We all know that planning is our friend. When we plan in advance it saves us time and most of all the feelings of being…
Having a plan gives us the freedom of being present with the children in our classroom.
It gives us the opportunity to be intentional with our teaching when needed, but also gives us the power of being flexible to meet the needs of our students.
I have been asked to share my pacing guide each month, you can grab my pacing guide for week 6-9 below.
Each month I will provide a pacing guide that you can follow.
August 28, week 10-13 pacing guide
September 25, week 14-17 pacing guide
October 23, week 18-21 pacing guide
November week 22-25 pacing guide
December 26, week 26-29 pacing guide
January 29, week 30-34 pacing guide
February 26, week 35-36 pacing guide
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Assessments are a vital component for a high-quality early childhood program. They are an important tool in understanding and supporting young children's development.
Assessment rings are a great way to assess your little ones. You are able to put one ring in your pocket and assess the child where they are at in the classroom. I have found that when it comes to assessing preschool children if you call them up to do an assessment they freeze, but if you approach them while they are at play and ask them a few simple questions they are more successful with the assessment process.
You can track their progress with the pre and post student assessment data sheets.
Looking for a way to get those piles of papers off your desk?
Then the digital assessment tool is for you. You can have everything at the palm of your hand and best of all the students don't even know that they are getting assessed they think they are playing a game. Students need to flip through the slide show and answer questions, you can document the findings on an editable PDF file right from your tablet as they answer each question. Just simply tap the square for each measure they know.
Each learning domain has it's own PowerPoint slide show. This allows you to have the freedom of assesses the domains that you need without having to find the needed assessment in one long packet.
Digital Assessment Tools
Calendar time has always been a part of the preschool classroom. But we have been hearing a lot of debate on it lately if it is really a developmentally appropriate activity for preschool.
As I began to dig a little deeper into my own calendar time, I discovered that I need to make some changes so that it was more meaningful to the children, but there were a few things that I wanted to keep too. See what I did in the video below.
I liked how calendar time provide a way for children to count and recognize numbers.
I also like how it gives us an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about what might happened at home or what we might be doing at school in the future.
Children always enjoy talking about things that have happened or will happen.
The event and holiday cards give us the opportunity to talk about things that will happen and also give us the opportunity to discuss what we did at a special event.
With the birthday cards we can find out who is having a birthday and how many of our friends will be celebrating their birthday in the same month.
Days at Home or No School cards give children the opportunity to count how many days they will be at home each month. They will also discover the pattern of having two days off each week.
Children always like talking about the weather and how it makes them feel. The weather cards are a great way for children to document the weekly or monthly weather patterns.
Children will be able to graph out the monthly weather to see which type of weather happened the most.
This calendar packet will help make calendar time meaningful for preschool children. It has been designed to help you have meaningful conversations around the calendar. You will be able to ask children questions based on events that will occur or that have occurred. Giving children, the tools needed to help them understand past, present and future events. Also with this calendar, you will also be able to collect data about the weather and document the findings.
Meaningful Calendar Time for Preschool
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.
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