Setting the Stage – Special Delivery (December 2017)

Setting the Stage – Special Delivery (December 2017)

It’s Christmas! It’s time to pull out all the tubs and boxes labeled “Christmas Decorations” and spruce up the hallways with all the fun. To incorporate the Special Delivery theme, add some mailboxes (decorated for Christmas of course) in the corners. Or, pile brown paper packages tied up with string under your Christmas trees. Use a Christmas tablecloth for our Welcome Center this month. Stack small brown paper packages in the corner and use a mason jar filled with small bows to hold your... Read More
Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

It’s time to say Merry Christmas! Click on over to the December download matrix and scroll down to the “Merry Christmas” tab. You’ll find all sorts of goodies there to help you make this Christmas season an extra special one for you and your families. Choose any of these options to supplement our already awesome curriculum. DIY Manger Scene:: Use these files to make your own Nativity Sets to use in your classrooms during the month of December. Be sure to check out our... Read More
January 2018 Editor’s Notes

January 2018 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Preschoolers love showing us what they can do. They are full of WATCH THIS moments. And it can be anything – turning in a circle, running and jumping on a pile of pillows, curtseying like a princess, or my favorite, making their eyebrows go up and down. I love it when they learn how to do that. Their facial expressions are hilarious! Pretty much anything a preschooler can do falls into the WATCH THIS category, simply because they think anything they learn how to do... Read More
The New Kids

The New Kids

New environments make me so nervous. At the heart of it, I don’t want to feel stupid. And, not knowing what the routine is, what I can expect, or what the proper etiquette is will drive my inner self crazy with anxiety. If, as an adult, I feel this way, I can only imagine what a preschooler must feel when he encounters a new environment run by a bunch of “big people.” If we want to create a safe place for a new preschooler, we need to take a look at how we are making new kids feel welcomed and... Read More
First Look Has A Pinterest Page

First Look Has A Pinterest Page

Hello First Look Friends! Did you know that First Look has a PINTERST PAGE?!! We do! And, you should be checking it out EVERY MONTH! On our Pinterest Page, you can find ideas for decorating according to the theme.   You can find links to online shopping for items we recommend in the curriculum.   And, perhaps most importantly, you can find samples of the activities/crafts we have written for the curriculum. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Page today as you prepare for next month.... Read More
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