Think Green!. Integrate Science into the Everyday Classroom By Joyce Dutcher, Ed.D. University of Houston-Downtown [email protected] Basic Science Process Skills. Observing Classifying Communicating Measuring Predicting Inferring. In an Early Childhood Classroom,.
Thinking Green Means…
Model, Model, Model
Think creatively, share ideas.
How might these be incorporated into developmentally appropriate practices?
The Little Old Man Who Could Not Read
by Irma Black
For reading, math, science,social studies, and other content areas…???
This month we are talking about 3-D shapes in math. We are doing this while also beginning to learn about money and while adding onto our counting and graphing skills. As you can see, we are working on many skills over time. J
To get kids thinking on a higher level, we will look at how 3-D shapes are integrated into architecture. This give a real purpose for knowing these shapes! Julie’s parents are both architects and they are going to visit our room to talk a bit about their work. They have helped build schools and they know a lot about computer designed buildings. We are so fortunate to get to hear from them firsthand! They are also helping with our playground's internationally themed structures!
We hope to add a little piece about green building and the Heifer Building here in town. After that, the kids will be asked to build their own building out of boxes, paper towel or wrapping paper cylinders, etc. They can add landscapes if they like. They can make a house, school, library, bank, church, etc. These will be made from recycled materials only. Just like the Heifer building. I am hoping that these can be displayed outside of the lunchroom for all to enjoy. Please begin saving boxes, cylinders, etc. These will be due after Xmas so take lots of time and use all of your Xmas packaging to have fun.
Size limit: No larger than a 2 foot square base and 4 feet tall. A sign telling the name of the building and the architect (child's name) should be a part of the design.
No glass but anything else can be used!
Let me know if you have any questions1 Your child should get to do as much of the work as possible!!!
I am very excited to see what our classroom architects will design! J
Kindergarten Teacher Little Rock, AR