Preschool Activities and Lesson Plans Paint the Blocks: Wash Them Clean Preschool Foundations – Physical Development/Manipulative Skills 3.1 and 3.2 (Gross and Fine Motor Coordination) Objective: Children will practice fine-motor and problem-solving skills Group size: 3-4 children Materials: Tempera paints; brushes; old wooden blocks; dishpan with warm, sudsy...Read More
Preschool Activities and Lesson Plans The Foundations for Physical Development at 48 months are: Maintain balance while holding still. Distinguish movements that are up and down and to the side of the body. Chelsea Stuart Ross, a preschool teacher in Sacramento, offers a week-long integrated lesson that includes activities to encourage social-emotional, physical, and...Read More
This months Common Core States Standard is based on Mathematics – Measurement & Data: Classify objects and count the number of objects in categories. 1. Marble Painting Shapes Graph Materials: construction paper, large and small marbles, paint, scissors, bulletin board space with yarn (or use colored paper rolls with felt pen lines) Process: Each student chooses a round,...Read More
This month’s Common Core State Standards based lesson in English/Language Arts provides you with a number of activities the teacher can implement for children to successfully demonstrate their understanding of retelling key ideas and details of a story. Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Common Core Standard: English/Language Arts Reading Standard for Literature: Key Ideas and...Read More
Geometry: Identify and Describe Shapes/Language: Conventions of Standard English Capitalization, Punctuation and Spelling When Writing
For the month of September 2011, we bring you two great lessons based on the Common Core State Standards! The first is for geometry and the second works on helping children learn to write their name. Common Core State Standard for Geometry: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres), describe their positions as...Read More
Reading Standards: Foundational Skills – Phonological Awareness #2. Recognize and Produce Rhyming Words/Mathematics Measurement & Data #3 – Classify Objects and Count the Number of Objects in Each Category.
Reading Standards: Foundational Skills – Phonological Awareness #2. Recognize and produce rhyming words. Mathematics Measurement & Data #3 – Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thanks to Dr. Linda Clinard of UC Irvine and ThinkTogether Early...Read More