Join Thematic Units and Literature
Classroom experiences you give may be their beginning into the magnificent world of literature and reading to your children.
To put more literature into your day, put together your curriculum around vital themes. Relate together the concepts of language arts, science, math, social studies, art, and music. Throw in a variety of action books and other learning materials. Use some of the following ideas to get you started. Then, take those adored “read again” books and expand your own units.
Literacy: Rhyming Words
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is filled with rhyming words. Explain to the kids that rhyming words sound alike. For example, dog and hog, pot and hot, and cat and hat rhyme.
First, read the book. Then, go back and find rhyming words on each page. Read a sentence, pause and let kids to supply the correct word. Reading comprehension, hearing perception and self-confidence for learning are only a few of the skills you teach.
Math: Smallest to Largest
After reading the book, ask the kids to list the things the old lady ate. Next, ask them to put them in order from the smallest (the fly) to the largest (the horse). Have the kids put other objects,such as toys or puffy animals, in order from smallest to largest of from largest to smallest.
Special Event: “Nonsense Day”
According to teacher training course kids love to dress up and wear silly clothes. Send a note home to parents about having their kids come to school dressed in childish clothes. Suggest that the kids wear funny clothes, mismatched shoes and socks, strange hairstyles, and other strange attire.
Promote preschoolers to think in original ways. Ask the kids, “What other things could the old lady have swallowed? Could she have swallowed a frog that hopped around in her belly? What about a fish that kept saying, ‘I want out!’” Using a large sheet of paper ask the kids to think of different animals that the old lady could have swallowed.
Science: Animal Identification
Collect pictures of flora and fauna in the story. Display on a notice board and write the animal’s name under each. Talk about what each animal eats and their natural habitat.
Social Studies: City or Country?
Show the pictures in the storybook. Discuss the pictures with the kids by asking, “Are these pictures of the city of country? How can you tell?” Talk about where the kids live. Do they live in the city or in the country?
Music: Echoing by early childhood education
Explain to the kids that by echoing, they listen for words the teacher says, and then repeat the words. Ask another teacher to help you – your kids may not know the “wait” time. Sing the words as you say a sentence, then have the kids recur by singing the same words.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lizzie Milan holds Master’s in Psychology Degree. She was working as supervisor in teachers training institute.
Currently, she is working as course co-ordinator for diploma in early childhood education (ecce) & nursery teacher training (ntt) courses since last 20 years.