ERIC Number: ED239711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Growing: Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. 1983.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
This publication is a hands-on activity resource guide for early childhood educators designed to be used in conjunction with "Beginnings: Early Childhood Education in Oklahoma." The purpose of the guide is to present a variety of learning activities on various levels, allowing teachers to choose activities which are appropriate to each child's developmental level. The guide begins with a philosophy and introduction; an overview of expectations for early childhood development, early childhood teachers, and students who are aged three to eight; a description of six commercially-available assessment instruments; ways to involve parents and to organize a volunteer program; methods of facilitating an integrated curriculum; and an explanation of symbols used in the guide. Activities are then offered for the following subjects: (1) art; (2) communication; (3) mathematics; (4) motor development; (5) music and rhythms; (6) social studies; (7) science; (8) health; (9) the child and safety; (10) cooking; (11) sand, water, and woodworking; and (12) transition time. The guide concludes with a directory of sources of free and inexpensive materials and bibliographies of teacher resources, parenting resources, and resources for most of the curriculum subjects covered by the activities. (DC)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Child Development, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Cooking Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Health Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Motor Development, Music Activities, Parent Participation, Resource Materials, Safety Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Volunteers, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.