Early Childhood Education Teacher Resources
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Clown Accordion Book
Clifford The Big Red Dog is well-known to many Pre-K and Kindergarten children. In this lesson, 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 lesson that the kids should enjoy.
Pre-School Pet Care
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.
Pre-School Ball Run
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.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage for Grades Pre K-1
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.
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.
Family and Community
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 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.
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.
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.
Going to School Paintings
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America. In this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation lesson, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F. Demeritt." Students interview their parents about school memories and share ways in which contemporary school experiences are alike and different from those of their parents.
Trading For Quarters
Students listen to a book and then examine a quarter. They find sets of coins equivalent to a quarter using pennies, nickels and dimes. They count by fives and tens using actual and online calculators and create and answer coin puzzles.
Students view the Bird of Paradise quilt and observe the design-work in the quilt. In this counting quilt lesson, students will count to find repeated pictures in the quilt. Students will represent their families in a quilt square.
Read-Alouds for the Holidays and Winter
These five titles will inspire creativity, research, and reflection in your classroom.
New Titles to Draw Readers to Your Bookshelves
These four books will help your pupils learn about animal habitats, community helpers, and the Titanic.
Learners use Legos to build representations of a variety of numbers. They then sort and order their representations and pair them with the written number.
Pre-k Book Talk
Students read the book Corduroy and tell if they liked or didn't like the story. In this books lesson plan, students have a stuffed bear to hold while reading the story.
Classifying Candy I
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 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.
Students explore the traits of birds to uncover information about their eggs, feathers, beaks and other characteristics. The data is probed through a variety of exploration centers.
Color Dots 2
Students develop simple observations. They observe bleeding of colored inks with water, to understand mixtures, and to make generalized inferences from their observations.