Whether you are doing ocean animals, water, aquarium, the beach, or any other ocean related theme in your classroom you need help and ideas to set it up, make it inviting, and of course pack it full with educational opportunities. That's perfect because I have some great tips, ideas, and resources to help you conquer this theme in your classroom. 1. Dramatic Play Center Try setting up an aquarium for ocean animals or a swimming pool for the beach in the dramatic play center.
This is the first of a three part series on developing alphabet knowledge in preschool and kindergarten. Research (Reutzel 2015) shows that students develop alphabet knowledge in three areas 1. Identifying the upper and lowercase letter 2. searching for and distinguishing the letter in text 3. producing the letter in written form. As I look at all three areas I will share with you resources and ideas I have that can benefit you and your students in the classroom. Alphabet kno
Many preschool and kindergarten classrooms teach community helpers at some point in the year and that often includes construction workers. So why not set up a construction site in your dramatic play center that incorporates reading, writing, math, language, engineering and much more. The past week my preschoolers have been playing in a construction zone for their dramatic play center. It has been so fun to watch them create, imagine, and discuss their play. They give each oth
Finding the right preschool curriculum is hard. When you search on google there are so many out there with so many different prices. How can you find the right one? And why do we even need to have a preschool curriculum? Is educational programming on T.V. enough? Although enrollment in a state preschool program is at an all time high in the United States; at 32% many children still do not have access to or the ability to attend a certified preschool program. This is important