How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Part 1

I absolutely LOVE this book!! “How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?” is such a fun book unit for the week of Valentine’s Day! It’s great for starting discussions about how people show love to each other, and it’s a great companion to a...

Opening the Flower Shop

This week we’ve started on creating our next dramatic play center! I decided to let the kids play a bigger role in it this time, and it has been SO much fun!! We started on Monday with a vote. We talked about elections a lot before we voted. We learned that in...

“I Can” Statements for Preschool!

I don’t know about you, but I’m required to have my learning objectives posted in my room each day. Most principals and districts require it for kinder and up, but some people look at pre-k differently. So, you may not have to post yours. If you...

Snowman Math Centers

This week is all things snowmen in our class! And our math focus is numeral recognition, so we’ve been playing some fun snowman games during our math station time to help us do just that! The first one is a Roll & Cover game. These are always favorites with...

The Teacher Bag

A good teacher bag is a necessity! I mean, let’s be honest. We all carry piles of stuff back and forth and back and forth. And I don’t know about you, but I really like to look cute when I’m carrying all that stuff back and forth! For years...

New Letter Writing and Beginning Sound Sheets!

Finding ways to get my kiddos practicing their beginning sound skills and letter writing in a way that is BOTH developmentally appropriate AND communicates to the parents the nature of the activity is always a challenge. I am NOT a worksheet person, so handwriting...

The Giant Leaf Pile

I just have to share this… Winter is usually pretty nonexistent here in north Texas, but we’ve just had a pretty major cold snap that kept us indoors during recess time for almost two weeks! We finally got to go outside, and Mother Nature had created the...

Best Winter Books for Pre-K

Reading books to my pre-k kiddos is one of my favorite things to do! But, finding the right ones to read can be challenging! So… to help you out, here is a list of my top 10 favorite winter-themed books for pre-k!! You can grab your own copy of any of them by...

Science Time! Mixing Colors

All week long we’ve been experimenting with mixing colors, and I want to share our two favorite activities! The first was mixing play dough to make new colors. I know, I know! You probably think I’m crazy for actually telling my kiddos to mix play dough...

Mittens, Mittens Everywhere!

January is the perfect time to start a mitten theme! My favorite way to do this is to center it around “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. If you’ve never shared this book with your kiddos, you are missing out! You can grab a copy here: I like to read the...