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Kyle Almgren
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#TBT
Because it's Thursday...and Autumn Equinox, which means I have the day off to appreciate fall (which basically means enjoying another rainy day indoors - because typhoon season) and catch up on blogging. And because Days 1-3 of Science Lab   was just too gr...
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Peace, Love, And Happy Fall!!
Happy International Day of Peace! We started the day by talking about chemical reactions. That totally relates to Peace Day, right??!! More than you would think! It was Day 4 of our MGT   theme Science Lab . The "Question of the Day" on the daily topic post...
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Ingenuity In Kindergarten
Our "Science Lab" MGT  curriculum box arrived last week, and was brought to me upstairs in the kindergarten classroom. My kindergarteners experienced Mother Goose Time for the last 1/2 of their Pre-K year, but this year there is a different K curriculum. Le...
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The Evolution Of A Fairy Tale
W is for the big, bad , WOLF.  Today we read the story of the Three Little Pigs, illustrated with the story pieces provided by MGT . After I read the story, I set out 3 different types of building materials and sent a couple children in search of the approp...
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R Is for Rattle, And R is for...RUN!!
We're back from summer break and after a couple days of getting re-acclimated to the school routine and sharing about all our adventures, they were ready to learn about more animals with Mother Goose Time ! We have slowly be adding to our "Wall of Animals" ...
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Marvelous, Marvelous "V"
OK, so technically "V" is not a focus letter for this month's MGT theme. Those would be A, D, and U. However, the vocabulary used in many different activities lends itself to lots of practice of the /v/ sound. I really noticed this because typically /v/ is ...
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Over The River And Through The Town
There was so much excitement when our new MGT box arrived last week! I could not cut out the laminated curriculum and circle time pieces fast enough. Two girls grabbed the Bible story pieces used the theme poster as the background for the retelling of "catc...
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Bees, Butterflies, And Beyond
We just couldn't get enough of the bees and butterflies theme! After we came back from the Golden Week holiday, we still had a few more butterfly days to complete while we waited for the May box to arrive. That gave us time to catch up on unfinished project...
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Not Just A Name Plate
Every month, on Day 1 of the MGT curriculum theme, there are name plates for each child to write on, with theme related art around the margins. I typically display them on the wall, along with other art work. On more than one occasion, I have found my stude...
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God Bless The Bees
This year, I have a combined group of 17 preschool and kindergarten kids for Bible and praise & worship each morning. They consistently amaze me with the depth of their understanding, their use of background knowledge, and their grasp of abstract, complex c...
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