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Early Childhood Education Teacher Resources
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Having a class pet means knowing what all living things need to survive. Children in preschool through grade one, take on the responsibility of caring for a class pet, while discussing the necessity for food, water, and shelter. They take turns caring for the animal and periodically discussing its behavior. They also ponder whether or not they think the animal is getting everything it needs to survive. Tip: If you are not allowed to have furry class pets, fish or insects are a good option.
Here is a wonderful set of ideas for you to consider when setting up your math curriculum for your Pre-K classroom. The ideas focus on the development of math centers that will foster exploration and mastery of sorting, classification, patterning, and performing simple measurements. There are some terrific, state-of-the-art ideas for you in the year-long lesson plan.
What kinds of monsters and magic will Sir Charlie encounter in the forest? Find out in this truly immersive and inviting storybook. Playful music, narration, and animation lead young readers through the adventure.
Students apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem lesson, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson is full of hints for teachers to teach math better.
Students choose a picture book to share with a kindergarten buddy and read with fluency and feeling. In this picture book modeling lesson, students find a picture book that is appropriate for kindergarteners and practice reading it. Students are encouraged to assist with new vocabulary and predicting skills.
In this creative writing lesson, pupils listen to the song "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More", read the book adaptation titled I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!, and pay close attention to the rhyming scheme, punctuation and illustrations. They write lyrics that can be sung to the tune of the song.
Students complete a variety of activities exploring the joys and science of bubbles. They listen to the book "Bubbles Bubbles" by Mercer Mayer, create a bubble picture using Kid Pix, and explore blowing bubbles. Students experiment making bubbles with different objects, and create a bubble picture using watercolor markers.
Teach your class how to figure out multiple step word problems. Learners practice their multiplication, addition, and subtraction skills with real-world scenarios, and collaborate with classmates on the word problems. This lesson plan can be adapted to meet Common Core math standards for third grade.
Intended for an Autism class, this lesson teaches self-expression through music while facilitating an understanding of the concept of tempo. Pupils engage in a call-and-response song, clap, discuss, and sing keeping feelings and tempo the focus of each activity. This would be appropriate for any special education class where learners are functioning at a three to five year developmental level.
A simple activity for young readers, this introduces the idea of author purpose. Learners analyze various types of texts (newspaper articles, magazines, books, advertisements, etc.) and determine if the author's purpose for writing was to inform, persuade, or entertain the reader. In the end, pupils will be assessed on their ability to identify the main purpose of various texts with a matching game.
This lesson should help young learners build their skills of visual discrimination and language reception. Pupils work together in small groups to hunt green objects that have been hidden around the classroom on St. Patrick's Day. Leprechauns are also a part of this engaging and fun lesson.
Seventh graders investigate the countries, states, and cities of their ancestors using maps, globes, satellite images, and Internet research in this semester long project. They are introduced to the project by a teacher made PowerPoint and culminate the project by making brochures, portfolios, and a PowerPoint presentation.