In our third article in our community helpers unit, we will teach about the role of the farmer. There is a book list and plenty of worksheets included for this lesson as well as a fun recipe for the students to create.
Lesson Plans for Pre-K and K
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This pumpkin project can be as simple as finger painting with orange paint, tearing and decorating the paper plate with orange paper, or it can be as detailed as tearing paper to create a jack-o-lantern face. Whatever the procedure, the result is a cute harvest decoration for any age.
This art project is not only a cute autumn decoration, but it also helps in the review of shapes and colors with the kindergarten children. Even though all of the shapes should be pre-cut prior to this arty project, the children will have the opportunity to find the correct shape when instructed.
Beginning interactive writing in the classroom takes a little preparation. You will need to gather materials and make a plan for managing the lesson.
This is the last in a series of articles on using interactive writing in the classroom. Here you will find a classroom example of putting interactive writing into practice.
Fine motor skills and dexterity play such an important role in preparing a kindergarten child to hold a pencil for writing. This project can be completed by using a variety of different materials, with each material making the apple tree take on a completely different look. Great for class decor.
Automatically, most children think of apples as being sweet and red. By doing this food experience taste test, using an assortment of different types of apples, children will learn to identify their favorites. This project will also introduce them to the process of voting and establishing a graph.
After the leaves turn colors and fall to the ground, take your class on a nature walk. Each child should collect a bag of leaves while out on the walk. Upon returning to the classroom, provide your children with a piece of posterboard and allow them to create a “Fall Collage”.
Teaching the value of money by using a counting chart is the way that I have found to teach young children the concept of money. The method includes the aid of a 1-100 counting chart and has proven to be an efficient tool for me for several years.
When teaching early readers to learn words, the teacher can write each word in a different color to help the students to distinguish between words. This strategy will help teachers to teach concepts of print.
This is a phonics and reading lesson for Kindergarten students to learn their names. This lesson includes an introduction to names, crafts, phonics, learning words, concepts of print, chunking words and even graphing.