– With this activity children will understand the concept of plural, meaning more than one named object, as well as the math concept of just one, or more than one.
Help children understand the concepts of “in” and “out.” Children will answer “wh” questions.
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
Cooking with Preschoolers –The November Freebie When I think back to my childhood, I always end up in my grandma’s kitchen. I can remember the sound of the spaghetti sauce simmering away on the stove, and I can smell the cherry pie baking in the oven. Grandma would always let us taste the sauce as … Read more
We Are All People First The director of my very favorite preschool on earth used to say “Normal is a setting on the washing machine.” There really are no “normal” kids, so if you’ve entered into the teaching profession thinking that you’re only going to teach the “typically developing” kids, it won’t take long for … Read more
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
Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition–in a Freebie! When I first started teaching, I was intimidated by the music part of my job for a number of reasons: a) I’m not a singer. b) My husband has been known to remind me to “find the beat Hon” when we’re dancing at a wedding (which is really the … Read more
Use this free activity from our Unit of the Month for November, The Little Red Hen, based on the storybook by Lucinda McQueen. Children will learn about simple investigations, exploring the environment, and the concept that properties can change over time. Let them help you bake a loaf of bread!
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
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