Description : Keep students engaged with Learning Centers in Kindergarten. This 176-page book includes suggestions for how to set up learning centers, arrange the room with appropriate furniture, determine the number of students at each center, move in and between centers, develop activities, and find materials. It supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and includes ideas for center time and month-by-month activities for eight centers.
Description : Preschool and kindergarten classrooms are unique settings that differ from the elementary and high school classrooms students experience at a later age. They are designed to help children learn about learning. In pre-K and kindergarten classrooms, playing, moving, and creating are all integral parts of daily lessons. Teachers are charged with designing learning experiences that keep young students engaged, allow choice and freedom, and connect learners to one another. Meeting the needs of diverse students in today's early childhood classrooms requires careful and targeted differentiation of curriculum, instruction, learning objectives, and environment. This six-page laminated guide by Paula Kluth and Jaclyn Beljung provides recommendations for creating careful designed and thoughtfully orchestrated inclusive classroom environments for children in pre-K and kindergarten. It includes a variety of ideas and strategies for >Setting up the classroom >Designing instruction for students with different needs >Creating positive behavioral supports >Making learning active >Establishing productive collaborative relationships with families and colleagues
Description : Activities ideas and strategies that meet the standards, build early concepts, and prepare children for kindergarten.
Description : Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.
Description : Filled with ideas for introducing and managing essential early childhood routines and activities that foster independence and build community.
Description : Discusses the basics of teaching three- to six-year-olds, covering such topics as lesson planning, creating daily schedules, arranging furniture, managing classroom activities, and using technology.
Description : This book shows how schools can provide services to all members of the community, not just to children of school age. It also demonstrates how a school's instructional program and facilities can include community resources.
Description : What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, Taking Science to School provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of questions, this book provides a basic foundation for guiding science teaching and supporting students in their learning. Taking Science to School answers such questions as: When do children begin to learn about science? Are there critical stages in a child's development of such scientific concepts as mass or animate objects? What role does nonschool learning play in children's knowledge of science? How can science education capitalize on children's natural curiosity? What are the best tasks for books, lectures, and hands-on learning? How can teachers be taught to teach science? The book also provides a detailed examination of how we know what we know about children's learning of science--about the role of research and evidence. This book will be an essential resource for everyone involved in K-8 science education--teachers, principals, boards of education, teacher education providers and accreditors, education researchers, federal education agencies, and state and federal policy makers. It will also be a useful guide for parents and others interested in how children learn.
Description : Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.