Tissue Painted Mini Pumpkins

Tissue Painted Pumpkins - Stay At Home Educator

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Preschoolers love painting.  They love gluing.  They also love decorating pumpkins. I combined all three of those favorite things into one activity for the perfect activity to accompany any autumn, Halloween, or farm theme in preschool. The students were so … Continue reading 

The “Big Four” of Preschool Literacy Instruction: Alphabetic Principle

Alphabetic Principle, part of the big four of preschool literacy instruction - Stay At Home Educator

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This is the third of a four post series about “The Big Four” of preschool literacy instruction.  These four components to a complete literacy curriculum in preschool are print awareness, oral language development, the alphabetic principle. and phonological awareness.  Each post … Continue reading 

Four Activities to Learn About the Sense of Touch

4 activities to learn about the sense of touch in five senses preschool theme - Stay At Home Educator

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A while ago I mentioned how in preschool we had spent some time learning about the five senses.  This still continues to be a theme we refer back to on occasion as preschoolers, by nature, are sensory learners.  Today I’m … Continue reading 

The “Big Four” of Preschool Literacy Instruction: Oral Language Development

Oral Language Development, part of the big four of preschool literacy instruction - Stay At Home Educator

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This is the second of a four post series about “The Big Four” of preschool literacy instruction.  These four components to a complete literacy curriculum in preschool are print awareness, oral language development, the alphabetic principle. and phonological awareness.  Each post … Continue reading 

Tips for Making Apple Pies With Preschoolers

Tips for making free form mini apple pies with preschoolers - Stay At Home Educator

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Making apple pies is a fall tradition I have with my preschool classes, and it is a well loved tradition the students look forward to every year.  Students get to make their own free form apple pie from start to … Continue reading 

The “Big Four” of Preschool Literacy Instruction: Print Awareness

Print Awareness, part of the big four of preschool literacy instruction - Stay At Home Educator

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This is the first of a four post series about “The Big Four” of preschool literacy instruction.  These four components to a complete literacy curriculum in preschool are print awareness, oral language development, the alphabetic principle. and phonological awareness.  Each … Continue reading 

The “Big Four” of Preschool Literacy Instruction: an Introduction

An introduction to the big four or preschool literacy instruction - Stay At Home Educator

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Over the next few weeks, every Tuesday, beginning November 4th and running through November 25th, I’ll be sharing articles on the “big four” of preschool literacy instruction.  Whether working from a commercial program, creating a program of your own, or … Continue reading 

Three Activities to Learn About the Sense of Sight

3 activities to learn about the sense of sight, preschool theme five senses - Stay At Home Educator

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Preschoolers love to learn about the five senses.  This theme is hugely appropriate as it can be very play based and hands-on while also being educational.  Although we learned about all five sense in our unit, today I am sharing … Continue reading