It is every preschool teacher’s nightmare to be sitting at carpet time, only to notice one of your littles keeps scratching their head.
If your anything like me you instantly start to feel like something is crawling on your head and you start to scratch too. You take a deep breath and say to yourself I need to check my little for head lice.
Make sure that your classroom doesn’t spread the little critters by
I don’t like using chemicals on myself so if I can avoid using them around my littles in my classroom I do. I like to turn to natural remedies whenever I can.
And did you know that natural remedies really work!
Lice are Not Nice Spray
Add 8oz of distilled water to an 8oz glass spray bottle.
Add 10 drops of doTERRA Melaleuca essential oil and 10 drops of doTERRA Lavender essential oil to the bottle.
Shake bottle every morning and spray items that could harbor those not so nice lice.
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Calendar time has always been a part of the preschool classroom. But we have been hearing a lot of debate on it lately if it is really a developmentally appropriate activity for preschool.
As I began to dig a little deeper into my own calendar time, I discovered that I need to make some changes so that it was more meaningful to the children, but there were a few things that I wanted to keep too. See what I did in the video below.
I liked how calendar time provide a way for children to count and recognize numbers.
I also like how it gives us an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about what might happened at home or what we might be doing at school in the future.
Children always enjoy talking about things that have happened or will happen.
The event and holiday cards give us the opportunity to talk about things that will happen and also give us the opportunity to discuss what we did at a special event.
With the birthday cards we can find out who is having a birthday and how many of our friends will be celebrating their birthday in the same month.
Days at Home or No School cards give children the opportunity to count how many days they will be at home each month. They will also discover the pattern of having two days off each week.
Children always like talking about the weather and how it makes them feel. The weather cards are a great way for children to document the weekly or monthly weather patterns.
Children will be able to graph out the monthly weather to see which type of weather happened the most.
This calendar packet will help make calendar time meaningful for preschool children. It has been designed to help you have meaningful conversations around the calendar. You will be able to ask children questions based on events that will occur or that have occurred. Giving children, the tools needed to help them understand past, present and future events. Also with this calendar, you will also be able to collect data about the weather and document the findings.
Meaningful Calendar Time for Preschool
Spruce up your classroom this year with the Target Dollar Spot.
I don't know one educator that can walk past that corner without putting something in their cart.
Here are my top 5 Target Dollar Spot Classroom Hacks.
I am short on space in my group meeting area. I needed to find a way to hang my ABC picture cards so that we could have them up as we sing and move to our new ABC Song and then move it so that we could use the smart board too.
We used the clothes pin line and strung it across the smart board. We used hooks at the side of the board so that we could unhook the line out of the way when we need to use the smart board.
I'm not a big fan of putting tape on my carpets to make roads for the block center. The race track tape is perfect for the children to make their own roads with the block. I placed the tape on blocks and modge podged it on so that the children couldn't pull it off.
No special reason, just thought it would brighten up the book nook.
When I saw these I knew that they would work perfectly for my See-Find and Write cards that are located in my writing center.
We will be using these for our morning work time. Match and clip activity.
Looking for more way to use the Target Dollar Spot in your classroom? Head on over to
Prek Partner and see what Janice has done with all of her finds.
Share with us how you are using the Target Dollar Spot in your classroom.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.
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