Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood
Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood
Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood

Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood

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Teacher Partner Janine Levin recently introduced coffee beans into her Sand and Water area. The beans provided some great sensory experiences. The smell encouraged conversations about the familiarity of the aroma. Scooping, moving, and measuring beans allowed children to observe and discuss how its properties are different and similar from those of sand and water. What other materials do you incorporate in the Sand and Water area?

In this blog post, Teacher Partner Janine reminds us that not all planned activities in the classroom, such as a playdough cooking experience, go according to plan--in a wonderful way! Have you ever had a planned classroom activity that the children led down another route?

"I can't wait to introduce this to my students next year. It's the same phone we had when I was a teenager! Bringing this telephone into the classroom will open up the door for many discussions: How is this phone the same and how is it different from the phones we use today? Why do you think phones are now cordless? Once I clean it & take off the phone cable, I think I will place it in the Discovery area so we can explore the phone and its parts, and see how it works." -Medinah, Pre-K…

An idea for organizing materials for back to school! A Pre-K teacher in a special ed classroom in Florida created bins for housing “on the go” writing supplies. She labeled each bin w/ a child’s name. This ensures that each child has the most developmentally appropriate tools for his/her individual skill level. When children are able to easily grab their bins filled w/ scissors, glue, crayons & markers they are more likely to engage in writing/drawing experiences as they work in interest…

Breeyn spent time in a toddler classroom in Lancaster, PA yesterday and saw this great idea in a two-year-old classroom! The teacher’s addition of this simple shelf riser during her welcome activities encouraged the children to refine their fine motor skills while at the same time expanding on their persistence and problem solving skills. Using the materials in their classroom in a new way provides many ways to build upon this activity.

As our Teacher Partner Janine is wrapping up her last day of school with warm hugs and smiles, we just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the important work you do!

At #TeachingStrategies, we're proud to be working with #earlychildhood programs to implement solutions that support effective teaching and children's development and learning. In this video, you'll hear how Camden City Public Schools in Camden, NJ use #TheCreativeCurriculum for Preschool and #TeachingStrategiesGOLD to link curriculum and assessment to achieve positive child outcomes.

"We’ve also been talking quite a bit about who uses balls in their jobs. We learned about the role a wrecking ball plays on a demolition site. The children used various materials from the Art area to create their own wrecking ball to use in the Block area. This experience, initiated by the children, provided a wonderful opportunity for us to have a conversation about using materials safely in the classroom and the importance of being aware of the safety of those around us." - Todd, Pre-K…

"As we move through the study, children remain engaged in looking for different ways to sort and organize the balls in our collection. As we were classifying which balls bounced, and which did not, a small group of children problem solved together to find a material in the classroom that would allow them to sort and line up groups without the groups rolling into each other. Our pegboard mat was the perfect solution!" -- Todd, Pre-K Teacher

"After our exploration of what makes balls roll, the children began making observations about balls bouncing. We wanted to know which balls in our collection bounced and which did not. During the documentation of our investigations, I was able to have meaningful and impromptu conversations with the children about compound words during our shared writing experience as a group." -- Todd, Pre-K Teacher