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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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Our top posts of 2012

  Just like we did last year, we thought it would be fun to see what our top posts were from 2012! It is fun to take a look on Google Analytics from this perspective and see which posts generated the most interest. A key part of our blog has always been featuring guest posts from others in the early childhood field that we network with
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How is full-day K changing the preK experience?

There is no doubt that Full-Day Kindergarten is sweeping our nation. More and more school districts across the country are finding funding and space to offer a longer day of instruction verses a shorter half day. Over the past few years an abundance of research has been provided to prove that there are many benefits for the full day model. And so, the district
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Music in our preschools this month

The National Association for Music Education has named March “Music in Our Schools Month”. It’s a great time for taking a look at how music can be a powerful force in the classroom – especially the early learning classroom. Aside from being used to teach (songs that share numbers, letters or build memory), music and simple musical instruments can teach kids how to be
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Handling undesirable behaviors (part 3)

Thanks to many suggestions from readers and teacher bloggers … we are now up to our 3rd (and final … for now) post on strategies that teachers have used in their classrooms to handle undesirable behaviors. We started this series of posts in response to a question from a reader. You can view the original question, and Bill Corbett’s (Cooperative Kids) response in “Handling
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What is the teacher expense deduction?

Below is the second post which provides tips on tax deductions for pre-kindergarten teachers from financial consultant, Steven Daar. Please read through to fully understand the “teacher expense deduction”, and what pre-kindergarten teachers can/cannot deduct. (And if you think it’s unfair, there’s a call to action at the bottom!) The Teacher Expense Deduction: This deduction is one I believe pre-kindergarten teachers get the short end
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Pre-K teacher tax deductions (part 1)

Below is the first in a series of posts to provide tips on tax deductions for pre-kindergarten teachers from financial consultant, Steven Daar. The New Year brings about a lot of exciting & promising things. Taxes are not included in that group. But they are going to have to be paid one way or the other and if you want to keep a little more
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