No grade level needs this soul-searching examination more than kindergarten. This book maps a remarkable number of journeys toward this goal.
Author: Julie Diamond
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Today’s kindergarten teachers face enormous challenges to reach district-mandated academic standards. This book presents a model for 21st-century kindergartens that is rooted in child-centered learning and also shaped by the needs and goals of the present day. Classroom teachers working with diverse populations of students and focusing on issues of social justice provide vivid descriptions of classroom life across urban and rural communities. Teacher reflections and commentary from the editors link teacher decisions to principles of good practice. Teaching Kindergarten illustrates how a progressive, learning-centered approach can not only meet the equity and accountability goals of the Common Core State Standards but go well beyond that to educate the whole child. Book Features: Rich examples of learner-centered teaching in diverse public school settings.Depictions of integrated curricula in science, social studies, math, arts, and language arts that address Common Core and other standards.Connections to recent developmental research and pedagogy.Programs promoting social and cultural awareness.Photographs of children’s projects and a list of children’s books. “The teachers you are about to read tell stories no one has heard before, at a time when it is difficult to hear the individual voices in the classroom. No grade level needs this soul-searching examination more than kindergarten. This book maps a remarkable number of journeys toward this goal. I hope teachers will be inspired to add their own voices to the process of renewal.” —Vivian Gussin Paley, internationally renowned educator, author, and classroom teacher “We need this book. It speaks eloquently to what good practice looks like in real schools, as well as what it means to be a good teacher. These are stories of amazing educators whose work addresses what equity is all about—starting with 5 year olds. It’s too bad the next 12 years of school are not more like these kindergarten classrooms.” —Deborah Meier, education activist, senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education
For me (L. M. M.) kindergarten will always be special for a second reason: I
began my career teaching kindergarten almost three decades ago. However,
things were different then. There was no intentional teaching of literacy skills. As
a matter ...
Author: Lea M. McGee
Publisher: Guilford Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Kindergarten is a time for playful and enriching learning activities that support children's literacy emergence while enhancing their social and cognitive development. The routines of a busy, engaged, productive kindergarten classroom are vividly brought to life in this information-packed book. Demonstrated are whole-class and small-group strategies for helping children acquire concepts about print and the alphabet, build phonological and phonemic awareness, learn to read sight words, develop their listening comprehension and writing abilities, and much more.
Author: Margaret Berry WilsonPublish On: 2011-11-01
Offers advice for setting up a classroom for kindergarteners that meets their educational and developmental needs, with strategies for how to teach routines and schedules, promote student bonding, use creative teaching tools, and interact ...
Author: Margaret Berry Wilson
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
Offers advice for setting up a classroom for kindergarteners that meets their educational and developmental needs, with strategies for how to teach routines and schedules, promote student bonding, use creative teaching tools, and interact with parents.
Hailed by renowned educator Deborah Meier as “a rare and special pleasure to read,” Kindergarten explores a year in the life of a kindergarten classroom through the eyes of the gifted veteran teacher and author Julie Diamond.
Author: Julie Diamond
Publisher: The New Press
“[Diamond] has captured the world of the class—at times chaotic, always busy, usually inspired”— Essential reading for parents and teachers alike (Los Angeles Times). Hailed by renowned educator Deborah Meier as “a rare and special pleasure to read,” Kindergarten explores a year in the life of a kindergarten classroom through the eyes of the gifted veteran teacher and author Julie Diamond. In this lyrical, beautifully written first-person account, Diamond explains the logic behind the routines and rituals children need to thrive. As she guides us through all aspects of classroom life—the organization, curriculum, and relationships that create a unique class environment—we begin to understand what kindergarten can and should be: a culture that builds children’s desire to understand the world and lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Kindergarten makes a compelling case for an expansive definition of teaching and learning, one that supports academic achievement without sacrificing students’ curiosity, creativity, or development of social values. Diamond’s celebration of the possibilities of classroom life is a welcome antidote to today’s test-driven climate. Written for parents and teachers alike, Kindergarten offers a rare glimpse into what’s really going on behind the apparent chaos of a busy kindergarten classroom, sharing much-needed insights into how our children can have the best possible early school experiences. “As a classroom insider, Diamond pulls back the curtain and allows parents and others a view of how an effective classroom actually works.” —Library Journal “An extraordinary resource for parents and teachers at all stages. It is honest and masterful, engrossing and unique. And it is utterly real.” —Ruth Sidney Charney, author of Teaching Children to Care
Teaching kindergarten is a package for the kindergarten teacher who wants to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classrom.
Author: Bonnie Brown Walmsley
Teaching kindergarten is a package for the kindergarten teacher who wants to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classrom. It offers a full year's worth of day-to-day child-centered activities in one resource. Teachers are invited to becom partners in the curriculum, making it their own.
Kindergarten teachers are notoriously under funded and often depend heavily on
the help of parents both to get ready for the School year and during the year to
serve as “classroom moms” to help out with Children who need to go to the ...
Author: Harriette Harbour
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Getting prepared for any big new event is all about eliminating the element of surprise. That is why soldiers go to boot camp, why athletes practice for months before competition and why actors rehearse nonstop before show day. And it’s what drives parents like you and me to start months, maybe years before your child goes to kindergarten to remove any element of surprise in what will happen that day and so you know your child is prepared in every possible way for that day she walks into kindergarten. - Guaranteed no stress kindergarten teaching - Avoid the top 10 kindergarten teaching mistakes - Tips that will make you guru in kindergarten teaching - And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!
Instruction. You may wish to make the following observations: • Did the children
know the sequence of number names? Did they remember them consistently? •
Did the children count with one-to-one correspondence, tagging each item as
Author: Chris Confer
Publisher: Math Solutions
The teaching number sense series focuses on the critical role that number sense plays in students' developing mathematical understanding. Number sense encompasses a wide range of abilities, including being able to make reasonable estimates and to think and reason flexibly.
Inside the Classroom is a collection of articles by Bobbi Fisher, many of which first appeared in Teaching Pre K/8. Fisher, who has taught both kindergarten and first grade, is often asked by teachers where they can find her articles.
Author: Bobbi Fisher
Kindergarten and first grade have many similarities as far as classroom management, organization, and materials: children are engaged in writing, reading, literature, social studies, and science. Although each grade is unique, many of the concepts and teaching strategies appropriate to one can easily be applied to the other. Inside the Classroom is a collection of articles by Bobbi Fisher, many of which first appeared in Teaching Pre K/8. Fisher, who has taught both kindergarten and first grade, is often asked by teachers where they can find her articles. Inside the Classroom is the answer. Here elementary teachers will learn how to set up a classroom environmental conductive to learning, how to create a positive classroom community, how to use reading and writing throughout the curriculum, how to assist emergent and initial readers, answers to spelling questions, and how to conduct a "visitors day".
As you read this book about the role of Kindergarten teachers in the classroom, as teachers, parents, and educators you will know that early childhood is the most critical period in human growth and development of young children.
Author: Mary Bertha Brown
As you read this book about the role of Kindergarten teachers in the classroom, as teachers, parents, and educators you will know that early childhood is the most critical period in human growth and development of young children. Early childhood educators from the classroom have help me develop this book such as Piaget, James Hymes, and Marie Montessori. Each Kindergarten teacher will acutely aware that a student's future attitude toward learning is often determined by early educational experiences. As Kindergarten teachers learning is an essential part of every child's life. Therefore, if we desire to enable each child to learn more, time for learning and appropriate play material must be provided for them by the Kindergarten teacher. The roles of the Kindergarten teachers are very rewarding and challenging. I believe my book, The Role of the Kindergarten Teacher in the Classroom, hope that it will provide some practical suggestions for those teachers of young children who are searching for more effective learning strategies.
Kindergarten teachers play an important role in children's kindergarten experiences.
Author: Elvie Germino-Hausken
Publisher: Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences
Category: Early childhood education
Kindergarten classroom activities typically cover many of the language arts and math concepts and skills that provide important foundations for learning throughout the elementary school years. Kindergarten teachers play an important role in children's kindergarten experiences. This report examines aspects of the kindergarten experience through a national profile of teachers of the kindergarten class of 1998-99 in the U.S. It presents data collected from questionnaires completed by 3,102 kindergarten teachers. The report describes the demographic characteristics and professional qualifications of the kindergarten teachers in both public and private school kindergartens. Also examines data on the schools and classrooms where they teach. Tables and graphs.
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This text encourages the student to rethink what constitutes good practice and gives guidance in organizing classrooms and programs in ways that apply what we know about learning and teaching in a balanced kindergarten curriculum.
Author: J. Amos Hatch
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Teaching in the New Kindergarten prepares early education students, kindergarten teachers and supervisors to serve the educational needs of children while satisfying the academic expectations that have arisen from standards-based reform efforts. This text encourages the student to rethink what constitutes good practice and gives guidance in organizing classrooms and programs in ways that apply what we know about learning and teaching in a balanced kindergarten curriculum. It offers a clear idea of what should be taught in each subject matter area based on the latest recommendations from scholarly organizations, state and district curriculum guides, widely adopted texts and published advice from experts in early childhood and each discipline. For math, science, literacy, social studies, physical education and the arts, the author fully discusses the concepts, skills, operations, processes, understandings and dispositions that make up the substance for what should be taught at this level. One of the goals of the text is to bring balance to kindergarten teaching and move away from the idea that one teaching strategy fits all. The author also guides the professional educator in making sound instructional decisions for children with disabilities who are included in kindergarten classes. To further aid the educator, several strategies are outlined for ongoing collection of assessment data, in support of the importance placed on recording students' accomplishments. In conclusion, the text presents a week in the new kindergarten, centered on a particular theme to illustrate for the reader the practical applications of the ideas introduced in the text and how they can be integrated into meaningful classroom activities. The entire text is presented in a personal and practical tone, using a host of real world examples throughout.
For many years Letterland has led children to skillful reading, accurate spelling and a love of literacy.
Author: Stamey Carter
For many years Letterland has led children to skillful reading, accurate spelling and a love of literacy. Now this sequel Step-by-Step Letterland Guide provides fresh support for your children's second school year in their journey to full literacy.
The primary purpose of this book is to give music teachers a realistic guide to
providing a musical education for young children ... This is a practical guide to teaching Kindergarten music classes (predominantly ages five and six),
grounded in ...
Author: Micheal Houlahan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom is the first comprehensive handbook to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in early childhood classrooms. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six years of field-testing with music kindergarten teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Hungary (the home country of Zoltán Kodály), authors Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka have developed a methodology specifically for 21st century classrooms. Houlahan and Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for kindergarteners' particular developmental stages but also one which integrates vertically between kindergarten and elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching kindergarteners to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze, and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be. Over 100 children's books are incorporated into Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom, as well as 35 detailed lesson plans that demonstrate how music and literacy curriculum goals are transformed into tangible musical objectives. Scholarly yet practical and accessible, this volume is sure to be an essential guide for kindergarten and early childhood music teachers everywhere.
Makes a sweet going away gift for classroom teacher.Awesome and creative group card idea for teachers from classroom students with lots of room to write thank yous!Teaching Kindergarten is My Jam Journal or notebook for to the best teacher ...
Author: Sneat Publishing
Publisher: Independently Published
An inexpensive and practical end of the school year gift for teachers. Nice appreciation gift under $10.00!This teacher appreciation notebook or journal is the perfect way to say thank you to your difference making teacher. Express your gratitude with this gift! With over 50 double-sided sheets (100+ writing pages) of lined journal paper, this cute and heartfelt notebook makes a touching (and practical) gift for educators, Sunday school teachers, elementary or preschool teachers. Makes a sweet going away gift for classroom teacher.Awesome and creative group card idea for teachers from classroom students with lots of room to write thank yous!Teaching Kindergarten is My Jam Journal or notebook for to the best teacher makes a wonderful gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or week. It's also a perfect Thank You, Retirement or Year End Gift. This notebook is better than a teacher thank you card.A full-color SOFT cover notebook will remind your teacher that their hard work is appreciated. The 7"x10" size makes this notebook a portable size to keep in a purse, briefcase, desk or as a bedside notebook.A lovely journal for teachers, perfect for: Teacher Appreciation GiftsTeacher End of the School Year GiftsTeacher Thank You GiftsTeacher Inspirational Quote GiftsTeacher Retirement GiftsAnd more.....