ERIC Number: ED424901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Wonderful Rooms Where Children Can Bloom! Over 500 Innovative Ideas and Activities for Your Child-Centered Classroom. K-2.
Feldman, Jean R.
This book for primary grade teachers provides over 500 ideas and suggestions for designing the environment and developing learning activities in a child-centered classroom. Part 1 of the book focuses on the larger school environment, with suggestions for making the whole school inviting for parents and children. Part 2 provides ideas for making the classroom physical space attractive, creating student portfolios, and storing educational materials. Included in part 2 is a classroom rating scale to identify strengths and weaknesses in classroom organization. Part 3 deals with creating a literate environment. Part 4 shows how to use children's art as a main focus in planning the classroom arrangement. Part 5 is devoted to learning centers, providing management and documentation tips and ideas for creative, fun activities, while part 6 details several games to challenge children's minds and build skills. (KB)
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Class Activities, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Games, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Literacy Education, Primary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Young Children
Crystal Springs Books, Ten Sharon Road, Box 500, Peterborough, NH 03458-0500; Tel: 800-321-0401 (Toll-Free) ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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