The Weekly Curriculum Book: 52 Complete Preschool Themes

The Weekly Curriculum Book: 52 Complete Preschool Themes

by Barbara Backer, Joan Waites
     
 

What's your plan? If you're not sure, this great big book has the answer With 52 weekly plans, it's easy to come up with appropriate learning experiences that children will love. This essential classroom resource has activities for every day of the year.

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What's your plan? If you're not sure, this great big book has the answer With 52 weekly plans, it's easy to come up with appropriate learning experiences that children will love. This essential classroom resource has activities for every day of the year.

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Children's Literature
This hefty book contains 52 weeks of activities to help preschool teachers solve the challenge of planning learning experiences. Each week's activities include an opening activity, curriculum vocabulary, extension activities, learning center ideas and a list of related literature. Most materials needed are found objects or reasonably priced ones, and the variety of activities is a fresh approach from the usual holiday/seasonal ones. The author stresses that themes should be used according to the children's interests, not consecutively as listed. The activities provide a variety of experiences using all developmental areas, however, it would have been useful for beginning teachers to have those developmental areas or the purpose for the experience stated. This would have provided impetus for teachers to casually assess how individual children were performing in particular areas. Variety is important but teachers should know why they are providing experiences, not just keeping children entertained. The majority of activities are teacher directed, but some could be adapted to provide more child-directed experiences. The book is a useful addition to the repertoire of the preschool teacher. 2003, Gryphon House, Ages adult professional.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876592823
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
240,079
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Barbara Backer, M.Ed., is an early childhood consultant and freelance writer who taught preschool for 20 years. For the past 11 years she has written extensively for preschool teachers and parents of preschool children. She has authored more than a dozen books and published over one hundred articles in magazines such as Woman's Day, Parent & Child, First Teacher, Highlights for Children, and Early Childhood News. Barbara received an award for Distinguished Merit in Education Publishing from the Education Press of America (EdPress) and a journalism award from the National Stuttering Foundation of America.

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