Managing an Early Childhood Classroom

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Teacher Created Materials, Jul 22, 2009 - Education - 0 pages
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Create and manage an effective and developmentally-appropriate early childhood classroom! Filled with management suggestions, ideas, and recommendations for young children's growth and development, this teacher-friendly guide also provides ready-to-use lessons, patterns, and templates to enhance learning. Topics include maximizing space, center ideas, scheduling recommendations, and long and short-term planning suggestions.
 

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This book is an excellent guide for Early Childhood Educators who follows the principles that guides development in the various domains. It also supports management strategies that can be used to extract maximum learning opportunities for children and caregivers that will add to the planning of the physical, temporal and interpersonal environment through clinical supervision. I hope to purchase my personal copy soon. 

Contents

Work Time
102
Center Signs
107
Outside Time
113
Snack Time
115
Snack CardsFruit
116
Cooking
121
Transitions
125
Cleanup
126

Visibility
30
Safety
31
Group Areas
35
Traffic Patterns
36
Active and Quiet Areas
37
Storage
38
Sample Floor PlansLayout 1
40
Organization
43
Bulletin Boards
48
Classroom Setup Conclusion
51
Centers
52
Task Center
53
Dramatic Play Center
55
Block Center
58
Art Center
61
Science Center
66
Sensory Center
68
Music and Movement Center
70
Computer Center
72
Writing Center
74
Reading Center
76
Listening Center
78
Materials and Supplies
80
Holiday and Theme Supply List by Month
81
Ordering Supplies
83
The Preschool Day
84
Elements of the Day
85
Greeting the Children
86
Circle Time
88
ReadAloud Time
98
TeacherDirected SmallGroup Activities
100
Lunchtime
128
Nap Time
129
Posting the Schedule for the Children
132
Schedule Cards
135
Ending the Day
142
LongTerm Planning
143
MonthbyMonth
145
ShortTerm Planning
150
What Today Brings
153
Planning Field Trips
157
Parent Communication
169
Monthly Calendar
182
Keeping Parents Informed
195
Getting Information to the Parents
199
ParentTeacher Conferences
200
Volunteers
203
Record Keeping
204
Behavior Management
207
Classroom Rules
209
Reading Foundations
211
Phonemic Awareness
213
Phonics
215
Fluency
217
Vocabulary
218
Comprehension
220
Assessment
221
Types of Assessments
223
Developmental Skills Checklist Assessment
224
Developmental Skills Frequency Scale Assessment
234
References Cited
240
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Jodene L. Smith, M.A., has been in the field of education for over 25 years, including more than 18 years of elementary teaching experience.  She has written, edited, or project managed hundreds of curriculum resources for Shell Education and Teacher Created Materials.

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