Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Worksheets - another resource

Many of the worksheets that I use in my preschool come from a website called I subscribe to this website because it has worksheets, games, puzzles and even lesson plans.  They have so many resources for use in the home or in a school setting.  Below is an example:
Feel free to enjoy with your kiddo!  

Monday, September 10, 2018

A new school year!

The new school year has begun and I can tell that it will be a lot of fun!  These cuties are curious, kind and respectful!  Thanks, moms and dads for letting them come share some of their days with me.

Matching upper and lower case letters.

Using playdough to make letters and numbers.

Putting together the ABC's and 123's
Play dough on their heads........for reasons unknown.

Finger painting the "B is for Ball" page of their ABC books.  You'll get to see the completed book in early 2019.
More finger painters.

We cut and glued our B is for BEES!
Matching numbers to the objects.  Good counting guys!

Singing and dancing to our number songs.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Science is fun!

Earlier this week the kids were mixing colors in our water station.  They were figuring out that red + yellow = orange and red+blue = purple and blue + yellow = green.  They also figured out that enough colors added together makes brown. :)

This week we've been working on the letter V sound.  One of the students brought a Voltmeter to class for guessing can which was a huge hit with the morning class.  We colored a V is for Violin page for our ABC book.  I'll be sending these books home before Easter vacation!

We found out that pumice, which is one type of stone that comes from lava, floats!                                   
We used baking soda and red-colored vinegar to simulate a volcanic eruption.  I had the cutest video, but my blog won't let me upload it. :(

Then we made our own volcanoes!
It's been a fun week of exploring!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Registration Fall 2018

I am now accepting applications for Fall 2018.  I have many returning students so there are limited spots available.  Your spot is secured by returning a 2018 registration form and materials fee to me.

If you would like to tour the school or have questions, just give me a call 208-713-8113!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Follow their lead

I spend a lot of time planning what we do in preschool.  I try to take into account the needs of all the students and the objectives we're trying to accomplish.  And even though I've been teaching preschool for 8 years now, I find that I'm constantly looking for new and exciting ways of keeping kids engaged and excited about learning so yesterday was a reminder that sometimes I just need to be flexible and follow where the kids lead!

With the return of cold weather this week, sugar ants found their way into the preschool room.  I cleaned everything thoroughly and then I put down a few ant traps to stem the tide.  When the kids arrived I told them about the ants and asked them not to touch the traps.  Their initial reaction was "yuck bugs" and fear about being bitten.

But I pulled out the magnifying glasses from the cupboard and suddenly it was "ooooh it has lots of legs" and "look where it's going".

Some of the best lesson plans are the unwritten ones!

preschool, lesson plans, engaged learning

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Jumping into learning

We wasted no time and just "jumped" (I know it's cheesy) into learning lots of new things in September.

 Playdough is always a hit!
 Using magnets to write their names!
 Learning to use a mouse on the computer is sometimes a group event!
We started our letters sounds and we usually tie an art project to it.  This is A is for Ark and Animals!
                                            We learned how to use watercolor paints!
We used stickers to practice the shape of letter A
We built with Marbleworks!

 B is for bubbles!
 Learning the shape of things with WikiStix.
 D is for dinosaurs!
 Building words with magnets!
C is for cupcake!

And the 2017 year begins.....

I love the first day of a new school year!  These little ones come excited and sometimes a little nervous to start a new adventure.  It's one of the many reasons I love teaching three to five year old kiddos, because almost EVERYDAY AND EVERYTHING is an adventure to them and I get to see the world through their eyes again!  This is my morning class!

   And this is my afternoon class below.