a month, our children will arrive for a new school year! The first few days of school are often overwhelming for both teachers and children. Here are a few suggestions to … [Read more...] about Centers Help for Back to School!
Mosaic Apples -Apple Mosaics Print the .pdf file above for each of your children. Have the children tear or cut small pieces of red construction paper and glue to the apple. The children can also cut or tear small green pieces of construction paper to glue on for the stems. Ask your children why they are excited to be back in school? Have the children copy, stamp, or write their answers on … [Read more...] about Apple Mosaic Crafts and Apple Theme Math for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Our kids are bombarded constantly with advertisements of the newest and coolest stuff. We feel the immense pressure of keeping them on par with their friends so we succumb to their pleas of "I absolutely need to have that!" I am guilty as charged here, but I am working on giving my kids a lot more experiences and time than giving them things. Studies have shown that you get more than your … [Read more...] about Are your kids READING this summer? Slimy Bookworm has just what you need!