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HS My School

Updated: Mar 2, 2021

Interest Area Changes to Environment

Mirror Camera Cards with names and pictures Stickers Career People Map Stamp pad with people stamps Photo Album Puppets Classroom Book School Bus Lunch Box Chalk Boards Chalk Lunch Box School Supply Catalog Ruler Plastic Apple School Stamps Children Stamps Multi-cultural Dolls Multi-cultural Paint, Paper, Crayons, Markers Discovery Bottles Fingerpaint *Have a school set up in dramatic play. Have a chalkboard or dry erase board, chalk or markers, erasers, desk, etc and encourage children to play school.

Teaching Concepts for Large Group

1. Have poster of classroom rules. Ask child what the children are doing in the pictures of the rules. Have a puppet show of modeling good choices. 2. Go over job chart and ask each child what the children are doing in the pictures. 3. Talk about feelings. Ask each child about feelings about school. Do feelings chart. 4. Discuss sequencing. Ask each child what they do before they come to school for the day. (Wake up, get dressed, have breakfast, brush teeth, etc..) Talk about the differences and similarities that children do in the morning. 5. Discuss manners. Ask the children what are manners? How do we follow them? 6. Why do we come to school? Make a chart of their answers. * Special Activity – school field trip, take a walk around the school. Meet staff members (CM, CS, FSS, Floaters, Kitchen Staff, etc)


























Teaching Concepts for Small Group

1. Extend sequencing activity from above. 2. Have the children draw a map of the school or classroom. Ask questions about their map. 3. Things I find at School. Have children cut items from the school supply catalogs that they have in the classroom. Ask questions like, where do you see that? How do you play with that? Etc.

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. Zip-a-dee-do-dah (First Day of School) Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay I’m excited because it’s my first day! I’m gonna learn and I’m gonna play! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay! It is time for us to go now We’re going to ride the school bus Our new teacher is waiting for us! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay Wonderful feeling, on my first day! 2. The Wheels on the Bus

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Look Who Came to School Today Look who came to school today School today, school today Look who came to school today _______ (Child’s name) did. 2. Following Directions Teacher – Please stand on tiptoes (stand on tiptoes) Child – I will stand on tiptoes (stand on tiptoes) Teacher – Please wiggle your nose (wiggle nose) Child- I will wiggle my nose (wiggle nose) Teacher – Please reach up high (reach up high) Child – I will reach up high (reach up high) Teacher- Point to the sky (Point to sky) Child- I will point to the sky (point to sky) Teacher- Please wave your right hand (wave right hand) Child – I will raise right hand (wave right hand) Teacher – Please stand and look grand (stand tall) Child – I will stand and look grand (stand tall) Teacher- Please jump in place (jump in place) Child- I will jump in place 3. Zip-a-dee-do-dah (First Day of School) Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay I’m excited because it’s my first day! I’m gonna learn and I’m gonna play! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay! It is time for us to go now We’re going to ride the school bus Our new teacher is waiting for us! Zip-a-dee-do-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay Wonderful feeling, on my first day! 4. Kindness Pledge Today I pledge to be kind, to use the nicest words I can find. Today I pledge to try to share, to wait my turn and to be fair!

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1. Scavenger hunt 2. Hide and seek

CLASS Concepts

Draw a simple map of the classroom or playground and in invite children to use the map to go on a treasure hunt. During transition to the cafeteria, playground, bathroom, etc. invite children to draw any shapes that they see along the way. This can be enriched with older children by writing down environmental words that they see and comparing them to the letter of the week.


Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning


1. Simon Says

The teacher will give the action directions, while the students participate. If the children miss the action cue "Simon Says" then they are out. Keep going until you have a winner.


2. I Spy

Pick an item that can easily be seen by all the children and share a clue.


Practice phonics skills with these read-along stories.


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