Early Childhood Education Teacher Resources

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Knowing the Common Core standards is a must for educators and learners alike. Here is an extensive set of literacy standards based on current kindergarten standards, but modified for learners in pre-school. The set includes display ideas, a rationale, and image-rich posters that state each literacy standards in friendly comprehensible language. There are 44 pages to print; each has one to two standards.
  • Use to showcase learning goals for the day
  • Use to guide you as you compose a literacy unit 
  • Use to keep children and classroom aids focused on the days topic/standard
Clifford The Big Red Dog is well-known to many Pre-K and Kindergarten children. In this activity, the listen to the book, Clifford Learns About the Circus and So Do We! Then, they learn how to make an accordion book that spells the word, "clown." Construction paper is used, and the instructions are simple. A fun, creative activity that the kids should enjoy.
Students demonstrate force and motion by rolling a ball through a tube. In this motion lesson students explore what happens to the ball when it is rolled with other balls of various sizes, weights, and textures.
In this early childhood education tracing practice worksheet, students trace the 4 sets of wavy dotted lines that connect the caterpillars to their food.
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. 

Swings

3rd - 5th
Students investigate variables which may seem to affect the movement of a pendulum, or "swing."They interpret their observations and apply the scientific principles to develop explanations and solve a new problem.

Plastic Wrap

4th - 8th
Learners compare the price and quality of different kinds of plastic kitchen wraps and then rank them from best to worst. They take into account how well it comes out of the roll, if it seals well, it is tangles, how much weight it holds, how it punctures, and how it tears.
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.
If you're using an apple theme in your pre-school or kindergarten class, then this project is perfect. Little ones make hand print apples in order to create art while exploring a tactile sensation. 
Students experience the culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans. They study and analyze the traditions that describe and identify Hispanic Americans in the United States. Each student also interprets written and spoken Spanish on a variety of topics.
In this pre-school, coloring activity with a circus theme, students color a picture of a clown walking on a tightrope, carrying an umbrella.
Students explore the observable properties of matter and utilize them in classification. They use a binary classification system to divide objects, then justify their scheme.
Here is a beautiful set of lessons on family and community. These charming, engaging, and meaningful lessons would be of benefit for any Pre-K through 2nd grade learners. The lessons are jam-packed with terrific in-class, and at-home activities. Pupils will learn about their own family history and will become more familiar with their classmates from taking part in these fine lessons. Very impressive!
Students explore how to read a thermometer and what the instrument does. They practice measuring hot and cold objects and discuss changes in the weather based on temperature.
These five titles will inspire creativity, research, and reflection in your classroom.
These four books will help your pupils learn about animal habitats, community helpers, and the Titanic.
Here is a cross-curricular activity that is suitable for virtually any grade level! Learners calculate the mathematical value of their spelling words using the letter tiles from a Scrabble game and identify the spelling word with the highest value.
Students explore the observable properties of matter. They develop two binary classification systems using concrete objects. based on two different properties of the concrete objects.
Students learn to respect others' property by rating the severity of a variety of damaging acts. Students use a tag board "thermometer" to rate the severity of statements describing situations where a person damages the property of another.
Students experience center activities to explore the habits and traits of fish. They observe a goldfish, play a memory game, complete artwork and read about fish.

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