Saturday, August 20, 2011

Found Freebies!

Are you a Freebie Lover like me? I bet you are ;) Most Mommies and Teachers LOVE anything Free! Right? Oh Yeah! Here is an excellent site with LOTS of Fantastic FREE goodies! It's called:


It has lots and lots of fabulous printables! Like...


 Alphabet Printables           


Plus Lots More!

Now, scoot over there and get yourself some awesome Freebies and don't forget to share ! ;) 

Make Every Day a Child's Play Day!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Circle Time Seating Idea

I know Ms Deborah's post from Teach Preschool will be all over Facebook today, because this idea is SO awesome!

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Circle Time is a great way to start your day at school, but sometimes not everyone is happy about where they end up sitting! The complaints I've heard.... "I can't see you Ms. Laura because ______ is too big!" or "_____ is touching me!" or "I'm being smushed!" or "I can't hear you Ms. Laura because _____ won't stop talking to me!"

I know we have all tried different ways to get the kids sitting comfortably and paying attention during Circle Time, right? I've tried putting tape strips on the carpet with their names. I've tried using contact paper pictures with their names on it, but they don't stay long and well, it kind of messes up the rug too!

I've "chalked" seating spots; used laminated construction paper and mini note pads with Velcro on the back and I've even purchased mini rugs, BUT this idea that came from someone on her Teach Preschool Facebook page is Rocking!!

                                               Using Place Mats to Sit On!

 Is that a crazy good idea or what?! You know it is! Wow! I can't believe I had never thought of using them! Wow!

What ideas have you tried to control seating at Circle Time? Please share! :)

                                     Thanks! Have a Child's Play Day!