• Parent Teacher Conference

    3 Steps to Shine at a Parent Teacher Conference

    A parent teacher conference doesn’t need to be faced with dread and fear. Start with the best way to assess and a teacher parent conference form that’s perfect for preschool. Then follow my tips for teachers to shine at conference time! The BEST Assessment for Preschoolers Are you ready for this? The best assessment for preschoolers is not marking an X on a checklist. It’s not flipping through a set of flashcards. And it’s definitely not a quick scramble asking what a child knows the day before a parent teacher conference. The BEST assessment for preschoolers is informal and natural observation. Assessing your students on a regular basis will show…

  • Alphabet,  Valentine's,  Writing Center

    The Cutest Pre-K Valentine Activities

    I can still remember the excitement of Valentine’s Day when I was a kid! Decorating my paper bag mailbox, folding and cutting hearts, and, of course, getting a heart-shaped lollipop with cupid on it! Make sure to include these Pre-K Valentine activities and help create those same great memories for your students, too. You’ve Got Valentine Mail Set up this cute center so your class can practice writing the alphabet when they check the mail! Put the envelope letter cards in a little mailbox and provide a shallow tray filled with colored sand or salt. You can also use rice or confetti as a writing tray filler. Students can make…

  • Math,  Small Groups,  Valentine's

    5 Math Activities for Valentine’s Day Preschoolers Love

    Your preschool sweethearts will adore these Valentine math games and centers! The only problem is fitting all these lovely math activities for Valentine’s Day into your lesson plans! Small Group Learning Get ready for your students to love this All About the Number activity! Cover your small group table with a large piece of bulletin board paper. Next, draw hearts to fill the paper.  Label the hearts with a number, counting set, number word, or ten frame.  You can focus on any skill you’re working on with your small groups. Have students practice writing numerals, drawing number sets, using dot markers, filling in the ten frames, and counting with manipulatives.…