preschool teacher

  • St. Patrick's Teacher Fashion

    Teacher Style for St. Patrick’s Day

    These are my favorite posts – I LOVE curating these lists of everything that I love for celebrating holidays in the classroom and sharing them with you. St. Patrick’s Day has a special place in my heart because I do have some Irish roots. Here are my picks for the perfect holiday teacher fashion! (All are affiliate links). Green oversize cardigan – I will never have enough cardigans. This one is oversized and full of character, it’s also just the right color that it can easily be worn any day of the year without screaming “I bought this for St. .Patrick’s Day.” Wooden rainbow earrings – These are so chic,…

  • Preschool Infant Toddler Assessment

    All Things Assessment for Preschool

    On Friday I shared a video that shows my early childhood assessments and how to use them. As you consider these and prepare to complete your own assessments I wanted to make sure that you had all of my resources in one easy place! Here are all of the posts that I’ve shared on assessments and portfolios over the years: Using assessment results to inform lesson planning Explaining assessments to families Sharing assessment results with families My favorite assessment products What does assessment evidence look like in preschool? Assessment strategies for preschool Collecting assessment evidence Google drive student portfolios Anecdotal Notes Please reach out if there is anything that I…

  • Teacher christmas wardrobe

    Teacher Christmas Must-Haves

    We officially have one more week until Christmas! If your calendar looks anything like mine, then it’s probably packed with all of the festive events – and if you still need some last minute outfits or accessories for all of these, then I’ve got you covered. All of these picks are from Amazon, so they can save the day really quickly (and the links are affiliates, but I truly do love all of these products). Christmas-shaped stud earrings – I’m not a fan of wearing dangly earrings in the classroom, there’s far too much opportunity for them to get caught or grabbed by a little hand. Large, dangly earrings seem…

  • december lesson plans

    December Month of Preschool and A Major Announcement!

    Have you ever gotten so into a project that you completely forget what day it is? Or does that just happen to me? I’m so sorry that I didn’t have a post up on Wednesday, but I promise I was working on something very special! All of the preschool resources that you need for the month of December are available now (and that’s not even the major announcement). This December set is truly so fun. I’m the kind of teacher who leans heavily into the holidays, so please note that this set is almost all Christmas related. If that isn’t a good fit for your classroom I completely understand! I’m…

  • Digital Preschool Portfolios

    Google Drive Student Portfolios

    I originally shared this post a couple of years ago, and it has been the most popular post that I’ve ever written. I can understand why – we all want easy solutions to conferences and documentation, but no one wants to pay for the expensive platforms that curriculum companies have available. This system is my DIY version of that kind of system. Since most parents are a lot more comfortable with google drive and PDF documents it’s been the best way to share information! Here’s the rest of that original post: I’ve always used three-ring binders to compile my students’ portfolios, but this year my classroom did not have the…

  • Teacher gift ideas

    Best Gifts for Teachers 2023

    I’ve got one more gift guide for you this week! When it comes to putting these together, the teacher gift guide is always the most challenging. What you choose to give your child’s teacher has a lot to do with your relationship with them – which can mean that there are a ton of different variables at play. I also find it really important to share ideas that don’t look like every other list on the internet (do you know how many teacher gift lists there are that list gift cards, scented candles, and hand soap???? – Too many). Here are the items that the teachers I know would absolutely…

  • November preschool lesson plans

    November Lesson Plans!

    It’s officially here! The November Month of Preschool set is available! This collection of activities just my be my favorite month yet. It can be tricky to navigate Thanksgiving and all of the different family and historical aspects that come with it. The learning experiences included in this set cover the holiday and related themes in developmentally and culturally appropriate ways, while still being tons of fun. There is a heavy focus on the holiday, including themes of families, gratitude and thankfulness, traditional Thanksgiving foods, and baking. I’ve added some brand new activities, and even a few that are only available as part of this set. Here’s a sneak peak…

  • All the Best on Amazon

    Are you ready to do some shopping during Amazon’s Big Deal Days next week?! I’ve shared a ton of excellent ideas this week so I wanted to round them up and collect them in one place for you. There are also some other wonderful Amazon products that I’ve shared in the past that might be just what you’re looking for right now, so I’m adding those here too!

  • Best Amazon Teaching Products

    Preschool Teacher Products 2023

    I’m giving you even more ideas for your Amazon Big Deal Days wishlists today! Over the years I’ve narrowed down my absolute favorite products that I, as the teacher, NEED to have. Here’s my list: (all links are affiliates, your support is TRULY appreciated!) I use these zip pouches for literally everything. They are one of my all-time-favorite Amazon purchases. This size can fit a whole notebook or legal pad, so I can easily keep all of my notes, projects, and copies organized. I’m obsessed with my Bogg Bag and this leopard print one is definitely on my wishlist. I love the structure of this bag, and that it can…

  • aesthetically beautiful classroom

    Aesthetic Classroom Ideas

    I’m back with more ideas for your Amazon Big Deal Days! Today I’m focusing on the pieces that make a classroom feel like home – and let’s be real, we all spend as much time there (if not more) than we do at home. I firmly believe that a classroom should be both aesthetically pleasing AND functional. In my world that means well organized and super easy to use. Here are my pics for making an aesthetically beautiful classroom! (all links are affiliates, your support is TRULY appreciated!) I stumbled across this poster and it immediately become my favorite thing. It absolutely deserves a space of honor in any classroom…