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The Preschool Express visits the Farmer's Market!
  As Autumn begins, we start our unit on Farm.  The children learn about what animals live and are raised on farms, what food is grown on farms, and how the food gets from the farm to us.  In addition to a trip to a real farm, we like to bring the farm to t...
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Welcome Aboard the Preschool Express!
Happy New School Year! Gosh, it's already the 2015-2016 school year, and I haven't even blogged about all the fun things we did last year!  I guess it's time to catch up!   Last school year, our theme for the year was "Welcome Aboard the Preschool Express"....
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Spring Enchanted Fairy Garden
After we finished our jungle unit, we were entering spring here in Louisiana, so we decided to evolve our jungle into an Enchanted Fairy Garden.  We added more flowers to our vines, added colored tulle to our ceiling for mystical and magical feeling.  We cr...
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Jungle Fun
Wow!  I can't believe it's almost 2015!  Half the school year is already over, and another calendar year is on it's way out.  Back in February, we studied the Jungle for several weeks.  We decided we really wanted to "bring the jungle" to our students, sinc...
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Hallway Displays Part 3: Enchanted Fairy Garden
  To end our school year, our last hallway display was an Enchanted Fairy Garden.  The sign above our display said: "Welcome to our Enchanted Fiar Garden where learning is MAGICAL!"   Our children made giant flowers, ladybugs, snails and dragonflies.  Cryst...
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Hallway Displays Part 2 - Jungle
Continuing the hallway displays from my previous post, our next theme was Jungle.  After cutting a LOT of green jungle leaves, I changed our winter/Candyland tree into a jungle tree.  As we did art projects for our Jungle theme, the surrounding area was fil...
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Kohl's Cares
If you have, teach or are studying to teach young children, it's important to have books for them.  Great things happen when we give children a love for books. READ READ READ!  You can add to your book collection at Kohl's for only $5 each.  Every few month...
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Hallway Displays Part 1
  This past year, to go with our Tree for All Seasons, we based the rest of our hallway display on the current tree theme.  I'd like to share those pictures with you.  As I posted, our tree started out as a Fall tree, and we had filled it with Fall themed a...
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Tree For All Seasons
  When Fall was approaching, I decided I wanted to make a fall tree for our hallway display.  Crystal and I painted white bulletin board paper with brown finger paint.  We rubbed the paint all over the paper with our hands.  We also used a brush on parts of...
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Paint Your Way Through Pre-K
  It's summer time and school is out.  Crystal and I are already planning for the upcoming school year, and I am excited to see our theme come to life.  I am hoping it will be lots of fun, but I will hold off on writing about it until school starts in Augus...
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