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Preschool

50 ABC Books for Young Learners

50 ABC Books for Young Learners

Books that focus on the alphabet not only help to reinforce a child’s understanding of the ABCs, but they also help to foster a love for books and reading.  With so many alphabet books out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.  The 50 books below are perfect additions to any young
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68 Top Pick Books by Teachers

68 Top Pick Books by Teachers

We asked teachers across the country which book they would share with their students if they were only able to choose one.  With over 60 different books on the list, some of the suggestions may surprise you, but all of them are sure to engage young readers.  Did your favorite book make the list?  


Science Experiment for Kids: Making Toothpaste

Science Experiment for Kids:  Making Toothpaste

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and what better time to create some toothpaste in the classroom.  This easy science experiment is perfect for preschool and lower elementary grades.  It promotes dental health awareness while also getting students excited and thinking about science.


260 Read Aloud Books for Kids and Teachers

260 Read Aloud Books for Kids and Teachers

Looking for a great read aloud for your class?  We asked our Facebook friends what they are currently reading and compiled a list of their answers for you.  The grade level the book is being read to, if mentioned in the original comment on Facebook, is included in parentheses after the author’s name.


How to Create An Effective Classroom Library for Early Childhood Students by Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

How to Create An Effective Classroom Library for Early Childhood Students by Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

by Marissa Kiepert Troung, Ph.D., Guest Blogger A classroom library plays a key role in helping early childhood students to make the transition from emergent readers to independent readers. Simply stated, it is a designated area of the classroom where children can interact with a variety of printed materials with the goal of expanding or
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1 Product, 10 Ideas – Spring Flowers Math Matching Game

1 Product, 10 Ideas – Spring Flowers Math Matching Game

1 Product, 10 Ideas:  Idea 5 – Spring Flowers Math Matching Game Write math problems of any sort on the back of the flowers and have students find the matching answer.  You could also do this with equivalent fractions, fractions and decimals, and fact families. We took the Poppin’ Patterns Spring Flower 6-inch Designer Cutouts
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Math Fun with Food Manipulatives

Math Fun with Food Manipulatives

There is no limit to the types of things that can be used as manipulatives in math.  If students can count it, they can use.  While traditional counters will never go out of style, there is something a lot more motivating and exciting about math with food.  Whether you are teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,
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#TeachChat Archive: Food Manipulatives for Math – February 29, 2012

#TeachChat Archive: Food Manipulatives for Math – February 29, 2012

If you missed our deliciously good conversation about using food manipulatives in math, do not worry!  The complete transcript is below; just scroll to the bottom and read UP!  There are some mouthwatering ideas that are practical and fun for students of all ages.  Join us for our next #TeachChat on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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Hands-on Handwriting

Hands-on Handwriting

Idea by Kate, Preschool Teacher, Williamsburg, MI For pre- and emerging readers and writers, let letter and number formation become a multi-sensory activity.  Simply have children practice writing in sand or water—or on bathtub foam soap squirted on tabletops. (Tip: Send home a note inquiring about any skin allergies.) Also try having children form letters
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Polar Bears in Preschool: A Mini-Unit Study

Polar Bears in Preschool:  A Mini-Unit Study

Bundle up; it is cold outside!  The winter months are the perfect time to bring a bit of polar fun into the preschool curriculum.  Polar bears are an ideal way to introduce some fun learning in a way that is sure to hold your young students’ attention.  Get started on a polar bear themed mini-unit
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