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Dry erase traceable letters..Great for restaurants or on-the-go!

Christmas Gift Idea Número Dos

Same creative sis-in-law, made this for my older boys! Yet another genius pinterest find! She said she found the plastic holders at Office Max(I think) and bought the set of traceable letters off etsy! Buy a couple metal rings and a dry erase marker and it makes the perfect gift for a preschooler that they can use over and over again. I love it!

classroom organization

classroom organization

Easy way to teach proper pencil grasp using a clothspin

Fall Workshops: Fine Motor Fun

Research shows that fine motor skills are linked to success in writing and academics. I just HAVE to share some of the super fun activities that we we used for our fine motor workshop last fall. They are geared towards students in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, but the activities are so fun that even I had fun! This post contains affiliate links; read more about them at the bottom of this post! One of my friends from my undergraduate days, Christie Kiley, is a pediatric…

awesome!! i totally wish my creative writing teacher would give me prompts like this :P

Writing Prompt

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How plants absorb water science experiment!

Fun Science Experiment! - Learning how plants absorb water! - Paging Fun Mums

We had fun with this experiment. It was very cool to watch the colours change! I used food coloring and cabbage leaves to show the kids how plants …

First Grade Fresh: Lots of Randomness and Updates...

Lots of Randomness and Updates...

Well first off my little bloggy venture with Ffion from The First Grade Jungle is up! Please go check it out and enter in our giveaway! We are super excited about it! Second, since I have been absent for sometime now I figured I would catch you up and unload everything I have been storing on my camera. This means picture overload! Sorry. Generating Questions before reading (inspired by The Inspired Apple) Character Glove thanks to inspiration from Debbie Diller. I use this during small group…

Steve From Minecraft - this could be done with graph paper and incorporate math and symmetry etc.

Steve From Minecraft Kandi Pattern

Steve From Minecraft perler bead pattern. Find free perler bead patterns / bead sprites on kandipatterns.com, or create your own using our free pattern maker!

Popsicle sticks  a box...how easy is that? Nice matching task

June Preschool Curriculum – Free Sample – Safety Week Theme Lesson Plans

View Our June Preschool Curriculum Free Sample – Safety Theme Lesson Plans – One Day Sample!

50 states notebook -- explore America with a Notebook project. Would be fun to add to as we visit different states.

50 states notebook -- explore America with a Notebook project. Would be fun to add to as we visit different states.

social studies: on the map - school, city, state, country, continent, planet

Me on the Map

We are in the middle of our map unit. The kids have a really hard time remembering which is the city, state, country, etc. Here is a visual ...

DIY Base 10 Blocks - Larger than the standard blocks and a whole lot less expensive too.  (Free idea.)

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LOTS of Montessori preschool and elementary homeschool resources

Montessori Preschool and Elementary Homeschool Resources

I've published a lot of posts about Montessori education and homeschooling in the years I've been blogging. Today, I want to put some of my main Montessori homeschool resource posts in one place. Top 10 Montessori Principles for Natural Learning Become a More Successful Homeschooler by Using Montessori Principles How to Set Up a Montessori Preschool Classroom at Home How to Set Up a Montessori Homeschool Classroom (This post contains LOTS of resources and is probably my main Montessori…