SETTING THESAURUS

PRESCHOOL



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Artwork taped to the wiles
Tiled or carpeted floors
Cubbies for shoes
Labeled hooks for backpacks and coats
Lunch boxes on a shelf
Tables with child-sized chairs
A pencil sharpener
Rectangular and kidney-shaped tables covered with newsprint for painting
Children wearing oversized t-shirts as paint smocks
Baskets of supplies (crayons, pencils, glue sticks, safety scissors, markers)
Rolls of paper
A teacher's desk (with lesson plans, a calendar, a stapler and tape dispenser, a mug of pens, post-it notes, tissues, hand sanitizer)
A bulletin board
A music corner with soft mats and musical instruments (xylophones, drums, tambourines, bells, triangles, wood blocks)
Centers with designated materials (play houses, dress up clothes, blocks, books and beanbag chairs, art supplies, a play kitchen with dishes and pretend food)
Cupboards and cabinets for storing supplies
Folded mats for nap time
Garbage cans surrounded by balled-up pieces of paper and cracker crumbs
A colorful rug for group activities
Windows decorated with seasonal appliqués and children's artwork
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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