One of the best ways to be prepared as a teacher is by having your preschool lessons planned. Whether you like to plan on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis- having a plan will help keep your teaching deliberate, in sequence, and focused on children's needs. Here are my top reasons for planning your preschool lessons and ideas for getting it done without feeling overwhelmed.
If you've been on the early childhood education scene for any amount of time, then you've probably heard the word theme quite a bit. Using them to teach early learners is wonderful, but suppose you've never quite understood what thematic teaching is, let alone how to do it. Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of this teaching style and how it can change the way you see learning altogether.
Planning out you activities you plan to offer young children is important for engagement, supporting development, and organizing your teaching time.
This set of editable lesson plans makes it easier to create and organize your plans.
I've included a variety of templates to match different program styles.
Do you need help organizing your lesson plans? I'm here to help. Having a plan will help you save time throughout the year.
Your lesson plans outline all of your daily activities. You can use them to record your small group and large group activities, as well as meals, and planned arts & crafts projects.
Below you will find simple actionable tips to help you organize your lessons using a template.
Download my free sample lesson planning template here!
This is one of many templates that can be found inside my lesson planning template bundle.
P.S If you are a parent you may want to check out our free simple Pre-K at Home Lesson Planning Template.
Many educators are familiar with KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned) charts to some degree.
Perhaps you already use them in your teaching approach, used them as a student, or became familiar with them somewhere along the way.
This approach is easy to learn and implement in any learning environment with children of all ages! Keep reading to learn more about implementing KWL charts with early learners, and and be sure to download your free blank printable KWL template below to use in your planning.
Planning your themes for a whole year can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but having a good roadmap for the whole year will help you stay focused, and save you time as you plan your monthly/weekly activities.
Below you can find simple, actionable steps you can take to help you plan your yearly theme calendar. To save you even more time, please be sure to download my free theme planning guide.
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