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March 20th: A Day for Mister Rogers, Our Neighbors, My Short Story

Autographed Picture of Mr. McFeely

“It’s you I like.” “We can sing together.” “Please won’t you be my neighbor?” These are the words of Fred McFeely Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. There are so many skillfully concise phrases that this wonderful man coined. Kindness, tolerance and togetherness were common themes of his long-standing PBS show (31 seasons to be exact). […]

Classroom Storage Ideas: I Vote Cubbies!

Your classroom’s probably pretty busy. There are so many students, supplies and ongoing projects. Not to mention the coats, boots, backpacks and lunchboxes that possibly need a classroom-based home during the school day. Classrooms really need to have some organizational solutions. When space is at a premium, teachers have to get creative. Here are a […]

Sensory Tables: The Top 5 Reasons Preschools Need ‘Em

Children with a Sensory Sand Table

  Sensory tables are a staple of the preschool and daycare scene. Why? Little ones love to explore. So it’s important to introduce a special place for them to learn through hands-on play – and sensory tables can be the command center for all that tactile research. But why, specifically, do children benefit from this […]

Ushering in the ABCs

Let’s talk about the alphabet. It’s awesome! When you’re a little kid in school, you learn how to recognize the characters, write them and recite them. Later on, you discover all the cool words that can be constructed with just these 26 letters. But first, you have to remember them. A-B-C-D-E-F-G… And everybody remembers the […]

Extra Classroom Space in a Snap

It’s true. Space can become an issue in classrooms. As a pre-K teacher, having the ability to keep young students engaged in separate activities throughout the day is important. But children can become easily distracted; we’re talking about high-energy early learners here. So, it’s beneficial to visually divide your space, and I’m happy to suggest […]