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Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Back to School, Blog, Bulletin Boards, Blog, September Themes |

? Center Signs ?

? Center Signs ?

Most preschool classrooms are set up with what’s known as centers. Housekeeping, science & math, art and writing centers are just a few common centers. These areas are usually delineated well with furniture. Most teachers also add center signs with pics to indicate to children what’s expected in each center.

Here are a few of our signs. The pics of our preschoolers doing the activities in the center have been removed to protect identities.

image   Blocks

I just snap candid shots of the preschoolers in each center and tape a few to the laminated signs. As you see the signs speak to parents, explaining what each child is learning as they play.


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Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in 4th Of July, Art, Blog, Blog, July Themes |

4th of July Fun!

4th of July Fun!

Independence Day is too big a concept for most preschoolers so we celebrate the fireworks, parades, and picnics.

Glue String Art image                                                  Tape about 6 inches of yarn to the end of craft sticks.                          Kids dip the yarn into glue and drag across their black paper.

Glitterworks image                                                  Now add the glitter! GLITTERWORKS!


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Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Blog, Butterflies, Blog, Science |

Metamorphosis ?

Order your caterpillars at Insect Lore

Caterpillars  The caterpillars are tiny when you unbox them. Watch them and wait…

Butterfly's life cycle  Have magnifying glasses at the ready! This set of butterfly life cycle can be purchased here.

Caterpillars Growing They’ll get big fast! Keep waiting…

remove from lid Remove them from the paper once they’ve all made their cacoon. More waiting… Until one day you’ll see…BUTTERFLIES!



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Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in April Themes, Blog, Blog, Spring |

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Ask your preschoolers to take a close look at the flowers that bloomed from the bulbs they planted back in October.

Daffodil Colors                                                                                                                                                  Prompt preschoolers with only the colors you want them to use. We painted on paper cut the long way, 11.5 by 6 inches offers the artists just the right space for their rendering.

Painting Daffodils                                                                                                                                                Preschoolers are very literal. If you simply say “Paint a daffodil” some will put their brush to the flower! Instead say “Paint a daffodil on the paper.”

Spring flowers                                                                                                                                                    As the children paint describe to them the parts of the flowers. You might bring to their attention the long green stems and yellow petals.

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