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Kindergarten Plus! set

An Integrated Program for the Early Years Classroom

By Joni Bowman
Categories: Education, Preschool & Kindergarten
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Hardcover : 9781553791560, 1408 pages, May 2008


Kindergarten Plus! is an integrated program that includes engaging, exciting, and developmentally appropriate activities. Use as a core program or as a complement to an existing program. Both new and experienced kindergarten teachers will find this teacher-friendly resource invaluable. Kindergarten Plus! is broken down into 10 theme-based units. Each unit contains hands-on activities that integrate all the subject areas. Highlights of each monthly theme include: reproducible parent letter outlining the activities and expectations 16 step-by-step, engaging Math lesson plans 4 weekly poems with daily lesson plans (20 lesson plans in total) detailed Integrated Studies lesson plans classroom centre suggestions (e. g., Reading Centre, Writing/Language Centre, Mathematics Centre, Discovery Centre, Tactile Centre, Arts & Crafts Centre, and Dramatic Centre) additional poems and fingerplays comprehensive list of children's books assessment suggestions and blackline masters Monthly Themes Unit 1 - I Am Special!: The first unit focuses on helping your students orient themselves to the "Big School". Students learn classroom rules and routines and recognize that every classmate is special. Unit 2 - Apples and Pumpkins: With the beginning of the fall season, students engage in activities involving apples and pumpkins. Unit 3 - Colours and Shapes: Students learn about the colours and shapes of a variety of everyday objects. Unit 4 - Gingerbread Men: Students run, run, run as fast as they can to take part in exciting gingerbread-themed activities. Unit 5 - Winter Wonderland: Students investigate the magic of the winter season. Unit 6 - Friendship: Excitement and energy abound as students discover the importance of having friends and being a good friend. Unit 7 - Bears: During the final weeks of winter, students venture into an exciting unit on bears. Unit 8 - Spring Is Here!: Students explore and discover the changes spring brings to the outdoor world. Unit 9 - On the Farm: Students kick up their heels and "travel" to the farm. Unit 10 - Community Helpers: Students "travel" around the local community and celebrate those who contribute to it. Kindergarten Plus! kit includes: 11 books: one book for each monthly theme, plus a getting-started book blackline masters (activity sheets, charts and graphs, cutouts, poems, and much more) cards for words and pictures CD-ROM of songs and poetry