Common Core Posters Whether you teach Pre-K or Kindergarten these lesson plans provide a great deal of flexibility to meet your common core standards. Many districts are required to post the common core standards that are the focus of their daily instruction. Each poster below includes a picture related to the Kinderplans lesson plan program so that you can quickly refer to these to see how the objectives are met. These are written in "kid friendly" language.
Creating the Block Center This post is part 2 of a series of posts about learning centers. This post will focus on the block center. I have repeated the general guidelines for setting up centers from the initial post.
If you would like to read about creating an art center, then click here. Setting up Learning Centers Organizing, developing, and carrying out centers is an extremely complex task and one made of up many layers. When the work is put in up front and centers are well thought out and planned for, they can run smoothly and offer great academic, social-emotional, and developmental value to an early childhood classroom.
These are a few of the resources I have used over the years to assist me in implementing learning centers with young children.
General Guidelines for Learning Centers Organize Using Appropriate and Engaging Materials Every learning center should contain materials that are displayed in a neat organized and attractive manner.
Materials should be on display on low, open shelves that are within reach of the child.
Materials, activities, and equipment should be stored in their own containers. Label each storage container with both a picture and words written in the correct mix of capital and lowercase letters.
Designate a special place on the shelf for each individual container with a corresponding label.
Supervising All Centers When setting up your room for learning centers, consider whether you will be able to visually manage activities in all of the centers from wherever you are in the room.
Look at the way centers are arranged in relationship to one another. Your students need to be able to moved freely from one center to another without disrupting the work of other children.
Define Clear Center Boundaries Clearly define the space in each center using small area rugs, colored tape lines on the floor, or by arranging shelves and other pieces of furniture to create and define center boundaries.
Using Signs Label each center clearly with center signs that include words and pictures that define that particular learning center.
Block Center When young children build with blocks, they learn about mathematical concepts such as quantity, size, shape, and number. They become mindful of scientific principles such as the force of gravity and the operation of simple machines such as levers and inclined planes.
They learn to think, plan, and problem solve as they work with others and their structures take shape. Oftentimes, the block center is one of the first ones early childhood teachers get rid of or don't use, when, in fact, it may be the most important center of all. Block play gives children opportunities to create, cooperate, and communicate with others.
It supports social learning through children working together to share materials, space, and ideas. It supports literacy development when children "write" signs and "read" task cards.In includes all of these posters, activity cards, and centers to help you be successful in your classroom.
The pack includes MULTIPLE activities for each center and it also goes even more into depth as to how I run my centers and the management of my center time. They are fool-proof. They work. They are what kids need to succeed, and hopefully what your kids are craving. "Literacy Centers for Primary Grades" give you everything you need to have a year’s worth of quality centers.
We have Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade teachers tell us they use these tools. Sep 12, · This post could alternatively be titled "what works for me" because lets face it, there are a million ways to do centers, and what works one year with one class, might be completely awful another year with another barnweddingvt.com: Sweet Kindergarten.
Apr 11, · April writing activities, learning about life cycles, eggs and chicks and butterflies, oh my! Chatty Class Class Management Strategies Digraphs Activities and Ideas Phonics Fluency Notebooks Sight Words Sentences Cards Fun Ideas and Centers for First Grade, Kindergarten, or really any age that you want to teach sight words to.
Keep name writing activities available in the writing center The writing center is the perfect place for children to find materials to write their names with. Our writing center is constantly evolving, and you can see how I set it up at one point in my classroom.
These 14 print and play alphabet activities and centers are perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms to explore letters! Grab the alphabet activities in our Teachers Pay Teachers store, or snag the HUGE Print and Play Centers Bundle to have skills-based centers planned for you all year long.