ERIC Number: ED340817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Ninos del Arco Iris: Primar Grado = Children of the Rainbow: First Grade.
New York City Board of Education, NY.
This manual for first grade teachers provides suggestions and teaching materials that reflect the multicultural composition of New York City's (New York) public schools. It is organized into two sections: the first is in English, and the second is in Spanish. The English section contains the following six sections: (1) "Planning for the First Grade," which offers strategies to assist teachers in beginning the school year successfully; (2) "The Multicultural Learning Environment," which offers guidance in organizing and implementing instructional approaches; (3) "Instructional Approaches and Strategies," which suggests approaches for implementing multicultural and basic education; (4) "Working Together," which describes shared responsibilities and activities for parents, teachers, and administrators; (5) "Societal Concerns," which discusses current societal pressures and concerns affecting young children; and (6) "Assessment," which outlines the procedures and strategies used to assess a child's progress. The Spanish section contains the following sections: (1) a description of the Chancellor's educational standards for language and mathematics; (2) a discussion of the role of first or native languages; and (3) teaching units in the context of five themes appropriate for the first grade, i.e., "so like us" (plants and animals); "my own little world" (school, community, environment); "our families", "our friends," and "numbers around us". Also included is a 64-item bibliography of Spanish- and English-language resources for teachers, children, and parents. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Role, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, NY.