Marianne Mitchell

Wife, Momma, Follower of Jesus

PreK

Classroom Photos

Before our new school year, I had the privilege of changing classrooms with the other preschool teacher. This was quite a task! I went from a classroom that was comfortable for about 8 kiddos, to a classroom for about 18 kiddos! What a change! Here are some photos of the new setup. Whole Group Rug Space -This is where our daily meeting takes  ...

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5 Minutes on Friday- Thank You!

Just wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to United Way of Central Ohio and IBM for their donation to our classroom! What is it, you ask? Why it was a new computer and desk for housing it! The kids have been having a great time on the computer and they seem to be more interested in using the computer too. I really love that it houses  ...

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Camping Week!

Where has the summer gone? I can’t believe it is August already! Though the summer has gone quickly, I’ve enjoyed being able to have summer themes- like camping and pirates- things you don’t normally have time for during the school year. To start off the week, we talked about things that you would need to take camping with  ...

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5 Minute Friday- Paint Pallet

Had an A-Ha moment not that long ago and wanted to share it with you. It really started quite some time ago. I was shopping at Target and spotted a box of mini brownie mix on clearance. I thought- eh, let’s give them a try. They come packaged like this: See that mini brownie bite pan on the left? Well, I didn’t use it when I baked  ...

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DIY Math Learning Center

I’m learning that teaching young ones math skills is not my forte. So I started trolling Pinterest for ideas and came across this. I followed it to the original website, but wasn’t able to locate the post. However, it did get me thinking! I knew I had paint chip samples and number cards so I improvised and made my own. Here’s  ...

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It’s Been a Zoo Around Here…

Between our Zoo theme, graduation, and a new summer schedule, life at Preschool has been a bit crazy! Here are some gems from our Zoo Theme. Our “go-to” book was Good Night Gorilla.¬†Though the words are few and¬†repetitive, the story really tells itself through the illustrations. Here are some others we enjoyed: Of course we had to  ...

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Insects and More

In our Pre-K room we have been finishing up our insect theme and zoo theme. I have really enjoyed my days in at the preschool with my Pre-K kids, though there certainly are some days that are REALLY challenging! I am hoping to implement a couple classroom management ideas to help with the challenges. One of the first things is a basic sticker  ...

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Great Classroom Labeling Resource

Have you heard about the label maker feature at www.eichild.com? It’s awesome! I came across the website while perusing my new favorite website www.prekinders.com. Also a fantastic website for pre-kinder teachers. But, back to the label maker. In most pre-k rooms, all areas of the classroom are labeled and there is a picture schedule for  ...

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Space, Easter, and Gardening…?

What do space, Easter, and gardening have in common you ask? Well, they have been the themes these past few weeks at my new job as a preschool teacher. I wanted to share with you a few pictures of the last couple weeks. This was our Space Sensory Table. I purchased black aquarium gravel at the pet store and used that as “moon  ...

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