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How to Make Preschool Calendar Time Easy and Effective

Calendar time is an important time of our preschool day!  It signals the beginning of “school” time for us, a transition from free play to educational activities we do as a teacher-led group.  Keep reading to see what I mean! How to Make Preschool Calendar Time Easy and Effective (This…

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Preschool Learning – Are Letters Really Important?

Has anyone ever questioned your preschool program because their child didn’t know the letters? You probably know that early academic abilities do make a difference.  But should letter recognition be the main focus of your preschool? Keep reading to find out what current research says about teaching the alphabet to preschoolers. The Amazing Truth About…

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Letter Game for Fun Phonics Practice! [FREE Download]

You probably already know that kids who can tell the beginning sounds each letter makes are better prepared for school and go on to be more efficient readers.  So I made this game so we can have easy and fun phonics practice in my own preschool program! Your Preschool Needs This Fun Letter Game…

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Making Letters Fun with Alphabet Coloring Pages

Every preschool teaches the alphabet.  For good reason!  The letter names are one of the first things children will be learning when they start kindergarten.  Even young kids can learn some of these letter names and sounds. This gets them ahead of the game and they’ll be more prepared for school. Why Simple is Better…

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Handwriting: My Secret Weapon for Teaching Print Writing

My Secret Weapon for Teaching Handwriting Learning to print letters is a new focus in kindergarten.  For the first time, students are expected to recognize and write letters.  This is challenging for a lot of kids that are just even learning the letter names!  Keep reading for my insider secret to…

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B is for Bus and Boat!

This was B week for us. Today we learned about buses and boats! We started with Morning Meeting and reviewed our letter name and sound we had learned earlier in the week. Then we read about Buses and Boats from our A Beka Book curriculum and talked about the discussion…

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A is for Alligator!

  After a week of passing a virus around, we’re finally back on track. This week is the start of our Letter of the Week curriculum. Today we learned about alligators! These Animal Friend posters are from A Beka Book.  There is text on the back to correspond with each…

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