ERIC Number: ED254339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started in the All-Day Kindergarten.
Copeland, Sherry M.; And Others
This guide is intended to assist teachers in planning and implementing an effective all-day kindergarten program for 5-year-olds. Section 1 provides plans for scheduling and programming the beginning days of the school year. Sample room arrangements to assist the teacher in setting up learning centers are described in section 2. Ideas for establishing routines and for using finger plays in classroom management and skills development are also discussed. Section 3 explores the teacher's role in guiding the child's growth and development through verbal and nonverbal interactions with teachers and other children. The thematic approach to instruction is detailed in section 4, which also contains a discussion of language emphasis for the student speaking English as a second language. Learning experiences for several themes are outlined. Methods of instruction for skills development are described in section 5. Specific activities that the teacher can incorporate into daily and long range planning are discussed. Section 6 presents ideas for encouraging parent participation in school life. This section also contains suggested parent-child activities to foster children's learning. Section 7 describes formal and informal assessment procedures and contains sample checklists for the teacher's use, while section 8 contains charts of skills for communication arts and mathematics. The suggested period of instruction for each skill is explained graphically. Finally, the guide presents a bibliography for parents and teachers listing books related to child development, curriculum development, and current research; a bibliography of traditional and new books for children; and an evaluation form. (Author/AS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Teacher Cooperation, Primary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Schedules, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
Curriculum Production Unit, Room 617, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($12.00, plus $0.72 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.