ERIC Number: ED443507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices Portfolio, 1998-99.
Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Early Childhood Education.
Based on the premise that the best teachers are those who have a firm understanding of the developmental needs of children and plan learning experiences to meet these needs, this resource guide was designed to provide prekindergarten teachers with a collection of classroom ideas and activities that serve as examples of how educators can facilitate children's development and skills. The guide begins with discussions regarding how four-year-olds learn, suggestions for managing the classroom, and tips for noting children's progress. The activities are grouped by skill area: (1) language and literacy (oral language, written language, listening, reading, training materials for teachers); (2) math concepts (number, classification, sequencing/ordering, spatial, time); (3) science; (4) social studies; (5) social and personal competence; and (6) creative expression (art, music, movement, training materials for teachers). Each lesson plan follows the same format: (1) skill focused on in the activity; (2) suggested materials; (3) teacher input (key concepts, ideas, and interactions to focus and facilitate the learning process); (4) procedures; (5) independent learning center suggestions; and (6) extension ideas for additional activities. The guide concludes with a resources section containing a book list, interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. (KB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Childhood Needs, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Expression, Educational Resources, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Mathematics Activities, Preschool Education, Professional Development, School Readiness, Science Activities, Social Studies, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Early Childhood Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia