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7 Back-to-School Busy Boxes You Can Make Today!

7 Back-to-School Busy Boxes You Can Make Today!

Back-to-school time is here! And, every teacher on the planet is wondering how in the world they are going to get it all done! When your kiddos hit your door, you need simple things they can do right away, and busy boxes are the perfect way to make that happen! These...
Back-to-School Poems for Preschool

Back-to-School Poems for Preschool

Have you ever wondered how in the world you are supposed to teach ALL of those required standards in a single year?? I know I have!! (Like… every single year that I’ve taught!!) They keep giving teachers more and more to standards teach, and it seems like...
10 Books for the First Day of School

10 Books for the First Day of School

The first day of school in early childhood can be challenging! I’ve heard it described so many different ways, but the most accurate description is herding cats. It’s like herding cats. All. Day. Long. As soon as you get two of them where they need to be,...
Dry Erase Hacks Every Teacher Should Know

Dry Erase Hacks Every Teacher Should Know

Dry erase markers and whiteboards have become standard tools in almost every elementary classroom. And, I love them just as much as everyone else does! But, if you’re like me, you’ve had some problems with them that just make you crazy! The good ones cost...
Shapes STEM Challenges for Preschool

Shapes STEM Challenges for Preschool

One of my very favorite things to do with young kiddos is STEM challenges! It is so much fun to give them some materials, set a goal, and sit back and watch them go to work! They are usually natural problem solvers, and they have no problem thinking outside of the...
Circle Time Games for Back-to-School

Circle Time Games for Back-to-School

Circle time is a daily thing in most preschool classrooms. And, it just happens to be one of my favorite parts of the day! But, if I’m not careful, I can quickly get into a rut. And when that happens, things go downhill VERY quickly! I get bored, the kiddos get...
Back-to-School Writing Ideas

Back-to-School Writing Ideas

Little ones are naturally curious about writing. They’ve seen adults do it since the day they were born, and it’s only natural that they try to copy what they see us doing! They may be drawing pictures, they may be pretending to write by making random...
Phonological Awareness in Spanish!

Phonological Awareness in Spanish!

  OK… I am SO excited about this!! I have been searching for a while for cute fonts that include the Spanish characters, and I finally found some!! So… I am now in the process of creating Spanish versions of many of my resources!! (In Texas, Spanish...
Exploring and Investigating Seeds (and a FREEBIE!)

Exploring and Investigating Seeds (and a FREEBIE!)

We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year!! I want to share one more activity that we did during our plants unit! At the beginning of our unit, we explored some different fruits and vegetables to find out if they had seeds in them. As we always do with...
Investigating Plants: Part 2

Investigating Plants: Part 2

  In our first plants experiment, we wanted to find out what type of seed would grow the fastest. You can read all about it here: Our Plants Experiments: Part 1 But this experiment was all about the sun! I’m sure by now that you’ve seen how to grow lima...