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Celebrating Read Across America Day in Preschool

Celebrating Read Across America Day in Preschool

Read Across America Day is commemorated on March 2, which is also the birthday of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss. A small group from the National Education Association created this day to promote, motivate and celebrate reading every day of the year all across the nation. With the help of parents, teachers, and caretakers, Read
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10 Valentine’s Day Books for Preschool

10 Valentine’s Day Books for Preschool

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with great Valentine’s Day books for preschool. They’re a fantastic way to introduce the history of the holiday, as well as get your students excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Here are 10 books to get you started!  


Strange and Unusual Holidays in 2016

Strange and Unusual Holidays in 2016

  Throughout the year, there are a number of traditional holidays across the calendar that are celebrated by many people. Here’s a look into the not to so common celebrations and how they can be recognized in preschool. From room decorations of banners and bulletin boards to arts and crafts with the students, there are
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5 Writing Prompt Ideas for the 100th Day of School

5 Writing Prompt Ideas for the 100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School lends itself to thinking big and reflecting on past achievements.  If you are searching for a way to get students thinking creatively, try one of the five writing activities below.  They will challenge your students to combine prior knowledge and future aspirations.  They can also be easily adapted for students
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10 Halloween Books for Preschoolers

10 Halloween Books for Preschoolers

Get out the floor cushions and settle in for a few great Halloween reads preschoolers are sure to enjoy! Don a witch’s hat or give your best spooky voice a try to get your students even more excited about reading. Here are 10 fun books to start with!  


5 Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers

5 Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers

  With autumn fast approaching, crafts involving pumpkins are a fun way to get preschoolers engaged in the change of the season. Toddlers will have a blast making and experiencing a variety of pumpkin projects and activities. Here are five fun pumpkin crafts to get your early childhood learners celebrating autumn in no time!


September Theme Ideas for Preschool

September Theme Ideas for Preschool

Having themes in the preschool classroom is a wonderful way to get toddlers engaged and excited about learning. Focusing on a particular topic and providing children with specific lesson plans and activities about that subject makes learning fun. Here are a few ideas of September themes for your preschool.


End of the Year Activity: Honoring a Year Well Spent

End of the Year Activity: Honoring a Year Well Spent

The end of the school year can be bittersweet.  While you (and your students!) are excited that summer vacation is just around the corner, it can be sad to see a good class move on to their next journey.  Shernice, a 3rd/4th Grade Teacher from Los Angeles, California understands the importance of celebrating the year. 
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St. Patrick’s Day Idioms

St. Patrick’s Day Idioms

Guest post by Lori Wolfe St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!


5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

Read Across America Day (also known as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!) is March 2nd.  If you are trying to figure out some quick, last minute lesson ideas, take a look at the ones below.  Not only are they fun, but they can open students’ eyes to a world outside of the classroom.