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You can start off this sand castle art project by previewing the included architectural vocabulary. Learners explore images, the web, and books that show both sand castles and architectural design. They then get creative and make their own sand castles out of modeling clay. This would be a great project for an afterschool or summer program.
Second graders discover the needs of their body by trying different types of aerobic exercise. In this physical education instructional activity, 2nd graders analyze The Busy Body Book by glancing at the pictures inside and predicting what the content will be. Students practice 10 different aerobic exercises and determine a proper exercise schedule for a person their age.
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 investigate the food known as the tortilla. They research the growth cycle of the corn plant and how tortillas are made from it. The importance of the tortilla according to the Hispanic culture is explained to the students. The teacher demonstrates how to make a tortilla.
Students, pursuing childcare careers, discover the purposes and procedures for observing children. After examining various Websites, they construct electronic portfolios which are available for parents to inspect. Finally, students give Powerpoint presentations along examples of portfolios and report cards.
A short, eight-slide show inspires viewers to read to preschoolers. The benefits of reading to children are listed, including the four areas of development affected. Tips for choosing quality literature for this age group are also presented. This would be a nice topic to include in a childcare elective or early childhood development class.