It is every preschool teacher’s nightmare to be sitting at carpet time, only to notice one of your littles keeps scratching their head.
If your anything like me you instantly start to feel like something is crawling on your head and you start to scratch too. You take a deep breath and say to yourself I need to check my little for head lice.
Make sure that your classroom doesn’t spread the little critters by
I don’t like using chemicals on myself so if I can avoid using them around my littles in my classroom I do. I like to turn to natural remedies whenever I can.
And did you know that natural remedies really work!
Lice are Not Nice Spray
Add 8oz of distilled water to an 8oz glass spray bottle.
Add 10 drops of doTERRA Melaleuca essential oil and 10 drops of doTERRA Lavender essential oil to the bottle.
Shake bottle every morning and spray items that could harbor those not so nice lice.
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Stone Soup has always been one of my favorites to read to children.
I love how this book shows children how to come together to enjoy something that they all created together.
Start the unit off by having children come together by making their own batch of stone soup.
Enhancing the Learning Centers
Add the leftover vegetables from making the soup so that the children can explore and observe the vegetables.
Add cans to the block center to provide a different building material.
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Why Pocket Chart Math?
I introduce my preschool children to pocket chart math out of necessity of finding a way to simply yet affectively introduce my young learners to early math skills. I needed to find a way that would be quick and keep my little learners attention and I also needed to incorporate a hands on way for them to practice the new skill. As I started using the pocket chart math in my class I found that the children where taking their new found knowledge and incorporating it into their play during center time.
This was an ah ha moment for me. It showed me that I needed to be more attentional about how I introduced my little learners to math. That is why I created pocket chart math.
What is Pocket Chart Math?
Math Concept Covered
In each unit children will be given the opportunity to learn about:
Number Operations: which includes numbers and their relationships, the development of counting skills, the understanding of quantities, recognizing ordering relations (which has more, fewer, or less), and a basic understanding of “adding to“ and “taking away” operations.
Geometry: includes the study of shapes and spatial relationships, the child’s ability to identify, describe and construct different shapes, and to identify and label positions in space.
Patterns and Algebra: includes the development of algebraic thinking and reasoning, the ability to sort, group, and classify objects by some attribute and to recognize, extend, and create patterns.
Measurement and Time: involves comparing, ordering, and measuring things, the ability to compare and order objects by length, height, weight, or capacity; to use comparison vocabulary; and to begin to measure.
Pocket Chart Math Pacing Guide
Weekly Lesson Plan
Lesson on Small Medium and Large
Lesson on Over and Under
Lesson on Counting in Order
FREE Sample Week
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Pocket Chart Math Unit One Sample Week
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