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June 30, 2018

Each summer we offer summer camps at The Learning Garden Preschool. We always have a blast during these weeks of summer camp.  But the process starts months ahead of time with planning out our themes and activities. This summer our first theme was A...

June 26, 2018

While the days are hot and the nights are long it is a prefect time to pretend play with a snow cone stand.

The Arctic Ice Snowball stand was open for business this week at our Arctic Summer camp!       

Everyone loves a tasty, cool treat during the s...

May 10, 2018

This week we set up this lovely Polly's Pancake House dramatic play area.  Dramatic play offers a great many learning opportunities:  print awareness, imagination, problem solving, socialization.... and it is just plain ol' FUN!  Here is a compilation of many of t...

April 26, 2018

"We are approaching the end of the school year... Do you sometimes feel that you have exhausted your superpowers just about now?  I am really ready for summer!!!!

It's the end of the day...  I'm gazing at the blue skies outside and my mind wonders off into fields...

March 6, 2018

Late winter is a fantastic time to expose our little ones to the a Bear theme.  This year, we used a Bear Cave as our headliner dramatic play area.

Here are a few of the activities related to bears that we did in class.  I hope y'all can use some of them:

1. Read Goldilo...

February 27, 2018

Hello friends!

Thank you so much for joining me this past Sunday.  As promised, if you did not make it to the live Facebook event, you won't miss out.  I am attaching the edited video here (so you don't have to wade through the technical challenges of the live presentat...

February 22, 2018

Our little ones develop number sense at a very young age.  By two years of age, they intuitively identify 1, 2, or even 3 objects without actually knowing how to count them.  That is called Subitizing!

By pre-school, we have found that our kiddos can easily play ca...

February 20, 2018


That was my response when my then kindergartener told me she was subitizing in class today.  At that time I had been teaching pre-k students for almost five years. She just so happened to be one of my prek students as well. I took pride in having a well-bala...

February 13, 2018

Valentines is the ideal time to expose our little ones about to a post office and the concept of sending good ol' fashioned correspondence.

 Below is the little little corner of the classroom where we set up a writing center.  

 One of the days leading up to Va...

January 31, 2018

 We are having a blast this season with our ski lodge dramatic play area.  There are just so many fun things that can be incorporated into this theme in order to make learning extra creative and 

I'd love to give you a tour of our dramatic play area as well as...

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Andrea Miller, M.Ed.

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