ERIC Number: ED214683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Once Upon a Springtime: Kindergarten Science Experiences to Enhance Reading Readiness.
Based on the idea that even the most barren-looking black-topped schoolyard can be used for regular, brief field trips, this curriculum package of springtime science experiences provides guidelines for conducting kindergarten learning activities outside the classroom. Goals of the field trips are to teach some pre-reading concepts, to begin the development of deep cognitive thinking, and to look for opportunities for affective teaching. Learning activities focusing on weather, plants, and small animals are provided in a format that includes (1) a statement of purpose or plan, (2) suggested questions and/or statements the teacher may use to direct the children's attention, and (3) possible followup activities such as poems that are thematically related to the lessons. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, California State College, 1978.