Blogs are a great way to keep up with new ideas from fellow Pre-K teachers. I subscribe to several blogs: blogs about Preschool, craft blogs, photography blogs, news blogs, blogs about blogging. Having several subscriptions can be overwhelming, and it isn’t possible to read everything posted by everyone. The trick is to pick and choose what you really want to read. If the headline does not appeal to you, skip it. If you subscribe to a blog, and later decide it’s not what you were looking for, delete it from your Reader.
Without further ado, here are some of my favorite Preschool blogs, in no particular order.
“Standards Based Math Activities”– Great innovative math activities and printables. Some of these are for the Preschool level, some are adaptable to Preschool, and some are for older children. I tend to prefer sites that focus only on Pre-K, but this site is definitely worth my time.
My Montessori Journey
Even if you are not a Montessori teacher, you will appreciate these hands-on activities to use in your classroom centers. This teacher is so creative with “found materials”, and I love her holiday and seasonal themed educational activities.
Not Just Cute
Lots of great Preschool activities and articles, and they are more than just cute. This author believes there’s nothing wrong with “cute” activities, but that “cute” should not be an educational objective.
Great ideas and activities for Pre-K from my friend and owner of the Pre-K Pages website, Vanessa Levin. (The blog is currently undergoing a makeover.) In the meantime, check out her No More Letter of the Week, Phonological Awareness, and Organizing Tips.
I love to see the photos of this teacher’s beautiful, huge classroom. It is Pre-K Teacher eye candy. Not only that, she has awesome ideas, and follows the interests of the children. This blog shows an excellent example of using print in the classroom (here’s another).
Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
A chronicle of days in my friend Sheryl’s Preschool classroom. You will find lots of wonderful, developmentally appropriate activities here. This is the kind of program you’d want your own child to be in.
The Exploration Station
A former biotechnology scientist posts great science activities that she does with her own children at home. These activities are well-written, with the materials you need, all the steps to take, and photos to illustrate.
The Wonder Years
Great activity ideas and resources from the author of The Exploration Station above.
Great articles and tips for Pre-K Teachers. This site would be particularly good for beginning Pre-K teachers, but there are lots of ideas for experienced teachers as well. Examples of articles: Teaching English language learners in preschool, Setting up your preschool classroom, Playdough in the preschool classroom, Extending music in the preschool classroom.
Well-written, insightful posts about a multi-age Preschool classroom. He’s a male Preschool teacher who wears a red superhero cape. What more can I say?
Thank you, Nellie Edge, for the Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy Award 2010.