Often the first “pretend play” that young children engage in is pretending to be the adults in their families. This Baby Nursery dramatic play is the perfect one for the beginning of the year. Preschoolers just love it, and it’s not too complicated. 👶🧸
We are Scientists! We can use our Sense of Sight and observe. 👀magnifying glasses 👀kaleidoscope 👀prescription glasses 👀sunglasses 👀goggles 👀mirrors 👀3D glasses Science centers for the whole year here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Preschool-Science-Centers-3349992
Circle Time is where the magic happens in our classroom. This is where we come together and form community. It’s where we gather and celebrate. This is where we plan our day. We can sit together and read or build puzzles or dance. It’s where Betsy greets us. 👋#wherethemagichappens
Today we practice using a glue stick. 😂
Can you trace your first letter with dot stickers?! This is actually quite a challenge for little fingers. They have to pull the sticker off then coordinate placing it (sticky side down 😉) onto the letter. It’s great fine motor practice.
Can you sort the swizzle sticks (drink stirrers) by color into the cups? This light table activity is perfect for students who like to fill & dump containers... which at least around here are ALL of our young 3-year-olds. Please tell me it’s not just us?! 😂
These “straw bead” tower graphs are awesome for fine motor, hand-eye coordination practice, sorting, counting, and beginning graphing concepts. The beads are milkshake straws cut into little pieces. The sticks are lollipop sticks from the cake/candy aisle at the craft store. They were already colored. The foam block is also from the craft store. Quick and easy to set up; fun and effective practice for the preschoolers.
A fun twist on our interactive “Peek-a-Boo” bulletin board. 🍇 This is a way for the students to practice name recognition and also to practice naming their new classmates.
Sometimes we have BIG plans and BIG projects in the block center, and they’re just not done when the day is over. No worries! The students add an “Under Construction” sign 🚧 and we don’t clean that area up before we go home. Then they can pick right back up and continue working the next day. Isn’t that a great life lesson? We can work on things for long periods of time. We can test it out, make changes, and try new things to get it just right. 😊 We are practicing life skills.