The tenth in the best-selling series, this book has over 600 activities written by teachers for teachers. The result of a nationwide contest, these activities were selected as the best-of-the-best, and are organized by month for easy use by teachers. Teachers will love the activities that span the traditional areas of the curriculum, such as science, math, art, and music and movement, and it also include ideas for additional experiences such as field trips, cooking, and holidays. Sample activities include: • Snowflake Masks • Do the Dragon Dance • Friendship Salad • Stretching Shadows • Dinosaur Elections • Insect ABC's • Feather Duster Painting Mural • Shining Sea Stencils Each activity is presented with instructions and a list of materials, plus possibilities for extending the activity into the curriculum. Many include lists of related children's books to further both literacy and imaginative play. Loved by children because they're fun, and teachers because they are developmentally appropriate, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities will captivate children's imaginations and create wonderful opportunities for learning and fun. The result of a nationwide contest, the authors of The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities come from all over the United States. Together they have decades of experience teaching young children.
More than 250 lesson plans written by teachers for teachers! This newest addition to the best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series expands the scope of the series by offering complete lesson plans. Written and created by teachers, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans that cover topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with: A learning objective A circle or group time activity Book suggestions Snack ideas Five learning center activities Assessment strategies Related songs, poems, and fingerplays
Every preschool classroom has learning centers, and this giant resource will provide teachers with everything they need for fun, exciting learning centers in the classroom! The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities is the latest book in the award-winning, best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series. You'll find traditional learning centers with great new twists as well as unique new learning centers to spice up your classroom. Teacher-developed and teacher-tested, these innovative learning center ideas are sure to add fun and learning to every preschooler's day!
With over three hundred activities written specifically for infants and toddlers, this book will captivate children’s imaginations and create wonderful opportunities for learning. The result of a nationwide contest, these activities were selected as the best of the best and are written by teachers, directors, and caregivers. Organized by time of day, teachers will love the easy-to-use format. Covering areas such as arrival and departure time, clean up, and transitions, the activities span a variety of developmental areas, including language, sensory, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills. Approved by teachers and loved by children, this resource is sure to be a classroom favorite.
Author: Jennifer Ford
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
Release Date: 2004
From Autumn Leaf Ornaments to The Recycling Game, kindergarten children will delight in the 600 activities written just for them! In a nationwide contest, teachers submitted their favorite activities and the best of the best are included in this giant resource. This compilation has everything from language and science activities to art, music and movement, and learning centers. You'll find everything you need to keep your kindergarten classes engaged and learning for years to come. Themes Include: Art Blocks Books Circle time Fine motor Fingerplays, songs, poems Gross motor Games General tips for working with kindergarten children Language Literacy Manipulatives Math Outdoors Sand and water Science and nature Social development Transitions Kathy Charner has been with Gryphon House for over 10 years. She is the editor of several books including: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art and Craft Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities; and The GIANT Encyclopedia of Theme Activities.