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Allison McDonald
Works at No Time For Flash Cards
Attended Lakehead University
Lives in Seattle Metro
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Need help with behavior management in your preschool class? I know I did when I first started teaching many years ago. Here is what I learned and how you can create a peaceful and cooperative preschool class.
Preschool behavior management tips for preschool teachers, daycare workers, and nannies. Tips to create a more peaceful classroom.
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Preschool science is a cinch with this nature bottle!
When you teach 2-3-year-olds, science is simple, but it’s still important. This month my class is focusing on things they can find in our local environment. We have a discovery bottle with animals that are found locally like bald eagles, frogs, coyotes, etc.. , I have pine cones and acorns out to explore and tomorrow I …
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Fall circle time lesson plans with matching picture books and free printables!
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Finally!! A list of books popular in English that are translated into Spanish!
Fantastic picture books in Spanish. This is a great resource to have for English Language Learners, for bilingual school programs, or just for fun.
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Robot books for kids - read the reviews here!
Check out these robot books for kids. Your kids won't want you to stop reading these great robot books.
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Lunchbox notes - a perfect way of making sight words stick! #makeitstick  with Post-it notes. #ad
Make lunchbox notes extra rad by slipping sight words into them. #makeitstick #ad
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This is one of my favorite Halloween crafts, this masking tape mummy is perfect for Halloween parties and as a preschool Halloween craft.
Simple and almost mess free! Cute Halloween mummy craft for kids,
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Help me make a dent in hunger!
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Up! Ebook - a must have project based learning resource for parents and teachers!
Get this brand new ebook packed with project based learning ideas for homeschoolers or engaged parents.
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It is important for kids to know they can do it.
Use these books to show children with dyslexia that they can do anything, including writing for a living.
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Turn your playroom into a maker space to encourage your kids to be creative!
How to turn your playroom into a maker space at home. Fun STEM activities will be done in this great playroom remodel.
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Add this weather song to your daily routine at preschool!
A great preschool weather song can be an invaluable part of your daily schedule if you do it right. Before I get into that, let me explain why I make song printables. I like having song lyrics posted in my class for various reasons, but my two favorite ones are these; The first is that even …
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Founder of No Time For Flash Cards.com
Introduction
Mom, educator and the creativity behind No Time For Flash Cards a popular early learning blog.  I also write for Scholastic Parents Raise A Reader blog and PBS Parents Adventures in Learning.  I love running, candy and my family. Not in that order.
Bragging rights
I can read upside down and I have an uncanny knack for finding things.
Education
  • Lakehead University
    Elementary Education, 2002 - 2003
    B.Ed Graduated with honors. Focused on early literacy instruction .
  • University of Calgary
    History, 1996 - 2000
    B.A Majoring in Canadian History with a minor in American History.
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Female
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Writer and Educator
Skills
I create online early education content for teachers and parents. I design activities, crafts and early childhood education lessons. I also write on the topics of family literacy, reading instruction and children's books.
Employment
  • No Time For Flash Cards
    Author, 2008 - present
    I create and write about activities for young kids to do at school and home.
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Seattle Metro
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7 Amazing Children's Authors With Dyslexia
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Use these books to show children with dyslexia that they can do anything, including writing for a living.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
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kids crafts, books, and play ideas for children.

Painting Snow - No Time For Flash Cards
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Grab some paint and create something fun by painting snow! Mix colors, explore and get fresh air too!

Stamp & Match - Letter Matching Activity For Kids - No Time For Flas...
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Use playdough to work on letter recognition with this letter matching activity.

22 Activites For Kids Under 2 - No Time For Flash Cards
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Kepp your toddler happy and busy with these great activities for kids under 2.

6 Lego Duplo Preschool Activities - No Time For Flash Cards
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Fun and easy ways to get your kids learning with Lego Duplo preschool activities.

Easy Valentine's Day Craft {Heart Chalkboard}
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Make this easy Valentine's Day craft for your child and inspire them to write, draw and use their imagination!