Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Integrating Strategies into Lesson Plans

For your early work today, name all of the strategies that we have discussed the past two weeks.  Hint: there are 11.

Next, create a chart using a 4 x 4 table.  Label the rows I do, We do, You do.  Label the columns Sample 1, Sample 2, Sample 3

Last, enter the names of strategies into the "Sample Lessons" where they would be used.  Use each strategy only once.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Today we are beginning Chapter 12 over pregnancy and childbirth.  For today's early work, define the following vocab terms.

  1. conception
  2. cervix
  3. embryo
  4. fetus
  5. amniotic fluid
  6. placenta
  7. umbilical cord
  8. obstetrician-gynecologist
  9. ultrasound
  10. amniocentesis
  11. lactation
  12. labor

Communication Notes

Read and discuss the following Google Slides presentation.  Take note.

Communication Notes Presentation

Complete the last slide with a partner - write down your responses.  We'll discuss them as a class after the role play.

Preschool Art

Think about yesterday's activity and answer the questions below.

  1. What can preschoolers learn from each of these activities.  Be specific.  List each activity and tell what they can learn.
  2. What other supplies would make these activities better?
  3. What problems do you foresee in working with children on these activities.
  4. How could you relate these activities to other classroom activities? 

Hand Print Art

Paint Blot Art

Scribble Art

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Parenting Decisions Jigsaw

Today, we will be working on a top ten Parenting Decisions jigsaw.  Use the following link to find out more:


Do you remember your favorite story book as a child?  For your early work today, tell us the name of your story, who wrote it, and what it is about.  Also, describe for us what makes it a great story and why you would share it with children.

After class discussion of your favorite stories, you'll take notes on storytelling for preschoolers.

Then you will watch  the following story on Youtube and rate it using the rating scale passed out in class.

  Below is Mrs. Holcomb's favorite children's book.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Anticipation Guides

For today's early work, answer/complete the following:

  1. What do you think another name for an essential questions is ____________.
  2. What grade levels could anticipation guides be used for?
  3. What strategy could you use during the discussion portion of an anticipation guide? (hint tps)
  4. Who creates the questions for an anticipation guide?
  5. What type of stories or books can anticipation guides be used for?
  6. Select a children's story book.  Create an anticipation guide for the story.