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Animal Handprint ABC's I like this to start on first week of school and finish the book by te end of the year. Hmm will has to try next year!

Mommy & Me Book: Handprint ABCs - The Home Teacher

I am in LOVE with handprint art. It captures those sweet little hands in a way that simply melts my heart! Since I have become a Pinterest addict, I have pinned a ton of really cute handprint activities and about 9 months ago I thought I should start doing some of them. Yes people- the …

Handprint Acorn Art Project #Fall craft for kids - This was our attempt which still turned out cute even though she wouldn't put her fingers together!

Handprint Acorn Craft for Kids to Make - Crafty Morning

Handprint Acorn Art Project #Fall craft for kids - This was our attempt which still turned out cute even though she wouldn't put her fingers together!

Cute idea for beginning of year.  Have kids cut out and decorate their first initial - perhaps after reading an ABC book!

Initial Letter Name Activity and Bulletin Board - Prek - K

A veteran kindergarten teacher shares a letter and sound activity for the first days of the new school year. It is based upon the students' names and results in an interactive bulletin board display.

Learning letters-painting over chalked letters using water.

Learning letters

I posted before about pre-writing and pre-reading activities that have helped Tabitha to develop some of the skills she will eventually need for reading and writing. Over the last few months she ha…

FREE. Open a positive line of communication with parents from Day 1. Have parents fill out this simple note at Meet the Teacher night so you can learn about their child before the year even begins.

Back to School Communication & Meet the Teacher

Have parents fill out this Back to School form at Meet the Teacher Night to open a positive line of communication and get to know their child.

Ideas and activities to help develop fine motor skills.

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Taking the time to build and develop fine motor skills is just as important as teaching your Littles letter names and sounds, numbers, counting, etc. etc. Unfortunately, this is a skill that is often overlooked. Having strong hand muscles and fine motor skills is the foundation that our students need to grasp a pencil, ... Read More about Developing Fine Motor Skills

Turn Any Chair Into a Play Kitchen!

Turn Any Chair Into a Play Kitchen! - The absolute funniest family FAILs & WINs that every parent should see once their kids are old enough.

Handprint poem for preschool, handprint rhyme for kindergarten graduation .  Or Great for first day of school!

'Graduation' Bulletin Board Crossword

Graduation Bulletin Boards, Celebrate 100th Day Poster, Excellence in Early Education at RainbowsWithinReach

Preschool Ideas For 2 Year Olds: Fire Truck Day

Fire Truck Day

fire truck collage Dot paint a Dalmation with q-tips Fire truck easel painting We also had a fire drill today and dressed up like firefighters, the children really enjoyed the days activities.

Color poems...hmmm...fluency poems with picture support for the first days of school!

The First Three Days

Well I’m back in the swing of things. The first three days were pretty good. I have 16 lovely first graders, and I think we’re going to have a great year. This week we worked on routines and expectations. My students loved the Marshmallow Toes! Thanks to Kelli at Castles and Crayons! Here are some more pictures of my classroom. Ignore the sorting bins for supplies. My Important Times wall and clock! Thanks to Mrs. Lemons at Step into Second Grade and Lauren at Just Add Clipart. This year…

Space themed sensory table with black beans, star buttons from Joanne's Fabric Store, kids tweezers and a bowl for sorting. Great for sensory, fine motor, and social development.

Space themed sensory table with black beans, star buttons from Joanne's Fabric Store, kids tweezers and a bowl for sorting. Great for sensory, fine motor, and social development.

This would be great at our Pre-K graduation (those venturing to Kindergarten) .....Such a cute way to end our slideshow for the end of the year!

When I grow up...

I have to confess I wasn't going to make a slideshow this year...I usually make one but I have been so busy getting everything else ready a...