Assignment 4 - ASSIGNMENT 04 E01 Careers in Early Childhood Education Directions Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it

Assignment 4 - ASSIGNMENT 04 E01 Careers in Early Childhood...

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ASSIGNMENT 04 E01 Careers in Early Childhood Education Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the "Assignment Format" page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements. The scenarios presented below are similar to those that you will likely encounter as an early childhood educator. Put yourself in the shoes of the early childhood educator and apply your knowledge and skills to navigate through each scenario. Scenario 1 Both Friedrich Froebel and Maria Montessori developed unique materials to support their methods of teaching children. These materials are still used in classrooms today. Imagine that you are an early childhood educator at a preschool where you teach a class of 3- to 5- year-olds. Part A: Develop an original age-appropriate activity for your preschool class using one of the following. Froebel’s cube gift Froebel’s parquetry gift Lincoln Logs 1. Describe the activity that you have developed. 2. Identify the skills that the activity would help develop. Lincoln Logs have many uses and advantages for the preschool classroom. In one specific lesson, the students will work on their fine motor skills, visual motor skills, imagination, and thinking about parts of a whole. We will start the lesson by looking at the parts of the Lincoln Logs and discussing the individual parts. Without putting the pieces together, the individual pieces do not look like much. This discussion would be linked to the individual parts of a community or school and working together. Our discussion would focus on the individual pieces as teachers, students, and staff of the school. Without teamwork in the classroom, collaboration with the teachers, and coordination with the staff, the school would not be a success. I would have the students discuss different ways in which the individual parts of the school fit together. Next, the students would work together to place the individual pieces of the logs together to form a school. This would work to engage the student’s fine motor skills and visual motor skills by fitting the small pieces together, and geometry 1
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skills by seeing how the different shapes fit together. Imagination and team building skills would also be improved by working together and deciding on one structure to build in small groups and also imagining a structure in their heads and transferring that into a concrete structure. At the end of the project, we would again discuss how all of the pieces fit together to form something meaningful. Lastly, we would discuss how working as a team made this project work much for effectively.
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  • Fall '14
  • Angela, Connor, early childhood educator

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