ERIC Number: ED261793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Kindergarten in Mississippi: Teacher's Resource Book.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.
This lengthy resource book for kindergarten teachers in Mississippi includes 20 substantive chapters. After brief statements of program philosophy and goals, chapters focus respectively on: (1) various roles of school staff members in the implementation of the kindergarten program; (2) characteristics of children 4 to 6 years of age including those with special needs; (3) a learning center approach to structuring the indoor environment and criteria for the playground; (4) curriculum planning and design; (5) equipment and materials for learning centers; (6) guidelines for program assessment; (7) parents in the learning process; (8) definition of terms; (9) curriculum activities; (10) cooking in the kindergarten classroom; (11) instructional television; (12) physical education; (13) mathematics; (14) art; (15) science; (16) language arts; (17) social studies; (18) music; (19) using learning centers in the kindergarten classroom; and (20) classroom management. Also included are requirements for elementary and nursery-kindergarten certificates and general education requirements for elementary teachers K-3 and K-8; checklists for evaluating indoor and outdoor environments; a list of commercially available kits for instruction in the basic curriculum areas; a review of screening and standardized testing instruments, along with sample checklists; resource lists for parents, administrators, and teachers; an annotated list of instructional television programs for primary school students; patterns for worksheets; and words and melodies for numerous songs. (RH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooking Instruction, Curriculum, Educational Equipment, Educational Television, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Mathematics Curriculum, Music Activities, Parent Participation, Physical Education, Program Evaluation, School Personnel, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi