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More pumpkin activities in preschool

  As we continue to enjoy the Fall season, we have explored pumpkins in our classrooms in many ways! We’ve opened them up, scooped them out, counted the seeds and made delicious pumpkin treats! I talked about some ideas in the “Learning about apples and pumpkins” post … but here are a few other ideas for ways to play and learn with pumpkins in
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Oh the many ways to make Christmas trees in preschool

  Oh Christmas tree – so MANY WAYS to make a Christmas tree in preschool! From tissue paper to egg cartons, sticks to straws – there are so many different materials that can be used to make Christmas Tree Art projects. And lots of learning that can take place in the process – creative expression, counting, sequencing, fine motor development … so here’s a
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Ready for Kindergarten Book Study: Counting and Number Recognition

Parents, teachers and caregivers of young children, I am recommending a new book for you to add to your library!  Ready for Kindergarten!: From Recognizing Colors to Making Friends, Your Essential Guide to Kindergarten Prep by Deborah J. Stewart, MEd is the perfect resource for those wanting practical insight into preparing children for success in kindergarten.  Deborah shares information about things children should know and how
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Using math mats in preschool

After seeing an idea for math mats in a magazine, I decided to make some and laminate them for use at our school. Preschoolers can practice counting and shape building with these mats using a variety of different materials. Providing different materials at different times can reinforce and scaffold learning. Here are a few examples of the ways we have used math mats! Using
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Counting and literacy activity with Pete the Cat

The “Pete the Cat” series of books are loved by children, teachers and parents! (We are pretty big FANS ourselves!) While doing a recent “Book & Boogie” activity with the story “Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons” at our local library, I wanted to have something for the children to take home with them so they could retell the story. The activity
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