John Danner: A Bold Vision of Online Learning Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below. This evening, Sugata Mitra was awarded the TEDPrize, which comes with a $1 million check and the commitment of TEDsters to help fulfill a wish of the winner. Professor Mitra is one of the pioneers in online learning, working in the slums of India.
Preschool Worksheets and Printables Help prepare your child for elementary school and beyond! These preschool worksheets are easy to download and help make early learning engaging for your 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old. Guide your child through these preschool worksheets to teach him about letters, music, shapes, imaginative play, and more. Preschool worksheets are great learning tools for young children. Rachel Ignotofsky’s Quirky Body Systems Designer and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky created these wonderfully quirky and creative anatomical posters. These are really fun for a kids room, especially if you don’t want real human anatomy up on their walls. You can purchase them over at Rachel’s Etsy site!
Toddler Information and Articles How to support your child's learning JODIE BENVENISTE Our children are little learning machines - every day, and in almost every way, they're learning. And long before they get to school, all this activity helps them get ready for a more formal learning environment. Welcome the Brown Wiggle Kids Arts and Crafts Activities Looking for an art activity to do with your kids? You’ve come to the right place! You can find over 500 kids arts and crafts activities and ideas here on The Artful Parent. Measuring America's Decline, in Three Charts In recent years, a number of international surveys have raised alarms that the United States is falling behind other countries in terms of educational achievement. Now there is another one, and its findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity. In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, the new study shows, younger Americans are at or near the bottom of the standings among advanced countries. The survey was carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a Paris-based forum and research group, which counts thirty-three high- and middle-income countries among its members. Some of its findings have been well covered elsewhere, particularly by the Times’ editorial board and its economics columnist Eduardo Porter.
Preschool Apple Week - Crafts, Activities & Books 7K+ Last week in preschool we learned about apples. What a fun week we had tasting, counting, painting, exploring and reading about apples. It was a great way to kick off the official start of fall ( even if we don't really see or feel fall here in South FL). Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products - Environment - GOOD Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process. Cleaning up your act isn't as straightforward as running to the pharmacy and picking out a bottle covered in claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability, however. Preschool Teaching "Help! I am teaching four and five year olds. What do I do?"
Exploring newspaper Newspaper is a fun medium for exploration in preschool. We started out in circletime with reading a few headlines and hunting for a letter ‘Nn’ and different colors in our newspapers… I brought over a random stack of newspapers to look through and each child had their own to open, fold, close, and “read” as we went along with our morning circletime… This wasn’t a “sit and listen to me” circletime session. I simply modeled a little newspaper reading for the children as they explored their own newspapers and we talked about what they were finding through casual conversation…. After circletime, the children found a variety of newspaper activities throughout the classroom including these interesting newspaper paint brushes I made for them to paint with…
October Preschool Curriculum, Tree Theme, Pumpkins, Fall, Halloween Theme, Activities Preschool Lesson Plans May Week 3 Review Letters – Number 11 Flower Week Day 1 Circle Time: The Tiny SeedRead the story "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle to the children. If you don't have the story "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle you may be able to borrow the book from your local library. Next, have the children match up the flowers to the flower pots by letters. Flower Letter Match Up Review Letters A – J
Peacocks Theme - Peacock Activities For Kids What are generally known as peacocks are actually male peafowl. The females are called peahen and the babies are peachicks. It is the male of the species which has the beautiful feathers, which are shown off when he fans his tail. Peafowl are very noisy and if they are in the vicinity you will know it early in the morning! The peacock is the national bird of India. Fun facts: A group of peafowl is known as a "party" or a "pride".
Family Science Name: nicki Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Place objects pertaining to a family into a box. Include items such as a baby rattle, a toothbrush, a comb, baby bottle, etc.