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    January Preschool Lesson Plans – Everything Included in a Month of Preschool Set

    I told you last week that I was going to tackle videos this year, and here I am, already crushing that resolution! I just posted a nice long (maybe too long…) video of all of the materials that are included in my January Month of Preschool set – you definitely want to check this out if you’ve ever wished that someone would just do all of your lesson planning and prep for you! There are so many resources included in the Month of Preschool sets that video is really the ideal way to share the amazing value of these resources. Take a look to see both the digital download that…

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    Cyber Monday on TPT

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, this is your alert that it’s Cyber Monday! My entire TPT store is eligible, and using the code CYBER23 you can get up to 25% off your total purchase. This is the PERFECT time to snap up the 12 Month of Preschool bundle that I’ve just added! Purchasing each monthly set individually would cost $360 dollars, the bundle is regularly priced at $300 (already a great savings, two whole months free!), and during the sale today you can get the entire bundle – a WHOLE year of preschool lesson plans, activities, printables, and resources, for $225 dollars. That’s an incredible value! There…

  • Vacation Lesson Plan

    I don’t know about you, but summer weather makes me want to take a vacation! Unfortunately, that doesn’t quite work into my schedule at the moment, but I know I’m not the only one in need of a vacation, so I though It would be fun to plan a vacation themed week for the children too. Here is the lesson plan that I put together for vacation week: You can download a copy HERE! I created it to be somewhat generic because I want the children to help decide where your class will go on their pretend vacation, then you can tailor the activities to your destination.  Once your students pick…

  • 3 Things that have changed the way I teach preschool

    After teaching toddlers and preschoolers for nearly 10 years, I finally took the time to put all of the things I had learned into 3 different products.  These products incorporate all that I have learned from great mentors, as well as lessons that I had to learn myself.  Teaching is a journey, and all of us who’ve experienced it have something to share.  That’s why it was so important for me to share my insights with all of you. Here are the three products that have given my teaching purpose and direction: Preschool Portfolio Pack: I’ve used similar portfolios and checklists for years, but they’ve never been designed to work…

  • Reggio-Inspired Standards-Based Preschool Curriculum

    I have always been inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy (here are some of my Reggio posts), it has transformed the way I teach, and shown me that I can learn as much from my students as they can from me.  The one issue that I’ve always had with the Reggio Philosophy is that there is not a written curriculum, which in our state is needed for our Quality Improvement Rating program.  So, I did what I always do, I made on myself.  This is one of the biggest projects that I have ever taken on, and let me tell you, this thing is comprehensive! I call it Inspire, because…