Printables

Art Journaling

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ArtJournal
Art journaling is a great opportunity for preschool children to experience different types of art materials and allow them to experiment with them freely.  I try to incorporate art journals at least once a week in the classroom.  While I occasionally give specific prompts, art journaling is most successful when children are simply given a few open ended materials and are allowed to create anything they would like.  When teachers prioritize process over product, children are a lot more willing to take risks and try something new.   (more…)

Open Ended Questions

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Creating a safe and supportive environment is important for building community in the preschool classroom.  We can improve our interactions with children by joining them in their play and asking open ended questions.  With open ended questions, there is no pressure for children to answer correctly and we can extend their learning in a meaningful way.  

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Printable Weekly Lesson Planner

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I am always looking for new strategies that will help me stay focused and organized throughout the school year.  As the busy school days take over, it can be hard to find the time (or even remember) to keep up with new routines if they are not really convenient.  The one tool that I actually use and check regularly is a weekly planner, so I created my own version in a format that I find most useful.

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