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Lesson Plans


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Mon, 21 Jun 1999 07:36:57 EDT

I have difficulty because the procedures of the classroom teacher are
opposite of mine. I come in on a cart. I keep them seated, then to the rug
for whole group instruction, body movement, discussion, paper selection,
cutting. Then they go back to the tables to glue, then back to the rug for
the 2nd step, etc.

I hold back the slow kids and reteach this small group on the rug.

I don't let them go to the sink in the back room, I don't have time to
monitor and let them all go back there. I distribute baby wipes or soapy, wet
paper towels to them at their table. They can't get up, if they do, they
leave their mess, and I have to get them back.

The classroom teacher has stations, they move about freely. This works if you
are the Kdg classroom teacher. I can't do more than one project at one time,
I have Early Childhood thru 7th grade and 6 classes a day on a cart.

I found they love to show their art but not listen to each other. What do I
do about this? I have one idea, I need more. This was successful.
I tried a puppet show with their puppets they made. I called the green table
puppets to go behind the puppet stage. I asked the question about an element
on Patti's puppet. The audience on the rug held up their puppets to answer,
then Patti called on a puppet to answer. After all green table puppets had a
turn, then I called the yellow table puppets, etc.

How many classes of kdg do you have? Do you have a classroom?
Sue in Cicero, IL, schools

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