Hello fellow educators! I am a special education teacher who just moved from several years of teaching in the middle grades to pre-school teaching. This year I'm teaching 4 y/o in a school closer to where I live. I have taught special ed early grades prior to special ed middle school level, but I have been so used to teaching middle school grades that I really feel I absolutely need a crash course on teaching pre-k! I have wonderful coteachers who are always willing to help. They also help me set my classroom up in terms of centers. I am learning about these things as I go along, but I hope to learn ahead that's why I joined this forum. I guess my question is can you suggest activities for me to give them. I am a little bit challenged by the lesson planning, simply because my mind is still used to middle school age activities and I am still in the process of pulling my mind to a younger level of activities. Take this for example: our first theme is Back to School. We are going to learn about school, feelings, family, the letter A and circle. If I were to think of activities for these, I can only think of coloring pages and worksheets (tracing letter, tracing circle, etc). If you have time, can you please help me plan activities for the following? - Feelings -Family - Letter A (aside from tracing) - Circle I am considering this as a crash course. I am positive that eventually, I'll get the hang of thinking of activities for them. But for now, I'm hoping to get some help. Thank you very much and God bless everyone!