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kdg. ideas

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jeryl Hollingsworth (holl5)
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 21:54:58 -0400


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Hi! This is what I do with 5 year old kdg. but you may be able to adapt
it to younger ones. We make a book that takes several weeks to
complete. Each child's book is made up of 12 x 18 sheets of white
paper - we do one page each week. ( I see them for 45 minutes.) I give
the paper to the classroom teacher and have her write names in the lower
corner before they come in. This helps since so many can't write
legibly and also she puts the paper at their place so it helps remind
them where they sit. The first day we talk about how they got to school
and they draw themselves coming to school with crayons. As they finish I
let them bring their papers to me and they sit on the floor and take
turns coming up and telling about their picture while I hold it up.
They love to do that and it gives the slower more detailed kids more
time to work. My tables are arranged u shaped with a space in the
middle for kids to come up for sharing or story time. The second week we
do a page on primary colors ( I teach them that song, "Red Yellow Blue,
Red Yellow Blue, I see you.....") and I have a book to read to early
finishers about colors. The third week we do shapes ( I introduce
scissors and cutting rules). The fourth week we do lines and I
introduce markers and marker rules (they don't go in your mouth,etc.)
The fifth week I do patterns. I always have a book that goes along with
whatever the page is about so I can read it to early finishers. We have
a service learning class at our high school so I get a high school
student helper who volunteers 1 hour a day for the semester. I use
that student to take our book binding machine into the kdg. classroom
and let the kids help bind their own book during their center time. Then
I have a letter that explains everything we did and the skills the
students learned , etc. that goes home to parents with the book. I can
explain some of the pages in more detail if you are interested. By the
time the books are done the kids are familiar with the way they should
handle materials and we have gotten to know each other. Our kdg. classes
learn a letter a week and so whenever the books are done I jump in and
join them at whatever letter they are on and tie my lesson in. Somebody
gave that idea on the list last year. Like making newspaper hats when
they are on the letter "H" I could give you my list if you are
interested! Hope some of this helps ...Last week on my way to lunch I
passed a kdg. class walking in the hall and one of the little guys
called out, "Hey, Mrs. H, we're coming to your house today!!" Sometimes
I feel like I live in that room!!
Jeryl in S.C. ( who is hoping Floyd stays out at sea!)

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Hi! This is what I do with 5 year old kdg. but you may be able to adapt it to younger ones.  We make a book that takes several weeks to complete.  Each child's book is made up of 12 x 18  sheets of white paper - we do one page each week. ( I see them for 45 minutes.) I give the paper to the classroom teacher and have her write names in the lower corner before they come in.  This helps since so many can't write legibly and also she puts the paper at their place so it helps remind them where they sit.  The first day we talk about how they got to school and they draw themselves coming to school with crayons. As they finish I let them bring their papers to me and they sit on the floor and take turns coming up and telling about their picture while I hold it up.  They love to do that and it gives the slower more detailed kids more time to work.  My tables are arranged  u shaped  with a space in the middle for kids to come up for sharing or story time. The second week we do a page on primary colors ( I teach them that song, "Red Yellow Blue, Red Yellow Blue, I see you.....") and I have a book to read to early finishers about colors.  The third week we do shapes ( I introduce scissors and cutting rules).  The fourth week we do lines and I introduce markers and marker rules (they don't go in your mouth,etc.) The fifth week I do patterns. I always have a book that goes along with whatever the page is about so I can read it to early finishers.  We have a service learning class at our high school so I get  a high school student  helper who volunteers 1 hour a day for the semester.  I use that student to take our book binding machine into the kdg. classroom and let the kids help bind their own book during their center time. Then I have a letter that explains everything we did and the skills the students learned , etc.  that goes home to parents with the book. I can explain some of the pages in more detail  if you are interested.  By the time the books are done the kids are familiar with the way they should handle materials and we have gotten to know each other. Our kdg. classes learn a letter a week and so whenever the books are done I jump in and join them at whatever letter they are on and tie my lesson in.  Somebody gave that idea on the list last year. Like making newspaper hats when they are on the letter "H"  I could give you my list if you are interested! Hope some of this helps ...Last week on my way to lunch I passed a kdg. class walking in the hall and one of the little guys called out, "Hey, Mrs. H, we're coming to your house today!!"  Sometimes I feel like I live in that room!!
        Jeryl in S.C.  ( who is hoping Floyd stays out at sea!) --------------EE1DFED0DF2155C4DCF3F346--