100 Best Ideas from Teachers
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Editor: Kathy Charner
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 128, © 2009
Learning about shapes has never been so much fun!
This new book features 100 activities all about shapes! Teachers and children alike will enjoy exploring the concept of shapes with activities such as Have You Seen My Square, The Circle in the Square, and Erase a Shape. The result of a nationwide contest, these activities are organized by curriculum area and offer fresh ideas that provide hours of engaging activities. Complete with learning objectives, related children’s books, and an assessment component, teachers will find everything they need to teach children ages 3-6 all about shapes. Learn Every Day About Shapes is sure to become a classroom favorite!
Each activity features:
- Learning objectives
- Related vocabulary
- Related children’s books
- Materials needed
- Directions for preparation
- Instructions for each activity
- An assessment component
Many activities also feature teacher-to-teacher tips that provide additional ideas for expanding the activity in new ways, or suggestions about finding materials. You will also find related fingerplays, poems, or songs to extend children’s learning.
This book, like each of the other books in the Learn Every Day series, give teachers 100 classroom-tested activities that make learning fun and engaging for young children!
Kathy Charner is the Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. Charner, who was previously the Editor in Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and worked with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.