Tuesday, February 28, 2017


For today's early work, create  a T-chart.  Put the following titles on the top of the chart:

  • Friends DO
  • Friends DON'T

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early Work

For early work today, define the first 11 terms on page 289, chapter 13.  We are starting the topic of The Development of Children.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Labor and Birth

Read aloud section 6-1, Labor and Birth.  Takes notes by copying and completing the following.

Early Signs of labor

Full Term = __________________________________
Premature = __________________________________

False Labor

The three stages of labor
  Stage 1
 1. Dilate = ____________________________________
 2. Transition = ________________________________

  Stage 2
 1.  Crowning = ______________________________________
 2.  The baby is _________________.

 Stage 3

 The _________________ is expelled.

Human Development Work Day

Complete the chapter 12 review on page page 286; 1-10.

Make sure your prenatal diet analysis is finished. We will go over them tomorrow.


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 books.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Work Day Today

Today we are reviewing chapter 5.  Your assignment is to complete the crossword puzzle and turn it in for points.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Prenatal Care

Read pages 267-269 and answer the following...

  1. How often should a pregnant woman see a doctor for prenatal care?
  2. What does an obstetrician do?
  3. What is the average recommended weight gain for a pregnant woman?
  4. What are the two best and safest exercises for a pregnant woman?
  5. How many hours of sleep are recommended for a pregnant woman?
Links for today's class

Friday, February 10, 2017


For today's EW, write three I-messages for each of the following scenarios.

  1.  You lent a friend a CD.  When she returns it, it is bent and unusable.  What do you say?
  2. Your co-worker is not doing his fair share of the nightly clean up.  Your are getting stuck with everything. What do you say?
  3. Your significant other is very friendly with members of the opposite sex.  They are flirting.  You don't like it.  What do you say?
  4. Your friend told some other people about a secret you shared.  You are humiliated and hurt.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Social and Moral Development

Today, we will be continuing  in chapter 14 on Social and Moral Development.   We will be doing a jigsaw activity for this.  For more information click the following link:

Getting Your Lessons Started

Often people say that the toughest part of teaching a lesson is getting it started...

  1. How will I get the students's full attention?
  2. What can I do to pique their interested?
  3. How can I be sure that they'll want to learn this at all???
There is no one sure fire answer.  That is because there are too many variables like topic content, teaching style, student background knowledge, and available resources.  

Possibly, the best way to go is to find what engages you as a teacher.  If you are excited about the activity or lesson, then you are more likely to get your students excited and engaged.  You want to be the contagious element when it comes to gaining their attention and interest in the lesson.  

Aside from your attitude about the lesson, there are a number of things you can actually "DO" to start a lesson....  read a story, show a video, pose a question, do a k-w-l, etc..

Early Work  - Perhaps here is a great place to introduce what is known as the "Anticipatory Set" aspect of a lesson plan.  To begin understanding what an anticipatory set is, you can further your reading here.    Also, to view many examples of an anticipatory set click here.

What anticipatory sets are you thinking of using in your lessons?  Maybe you have already used one and didn't even know it.


EW - Using your text as a reference (pg 105), describe the process of conception with the following terms:

  • conception
  • Fallopian tube
  • uterus
  • ovary
  • ovum
  • sperm
  • fertilize
  • zygote
**Use complete sentences and paragraph form.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Text Book Scavenger Hunt

For your early work today, you will complete a textbook scavenger hunt using a reader's digest.  This will kick off our topic of reading strategies.

As you complete the scavenger hunt, be thinking about how you would/could use this in an elementary aged classroom.  Be prepared to discuss.

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

Presenting Today

We need to wrap up the jigsaw presentations from  Friday.

Emotional Development from 4-6

Define the following vocab terms for today's early work.  
  1. self-confidence
  2. initiative
  3. tension
  4. aggressive behavior
  5. competition
  6. moral development

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Parenting Decisions Jigsaw

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

Review Day

We have come to the end of chapter 4.  We will use today as a review day/work day.  Your assignment is to complete the chapter review on page 104, # 1-12.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Teen Parenthood

Today's early work - answer the following about yesterday's reading...

  1. What are the seven possible consequences of a sexually active teen?
  2. What does it mean to be abstinent?
  3. What are the three options for teens who become pregnant?
Hold for discussion.