My Montessori Journey: Free Downloads One of the questions I get most frequently from parents of my students is, "Is s/he playing with the other children?" I realize that a major reason that many parents send their children to preschool is to prepare them for kindergarten. A large part of that preparedness is what we often refer to as "socialization." As I have mulled over this question and how I tend to respond to it, I was inspired to write this post about the many aspects of socialization. First of all, in the preschool classroom children learn how to follow directions given by adults who are not their parents. In our classroom we focus on the following four group time behaviors: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) I have always had these same expectations for group time behavior. "Legs criss-cross, Legs criss-cross, Hands in your lap, Hands in your lap. This year for the first time I have added picture cards which correspond to our group behavior expectations. Download Picture prompts for line time behavior Whew!
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- Icebreaker games collection Starfall: Learn to Read with Phonics, Learn Mathematics First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts ESL Kids Worksheets, for Teaching English to Children About Me: Worksheets These worksheets relate to vocabulary, grammar and sentences related to self-introduction and giving information about oneself. You will find worksheets on telling someone about your name and age.Printable worksheets for teaching About Me: WorksheetsDownload and Print Actions Verbs: Simple Present Worksheets These worksheets relate to vocabulary of action verbs in the present simple tense. You will find tracing worksheets, crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, matching exercises and more.Printable worksheets for teaching Actions Verbs: Simple Present WorksheetsDownload and Print Actions Verbs: Present Progressive Worksheets These worksheets relate to vocabulary of action verbs used in the present progressive or continuous tense. Animals on the Farm Worksheets These worksheets relate to vocabulary, grammar and sentences related to animals on the farm. Body Parts Worksheets These parts of the body worksheets will help to practice vocabulary, grammar and sentences.
What Is Your Learning Style? What Is Your Learning Style? This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. By the end, you may have some new insights into your learning preferences. Editor's Note (2013): There is no scientific evidence, as of yet, that shows that people have specific, fixed learning styles or discrete intelligences, nor that students benefit when teachers target instruction to a specific learning style or intelligence. Phonics Fun | The Little Learning Zone Vowels 1. Long i Fries 2. Long i pad 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. Going to the Movies 11. Painting Sentences Silent E 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. Blends 1. 2. 4. 6. 7. Consonant Digraphs 1. 2. 3. Vowel Digraphs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Dipthongs 1. 2. R Controlled 1. 2. 3. 4. Vowel Teams 1. 2. 3. 2 Vowels Go Walking Song 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.Boot or Foot? 9. Build A Fence Long Vowel Game (Advanced Code) 10. Falling Leaves (Long Vowel) Multi Syllabic Compound Words 1. 2. Kids transform into mad scientists, mixing ingredients to concoct a compound word! Contractions 1. 2.
Universal Preschool.com Play to Learn Preschool: Spelling our Names Recently we posted some of the ways that we help our preschool students practice writing their names. Writing is not the only thing we do with names, though! Another important activity is learning to spell our names. We sing lots of songs and rhymes with our names, and these are 10 of our favorite ways to practice them during centers: Name Puzzles Write the child's name on a piece of cardstock. Sentence Strip Matching Program sentence strips with each child's name. In September we used apples and in October we used leaves. Star and basic shapes work well any time of year. In My Name vs. Print a sorting mat and provide a bowl of letter manipulatives. Letter Beads We have a set of Learning Resources beads that the students use to make name necklaces. Pattern Block Letters We love these amazing free printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Magnet Center We use our magnetic white board to practice lots of skills, including spelling our names. Clothespin Dinosaurs Clothespin Folders
Hands-On Apps for Diverse Learners Using games to teach can increase student engagement and add meaning to learning. Hands-on apps give children the ability to mix tactile play with a digital experience. Thanks to augmented reality, more and more apps in the market blur the line between digital and analog. For example, Bloxels, new from Pixel Press, uses color-coded blocks that can be scanned in with an iPad camera to create a video game level. Hands-On Game Jam This summer, I organized a hands-on game jam day at the A. For the opening whole-group session, I showed a BrainPOP video about video games. Teachers next hosted 30-minute breakout sessions in different classrooms, taking care to ensure that students were as active as possible in playing, creating, and designing. One room featured Compose Yourself, a new game from ThinkFun (publisher of the coding board game Robot Turtles, Laser Maze, MakerStudio, and other fun learning toys). Playing With Tech Constructasaurus, playable for free on BrainPOP Jr.'
Gross Motor Phonics Games Learn through Movement - Gross Motor Phonics Games On Monday I shared the first post in the Learn through Movement series I'm doing with Mess for Less and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. For three days this week each of us will post an activity to help children learn while moving and playing. Monday - Math I set up two simple gross motor phonics games for my older boys. Supplies: (affiliate links provided) I set up two game grids with sidewalk chalk. The instructions were simple. To extend the phonics lesson, when JZ blended the letters he thought of a few words that start or end with the blend. The rules were the same for J-Bug. I think his puck landed on the letter C about ten times. If you don't have a hockey set, don't let that stop you! Be sure and visit Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas to see their Musical Sight Word game and Mess for Less to see their I Spy game. You might also enjoy the Play Inspired by Nature series being shared by members of:
20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers I’ve been sharing a lot of simple science experiments for kids on my facebook page lately, and the response from you guys has been terrific! Wow! You really love your science, don’t you? Well guess what! I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of my favourite science activities for fodders and preschoolers for you. 20 science activities for toddlers and preschoolers Set up a colour laboratory with water, bubbles and an assortment of containers and fine motor instruments. Watch a bar of Ivory soap expand to 6 times its size in a minute and a half! A few rocks, a jar and a small toy animal are fun for teaching kids about water displacement. Kids can practice spelling their name or simply create stunning pictures with this salt, glue and watercolour experiment. Watch and learn how salt helps to melt ice in the following FANTASTIC activities! Kids AND adults will absolutely love blowing these GIANT homemade bubbles! Watch a the slow process of a grape turning into a raisin. Happy Experimenting!
Rainbow Dyed Daisies I love daisies. Their sweet summer faces always delight me as they freckle the fields. I thought it might be fun to use that daisy white as a palette for a rainbow of colors. My littlest and I really enjoyed watching them change color over time. Best part... it's super simple. Gather up some daisies. Cut the daisy stems below water at an angle and cut them fairly short, so the dye has less to travel up. Place 10-20 drops of food coloring into a small vase or jar (or we used tall shot glasses). Add warm water to the dye and place your daisies in their new colored drink! Leave them overnight and wake up to a rainbow!! Can you tell I was in love with this project?! So pretty. In daisy love,