Category Archives: Unit Themes

Preschool Thematic Unit: Pets

  Whether you’re looking for activities as a full-time teacher, a group of co-opting preschool parents, or a parent with curious kids and an afternoon to fill, you’re in the right place! Find more Thematic Units here!

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Thematic Unit: The Night Sky, Astronauts, and Outer Space

Whether you’re looking for activities as a full-time teacher, a group of co-opting preschool parents, or a parent with curious kids and an afternoon to fill, you’re in the right place!  Find more Thematic Units here!

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Thematic Units for the Preschool Classroom

Thematic units are my favorite way to teach young kids.  They organize learning by creating connections, which is how our little ones learn best.  Whether you’re homeschooling, co-oping, or in the classroom every day, I thought I’d give you a … Continue reading

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Thematic Unit: Winter Time

It’s certainly winter time around here, as the three and  a half foot berm of snow that has been shoveled and blown from our driveway will attest.  If it’s winter in your neck of the woods, I thought you might … Continue reading

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Planning a New School Year? 12 Tips to Give You a Head Start

Whether you’re preparing to teach your first preschool year or your 30th, a little planning goes a long way.  Here are 12 tips and resources that will help you get started right:

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Repost — Preschool Study Theme: Insects, Bugs, and Other Creepy Crawlies

I’m getting ready to launch a new project next week and I’m really excited to tell you all about it!  While I wrap up the loose ends, enjoy this repost from May of 2010. Bugs are just plain fascinating for … Continue reading

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Do Holidays Have a Place in the Classroom?

I met with a program director not too long ago who talked with me about the improvements she’d made to her center.  Among other changes, she proudly announced that she had “gotten rid of all holidays”. I knew what she meant.  There’s … Continue reading

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Preschool Study Unit: Water

Water  is everywhere in our lives.  Without much thought, we bathe in it, drink it, cook with it, and wash our hands over and over on a daily basis.  And in spite of its everyday status, there’s still something mesmorizing about it, especially … Continue reading

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