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Exploring environmental print in the preschool classroom

As preschool teachers prepare their classrooms for the school year, they will be looking for ways to provide a print rich environment for their students.  As defined by Amanda Rock on About.com: In a print-rich preschool environment, preschoolers are exposed to a host of different materials geared at reading and writing. Not only are the materials readily available for little ones to access as they wish,
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I have a dream handprints

This project is a great addition to a celebration of Martin Luther King Day, or any discussion on peace, friendship and diversity. This year Martin Luther King Day falls on January 16, 2012. If you are celebrating MLK Day, you can talk to your child/children about Martin Luther King Jr. and explain that he was a very important man whose birthday we celebrate on the third
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Celebrating Martin Luther King Day in preschool

Monday, January 16, 2012 we will be celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in the US. It is a good opportunity to talk to our youngest students about fairness, equality, friendship and peace. Parents and preschool teachers can recognize this day with some age appropriate art and learning activities. We are different and the same activity You can talk with young children
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Make music while sharing Latin-American culture

The National Association for Music Education has named March “Music in Our Schools Month”. But those in a preschool classroom know … music is prevalent (and welcome) at anytime!! Yesterday, I shared how children can make a quiet rattle that helps teach kids to practice the art of listening. Today’s instrument is called a “guiro”! BE A GUIRO HERO – MAKE MUSIC WHILE SHARING LATIN-AMERICAN CULTURE
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A whimsical washboard – for creative musical fun

What can be used to make music? Practically anything! The musical washboard is proof that people have found creative ways to make music from all kinds of interesting objects. You can see, hear, color or find complete directions on making a kid’s size washboard from easy classroom materials at the links below. Once you’ve made your own washboards, you can play along to any
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Exploring countries in preschool Italy!

For the past 3 weeks, we have been exploring other countries in preschool! Each classroom is focusing on a particular country – learning about its culture, architecture, climate, games, food, music and dance (among other things). Then, the classes invite each other in and do a special activity (related to the country they are learning about) with the other class. It’s a wonderful way
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Exploring countries in preschool China

After our visit to ITALY … next up on our list of countries to explore … CHINA! Another of our artistic teachers, Ms. Julia, made a cool dragon (featured in the picture to the left) that hung from the ceiling of the hallway. Other decorations included paper Chinese lanterns and fans that also hung from the ceiling. Some of our Chinese culture activities The children learned the “Head
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“I have a dream” CD giveaway

We are super excited to offer our first giveaway in the new year! Popular children’s performer, DARIA is giving away 2 COPIES OF HER “I HAVE A DREAM CD”, just in time to celebrate Martin Luther King Day (January 16, 2012)! OUR WINNERS ARE RORY H. & MICHELLE! Winners have been notified via email – thanks to all who entered and shared your dreams! Daria’s “I HAVE
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