Pre-K Classroom Weather Display, Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator Classroom Ideas and Giveaway

Being a preschool teacher, I'm constantly laminating for classroom projects and displays.  The school where I teach has a laminator for the teachers to share but it seems we are always needing to laminate at the same time.  Receiving a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator last week was a dream come true! Having my very own laminator will enable me to complete so many more classroom projects at home and avoid having to spend extra time waiting in line to use the school laminator. Read More... {Read More...}

Teacher Project: DIY Introduction Board

Introducing yourself to a new class of students and their parents at the beginning of the year isn't difficult.  But what do you do when you are a preschool teacher and have new students coming into your classroom throughout the entire year? A permanent teacher introduction board hanging in your classroom is a fun way for kiddos transitioning to your room and prospective students touring with their parents to get to know you.    I recycled a few items from home to make this Read More... {Read More...}

Safari Shakers with buttons and Shamrock Farms bottles

As a preschool teacher, I'm always seeking frugal crafts that can incorporate music and movement in the classroom.  This week we are focusing on a safari theme and had fun making noisy shakers. This project is fun for toddlers as well as older preschool aged children. Supplies: empty plastic milk bottles buttons stickers If you're working with older children, allow them to remove the plastic wrapper from the bottle.  With toddlers, this would be a teacher prep Read More... {Read More...}

My Preschool Classroom – St. Patrick’s Day Week

This week is a short week for me in the classroom because we have a couple of days off for spring break.  Although we only have a few days at school this week I wanted to make everything about St. Patrick's Day.  I have a green and gold sensory tub along with plenty of fun themed activities. My sensory tub is a leprechaun's paradise!  I used food dye to color uncooked oatmeal.  Just add a few tablespoons of vanilla or rubbing alcohol to the oatmeal and then add the Read More... {Read More...}

Preschool Science – thunderstorm in a cup

This week my pre-k classroom was learning about the letter T.  We spent an entire morning learning about Thunderstorms.  We don't get to see rain or thunderstorms in Arizona too often outside of our monsoon season.  Our surprise rain Friday morning went perfectly with my lesson plan! Earlier in the week we read a book about thunderstorms.  Then we talked about thunderstorms, lightning, and rain.  One of our projects was making a picture of lightning.  We Read More... {Read More...}

Classroom Fun: The Very Hungry Caterpillar {wall display, book, and activity}

Returning to the classroom after holiday break is exciting.  I can't wait to see all the excited kiddos lined up ready to share the silly stories of their adventures.  I'm also excited to get right to work with a few classroom projects.  I am looking forward to sharing pictures of our January classroom fun. I realized I had not yet shared my Very Hungry Caterpillar classroom activity here yet. This project was done specifically for Thanksgiving but could be used for any holiday or season. Read More... {Read More...}

Indoor Tomato Cage and Streamers Holiday Tree – Great for the Classroom!

My pre-k classroom doesn't have a holiday tree yet.  As we are getting deeper into the month, the kids are starting to ask when we are getting our classroom tree.  This weekend I finally made our room a tree.  I used a 54" wire tomato cage and a big roll of green streamers.  To decorate the tree I purchased garland from the dollar store and added a star from our box of leftover decorations. The entire tree cost $7 to make ($4 tomato cage, $2 streamers, $1 garland). Supplies: Wire Read More... {Read More...}