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Students determine which activities and teacher behaviors are developmentally appropriate activities. They examine what are developmentally appropriate activities and how can we incorporate these ideas into a child care setting.
Carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate spelling lessons and expectations can keep young writers focused!
Students participate in an overview of a course introducing early childhood education outlining the state guidelines for Utah. Topics covered include developmentally appropriate practice, developmental theories, and children's developmental stages. In a class discussion, students determine the differences between child age groups.
Students examine a list of ideas to draw from for lesson planning. They complete a quiz on Math & Science and hand in notes they have taken as a resource for lesson planning. They develop developmental appropriate practice activities for learning experiences/activities/centers.
High schoolers analyze ways to assess children's learning and development using a variety of strategies. They will prepare for this through making their own file folder game to assess children's development in the future, as directed by the teacher.
What does it mean to be living? Help your young scientists identify living and non-living things as a result of their learning through discovery. Observation of and interaction with a set of natural phenomena in their community will make this learning experience fun and relevant.
Students explore insects through literacy, In this literacy lesson, students discover the characteristics of ladybugs and gain information from the text, "The Grouchy Ladybug". Students go on a "bug hunt".
Students explore, analyze and study how to develop developmental appropriate practice activities for learning experiences/activities/centers. They assess several chapters, work on key vocabulary terms and take several test along the way.
 "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." After reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "Self-Reliance" groups discuss and then individuals reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of being self-reliant. Included in the packet is a worksheet that helps groups identify the main ideas in each paragraph.
Any preschool teacher would be thrilled to have a resource like this one. It includes activity ideas, discussion leads, book suggestions, and a glossary for learners ages 2 - 5. The entire booklet focuses on ways to teach young children about the five themes of geography in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. The resource is a little old, but the ideas and activities are great. There is enough here for an entire week of activities.
High schoolers investigate the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, and compare expected child development with development that may indicate a diagnosis of these disorders. The final project for the lesson is the creation of posters that show the signs of ASD. The well-designed lesson is packed with great resources for your pupils to access. These lessons will enlighten them on this ever-growing societal reality.
Students identify physical education by participating in a sports activity. In this dribbling lesson, students discuss how basketball players move the ball without holding it and define the action as dribbling. Students participate in a dribbling exercise on the playground and practice moving the ball without holding it.
Students study direction as they listen to the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and The Jolly Postman. In this cardinal direction lesson, learners create a map to show the path Little Red Riding Hood took in the story and label the path that the Jolly Postman took. The class practices the cardinal directions while singing "Oh Where Oh Where is the Postman" song.
Grab a digital camera and your favorite story from Shakespeare or Poe. With those tools, your class will write an autobiographical story including sensory details, authors feelings, point of view, and dialogue. Learners will read, draft, and film original narrative stories to practice using creative thinking and the seven elements of story telling. This lesson is perfect for a new teacher, writer's workshop project, or afterschool program.
Students engage in four separate friendship-building activities. They develop social skills and ethical responsibility by role playing and interacting with each other through reading, art, music and dance.
Third graders practice replacing words in a sentence to make it more interesting. In this word choice lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story The Hard-Times Jar by Ethel Smothers and discuss the author's word choice. Students then practice making sentences more interesting by changing a single word.
Third graders create their own stories, poems, and songs using similes.
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Students complete a math activity.  In this counting lesson, students read a counting book and complete an activity using M&M's where they practice estimating, sorting, graphing and adding.
Students practice counting objects in French to reinforce their math skills and the French language. They listen to stories read in French and participate in sequencing activities.

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