Thursday, July 30, 2009

Recycled Materials for Preschool

As the days are drawing nearer to August 24th, I am very much anticipating little faces-some with smiles and some with tears. Of course, I will be blogging about it on PB&J Preschool Blog.

My office right now is filled with recycled materials for preschool and activities that are ready to go to the new school. Mainly things such as milk cartons, meat trays, brushes, coffee cans, water bottles disused as paint bottles and so on and so on. As you can probably tell, I am big into recycling when it comes to the preschool classroom. It does not take much to make these little guys happy; just give them some paint, shaving cream and something to dig with and they are content.

With these things though, you have to make sure that are developmentally appropriate, that they are playing with them for a purpose and that you are using best practices to demonstrate these things.

Preschool teachers and parents at home can begin to save these things in order to do age-appropriate play at school and home.

Get outside of your box and begin to look at things from a different perspective.

I will soon be posting photos of different preschool materials that are from recycled materials to this blog. Be looking for some great photos.

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  1. I look forward to the pictures! I own a preschool in Riv Ca and we use so many recycled products all around our school. My newest realization is how many uses you can get out of water bottle lids!!!! They are great for art projects (perfect for use as eyes, nose, or mouth), for counters, for grouping, and sooo much more!
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  2. Thanks, Jami. I will be better up and running soon. I plan to begin posting more as I can on domains such as pre-writing, math concepts, and much emphasis on art. I am an art lover and have so much to say about it in the preschool classroom. Of course literacy will be a focus, so stay tuned and follow me:)