Articles posted by: Andrea Nelson

Works well with others

Works well with others

Collaborating with Therapists and Teaching Assistants On any preschool assessment, you’re going to see things like “plays well with others,” “shares materials,” and “manages feelings.”  As teachers, we spend the majority of our time teaching our preschoolers how to manage their feelings so that they can get along with their friends.  And guess what? We, … Read more

Preschool Art: Process Vs. Product

Preschool Art:  Process Vs. Product

Preschool Art: It’s not another yellow duck I have a confession to make…I may have become a preschool teacher just for the art. So many times, I have gone to the craft store and walked out with bags of things that I never even knew existed or even really knew how I was going to … Read more

Time to Ditch Behavior Systems

Time to Ditch Behavior Systems

A Mom’s Take On Behavior Systems When I write these blog posts, I usually try to be most parts teacher, with just a little mom sprinkled in there for good measure.  Today’s post comes straight from this mom’s heart because my kid had a hard day. My son, Owen, is in ninth grade, and he … Read more

Using Read It Once Again with Infants and Toddlers

Using Read It Once Again with Infants and Toddlers

You’re Never Too Young For Story Time! When my oldest son was little, I bet we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See ten times a day.  He loved it!  I wish I could remember how old he was the first time we read it.  I know he was little because I can … Read more

Differentiating Instruction

Differentiating Instruction

September Freebie! The Kissing Hand Hi Friends!  Whoa!  Can you believe September is here already?  Most of us are back at school and in full swing at this point.  I know how chaotic the beginning of the year can be.  And I also know that many of us have a go-to story for back-to-school…The Kissing … Read more

October Freebie – The Very Busy Spider

October Freebie – The Very Busy Spider

How Many Ways Can You Count?  So Many Ways! We’ve got another fun freebie for you, and this one is perfect for October because it comes straight from our unit for The Very Busy Spider. This is a counting activity but like all of the Read It Once Again curriculum, it can be used in … Read more

Setting Up A Safe Space In Your Classroom

Setting Up A Safe Space In Your Classroom

Cozy Corner We all know that look little kids get just before they lose it.  Two seconds ago, they were fine, playing with a friend so nicely, and now they’re hulking out.  They have big emotions for such little humans!   Just like adults, children often need a break.  Their sensory systems are easily overloaded … Read more

Read It Once Again

Read It Once Again preschool curriculums incorporate traditional, familiar children's literature into thematic units to promote early literacy. The curriculums include objectives, activities, and assessments necessary to provide young children with a language rich educational program to meet the basic needs in each of the five domains commonly addressed in the prekindergarten classroom. While the curriculum is appropriate for all young children, Read It Once Again uniquely uses rhyme, rhythm and repetition as the foundational approach to teaching, making this curriculum especially effective for children with autism, language delays, or developmental delays.