• June preschool lesson plans

    Preschool Lesson Plans and Activities for June

    We’re halfway through the month of May already – I can’t even believe it! Many of you are almost done with school for the year, but I also know that a large group of you will continue working with all of your littles through the summer. It was really important for me to continue these Month of PreK sets for every month of the year so that you would be supported no matter what your school calendar looks like. Here is the great big list of everything included in the June Month of Preschool set. This set has 5 exclusive activities that are only available in the June Month of…

  • Preschool Graduation

    End of the Year Preschool Resources

    It’s the middle of April already – how?! In the preschool world, I know that means that it’s time to think about wrapping up the formal “school year.” That can look like a lot of different things, graduations, assessments, parties, finishing projects and investigations, and looking towards the following year. There are a few different resources that I have leaned on every single year at this time, so I thought they might make your life a little easier too. Here are my favorite materials for the end of the school year. I’ll have an in-depth look at my Kindergarten prep materials later this week, but this is my absolute favorite…

  • April preschool activities

    April Preschool Activities

    April is getting close, and with the Easter holiday at the end of the month, it’ll sneak right up on you! I wanted to share all of the great materials that are included in the April Month of Preschool set because there are a ton of Easter activities that you can use right now, along with other spring themes for the next month. Here is everything that you’ll get in this one amazing download: This April set is 242 pages of amazing resources! you can download a preview HERE for even more information.

  • preschool curriculum cyber monday

    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…

  • 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…

  • preschool teacher back to school

    How I prepare for back to school

    The majority of my time in the classroom has been with year-round programs, so back to school season has always been more of a mindset than an actual period of time. In my experience, shifting from summer to “back to school” involves a lot of emphasis on routines (see Monday’s post!), classroom environment, and welcoming new families. Here are some of the things that I do to transition my mindset and refocus for the school year: What helps you get in the back to school mindset?

  • back to school transition

    Back to school, back to a routine!

    We had a whirlwind week at our county fair last week, all work and routines were thrown out the window! Now we’re home, getting all of the laundry done and SO READY to get back into a routine as we prep to head back to school. We still have a month before my daughter’s first day, but it’s never to early to start easing into those daily rituals that are part of the school year. If you’re teaching, helping a group of preschoolers ease into the school year, or preparing your own children for this schedule shift, here are some tips to make this transition a little easier! We’re personally…

  • preschool summer activities

    New resources for summer!

    I’ve been busy adding so many new summer resources to the Preschool Ponderings store! If you’re looking for preschool summer activities I’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s new: Ice Cream Clipart – These are perfect for any of your summer creations! I use them for planner stickers, prize stickers, and summer activities. They’re classic shapes and colors that instantly set the mood for summer fun. Bee Unit – Bees are fascinating and so important to our ecosystem, but they can also be very scary for young children. Taking time to understand them a little better and explore them in the safety of the classroom can help remove some of that…

  • everything for preschool graduation

    Preschool Graduation Round Up

    Preschool graduation is one of my favorite events of the year! I just love celebrating my students’ accomplishments and I definitely go “all-in.” Sometimes it sneaks up on me though, so I thought it might be helpful to pull together all of the posts I’ve written about this over the years, and links to all of my resources so that you have everything you might need for graduation right in one place. Here you go! Blog Posts: Friday Freebie – Graduation Song DIY Graduation Tassels Tips for a Smooth Graduation Ceremony Graduation Decorations Making Graduation Easy Friday Freebie – Graduation Countdown Graduation Keepsakes for your Students Snack Ideas for your…

  • tpt sring sale 2023

    Shop the Sale!

    March is always the hardest month for me – I want it to be spring, but it’s definitely not, we’re still dealing with lots of cloudy days, and we’ve been stuck inside with each other all winter – so it feels right to celebrate the end of this long month with a sale! TPT is hosting a sitewide sale on the 28th and 29th (tomorrow!) so you can join me in a little retail therapy. Here’s what I suggest taking a look at to help you prep for the next couple of months: Happy shopping, go find some amazing deals!