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http://childcareexchange.com/ http://www.kinderteacher.com/ http://www.naeyc.org/ http://www.teachersupport.info/ http://www.thefigtree.org/connections/resources/Community%20Services.pdf http://www.k12.wa.us/curriculuminstruct/
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Reflections on Resources
#1. Art projects using simple household items such as; tape, paper cups, water paints, can be great learning tools for little kids. Without realizing it, children learn facts through creative art projects. One project that really caught my attention was the “Build-a-thon”. In New York, a learning center had children collect cardboard boxes and had them build a bridge. The learning aspect of it was about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. I think that using clever ways of teaching can make a classroom fun and it can get the whole community involved. http://childcareexchange.com/library/5017532.pdf #2.Making and keeping friends takes skills that children need to learn early in life. When reading this article I realized that adults who didn’t learn communication and friend-making skills at an early age usually struggle with loneliness in the long run and problems with confidence. People without friends don’t get the encouragement that others do. But how do you help a child that has difficulty making friends? http://childcareexchange.com/library_pe/5227004.pdf #3.This article gives cute ideas and projects to encourage children to participate and engage in group activities. Building community in a class room is a great way to begin the school year. Having all the students work together from the start brings everyone together and makes the class a family. http://www.kinderteacher.com/September%20Kindergarten%20%20Homework%20Package.htm #4.The National Network for Child Care is a resource and I found information about children nutrition. I realized that kids spend about 25% of their day in school, which means two of their meals are at school. Schools have an important role in a child’s nutritional intake. School should be able to provide health breakfasts, lunches and snacks to all students. http://www.ccie.com/resources/view_article.php?article_id=5016949 #5. Have you ever thought about how to calm down 25 little kids during a hurricane or an earthquake? Most people haven’t. This article has tips on how to constructively cope with confusion and fear in bad situations. One of the tips stated that children repeat the same questions when under stress. I never knew that and a good way to respond is to just be patient. http://www.ccie.com/resources/view_article.php?article_id=5099901
I gave my very best effort in this class. 4.0
1.Wall screw: building community 2.Car: mush have drive to teach students 3.Magnet: Stay organized 4.Master Lock: Become a "master" at teaching 5.Paper clip:Clamp onto knowledge 6.Notecards: Children are all different unlike these notecards 7.Hairtie: Must be flexible in the classroom 8.Cothespin: Hold community together 9.Keychain: Playtime 10.Keyclip: Clip sanitizer onto your keys and take it everywhere 11.Crayon: Fine motorskills 12.Flashlight: Search for resources 13.Ball: Sensory experience 14.Scissors: Creativity and thinking outside the box 15.Maple Leaf: Canadian flag and Fran is canadian :) 16.Legos: First step to an education career 17.Candle: Light to the future 18.Highlighter: Highlight a child's achievements 19.Outlet Plug: Children's safety 20.Wallhanger: Hang up children's work about the classroom 21.Tea: Mix things around 22.Tape: Different ways of teaching 23.Antenna Ball: Add flare to your teaching 24.Chain Connector: Bringing children together 25.Highlighter: Reflecting and analyzing 26.Eraser: Each child gets a blank slate 27.Rubberband: Must stretch out of your confort level 28.Post-it Notes: Reminders Final Reflection: This class was mostly a self-learning class. Most of what we learned came from sources and research. Something I found very interesting about this class was the asking questions. At first it was very frustrating because this isn’t a traditional study this, study that type of class. We had to ask a question and it didn’t get answered. This is actually a really good way of intriguing the student into wanting to learn more about the subject one their own and researching to answer their questions, at least that’s the way it was for me. But overall I found this class harder than traditional classes because it was all self-motivation and using protopage was vey hard to get used to. Some of the things I’ve learned in this class are listed above.