Vet Dramatic Play Center

Vet Dramatic Play Center

Today I’m sharing photos of my Vet Dramatic Play Center. I like to keep my “House” Dramatic Play area all the time because all children are most familiar with a house. I think it’s beneficial to have it available all the time for building language and social skills. So the Vet center is an extra area, but […]

Cooking Kit for the Classroom

Classroom Cooking Kit

Years ago, I put together a cooking kit for my classroom which has really come in handy over the years. I thought all the new teachers might find this idea useful because it’s nice to have a set of kitchen tools that stay in the classroom. That way I don’t have to bring them from home every time we […]

Pre-K Music Center

Music Center in Pre-K

Today I’m sharing some photos of my Music Center. Someone recently asked me about my Music Center and I realized I have all the other centers on the site, but have not yet posted the music center. This photo shows the whole Music Center. Since I didn’t have enough room on the shelf, I added the Sterlite plastic […]

Making Calendar Time Meaningful in Pre-K

Making the Calendar Meaningful in Pre-K

Calendar time is one of those things that started with older children and was pushed down to Pre-K. Any time an older kid concept is brought down to Pre-K, I like to be extra thoughtful in how I go about it. Time concepts are very abstract for preschool children. They can’t see time, so it’s very difficult for them to understand. […]

Best Art Supplies for Pre-K

Best Art Supplies for Pre-K

Pre-K children need so much more than just crayons and glue. Here is a list of my favorite art supplies for Pre-K. Art materials are so essential in Pre-K.  You can also check out all the materials I have in the Art Center here. {All opinions expressed here are my own. No company paid me for this […]

Beach Classroom Decor

Beach Classroom Decor

Lots of you like to see classroom photos, so here goes. Last year, I decorated my classroom in beach decor with turquoise, and I’m keeping the same decor this year. Before this, I actually haven’t really done a theme for my entire classroom. I had maybe frogs on name tags and folders, but did not […]

Easy to Clean Art Easel Cover

Easy to Clean Art Easel Cover

Here’s a great solution for making your art easel easy to clean (and cute!) My sweet friend who teaches down the hall from me shared this idea with me last year. It held up all year and still looks great going into this year. This easel cover will wipe clean with a wet wipe or washcloth. Even […]

Establishing Teacher-Child Relationships

Establishing Teacher Child Relationships

Establishing relationships with your students is the most important factor in managing behavior in the classroom. When an individual child knows you love them, it will become easier to guide them towards positive behavior. This is important with all children, but particularly with children with the most challenging behaviors. This post is based on the book […]

Helping Children Share and Take Turns

Helping Children Share and Take Turns

All Pre-K and Preschool teachers deal with children who don’t understand what it means to share and take turns. Sometimes children will have different interpretations of what it means to share because of what their families have taught them. Sometimes children think sharing means another child is supposed to hand over whatever they want because “you’re supposed to […]

Summer Book Studies

Summer Book Studies

A guide to the Summer Book Studies by Early Childhood Bloggers 2011-2014. 2014: Challenging Behaviors (Multiple Books) You may need to refresh your browser to see the updated posts for 2014. Introduction @ Pre-K Pages Book Study FAQ @ Pre-K Pages Helping Children Resolve Conflicts @ Teach Preschool How to Deal with Tattling @ Fun-a-Day […]