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Fine Motor

Published on August 20, 2019 under Winter
Exactly how do we get children ready to write in kindergarten and beyond if we are not using tracing sheets or teaching pencil grip? We offer so many opportunities through the day to promote fine…
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Family Time

Published on August 19, 2019 under Winter
Family time is a conscious discipline structure. It's a lot like circle time in the fact that we are all gathered together but it's also quite different from circle time in that my purpose is…
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Preschool Science

Published on August 16, 2019 under Winter
Throughout the coming weeks I will introduce you to a different centers and areas that the children play in . As you know we allow children to follow their own interest. Most of our science…
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Drops Not Puddles

Published on August 15, 2019 under Winter
The art center is always a buzz of activity. Last week the children mainly just wanted to play with Playdoh . This week they started taking out more of the other materials . I have…
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Lunch Time Learning

Published on August 13, 2019 under Winter
Lunchtime routines are great time for learning social graces and gaining independence. Children are usually outside before lunch and then come and wash their hands and sit at the table. Will use real plates utensils…
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Individual Plans

Published on August 12, 2019 under Winter
With each day comes new possibilities. The children open up doors to new things they want to learn. As teachers we watch. As teachers we listen. There is much planning to promote active engagement while…
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Where’s Waldo?

Published on August 9, 2019 under Winter
Or where is Debbie? One of my goals this year is to spend less time out of the classroom. Ha ! You say as the first week of school I am out for part of…
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Extended Inside Play

Published on August 8, 2019 under Winter
From we learn that " Unstructured play is play without predetermined rules of the game. There are no organized teams, uniforms, coaches or trainers. It is spontaneous, often made-up on the spot, and changeable…
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Dial Three Assessments

Published on August 7, 2019 under Winter
One of the obligations or requirements for ABC funding is that within 45 days we do a baseline assessment of each of the children. We use a tool called DIAL 3. It's just an overall…
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