Play, Projects, and Preschool Standards: Nurturing Children's Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning / Edition 1
  • Play, Projects, and Preschool Standards: Nurturing Children's Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning / Edition 1
  • Play, Projects, and Preschool Standards: Nurturing Children's Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning / Edition 1

Play, Projects, and Preschool Standards: Nurturing Children's Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning / Edition 1

by Gera Jacobs, Kathleen (Kathy) E. Crowley, Kathleen E. Crowley
     
 

The authors help readers create well-planned projects and activities that capture children's interest and develop the critical social and pre-academic skills identified in state standards.See more details below

Overview

The authors help readers create well-planned projects and activities that capture children's interest and develop the critical social and pre-academic skills identified in state standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412928021
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Marilou Hyson
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Addressing Preschool Standards in Developmentally Appropriate Ways
Defining the Standards
Meeting the Needs of All Children
Addresssing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Assessing Progress Toward Meeting the Standards
Summary
2. Designing the Environment With the Child in Mind
Creating a Welcoming Environment
Building Relationships
The Power of Choice
Arranging the Room for Exploration and Learning
Materials for Creating Engaging Interest Areas
Scheduling the Day for Play and Learning
Summary
3. Developing Positive Approaches to Learning and Social-Emotional Development
Developing Curiosity and Eagerness; Initiative and Persistence; Problem Solving and Reflection; Invention and Imagination; Self-Concept and Self-Confidence; Regulating Emotions; Respect and Appreciation; and Pro-Social Behaviors and Cooperation
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Approaches to Learning
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Social-Emotional Development
Developing Positive Approaches to Learning and Social-Emotional Development Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addressing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
4. Exploring the World Through Science
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Science
Science as Inquiry; Physical Science; Life Science; Earth and Space Science; Science and Technology; Science, Environment, and Society
Exploring the World and Science Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addressing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
5. Learning About Our Community Through Social Studies
Families/Cultures; Community/Civics; History/Time; Geography/Places, People, and Environments; and Economics
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Social Studies
Learning About Our Community and Social Studies Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addressing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
6. Engaging Children in Meaningful Literacy
Reading; Writing; Listening and Phonological Awareness; Speaking/Communicating and Oral Language Development; and Learning New Languages
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Language and Literacy
Engaging Children in Meaningful Literacy Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addressing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
7. Making Mathematics Inviting
Number Sense and Operations; Shapes/Geometry; Measurement; Data Analysis and Probability; and Patterns/Algebra
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for for Mathematics
Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addresssing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
8. Fostering Creativity Through the Arts
Visual Arts; Music; Creative Movement; and Dramatic Play
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Creative Arts
Fostering Creativity in the Arts Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addressing Standards Through Engaging Experience and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
9. Promoting Physical Development and Healthy Lifestyles
Gross Motor; Fine Motor; and Health and Safety
Sample Early Learning Guidelines for Physical Development and Health
Promoting Physcial Development and Healthy Lifestyles Through Projects
Designing the Environment
Addressing Standards Through Engaging Experiences and Activities
Supporting Children Who Are Bilingual Learners
Working With Children's Individual Needs
Summary
10. Putting It All Together
Addressing Standards in Developmentally Appropriate Ways
Addressing Standards and Benchmarks Through Projects, Studies, and Themes
Supporting the Transition to Kindergarten
Final Thoughts
Resources
Sample Signs for Interest Areas
Assessing Children's Progress Toward Standards
Sample Group Observation Tool for Language and Literacy
Sample Individual Child Observation Tool for Language and Literacy
Children's Books and Music
Resources for Teaching Bilingual Learners
Assessment Materials
Helpful Websites
References
For Further Reading
Index

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