FOUR SCENARIOS EARLY CHILDHOOD.docx - Running head SCENARIOS 1 Lenora Echols AC1605041 E01 Careers in Early Childhood Education Assignment 4 The Four

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Running head: SCENARIOS 1Lenora EcholsAC1605041E01; Careers in Early Childhood EducationAssignment 4The Four Scenarios8/1/18
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Running head: SCENARIOS 2Scenario 1The activity I developed for my preschool class is Froebel’s parquetry gift. Parquetry has many uses and advantages for the preschool classroom. I have developed a color and shape pattern game using parquetry. The objective of my activity is for the children to match colors as well as matching the shapes. Parquetry is a good tool for preschool children to learn how to match as well as color recognition. As the children match the colors and shapes, they will also create a fun design. For example, if the children are matching all yellow triangles and then orange squares, the final design might be in the shape of a lion. The surprise at the end of the game will be exciting for the children. The skills of this activity will help the children work on their fine motor skills, visual motor skills, imagination, and problem-solving skills.Using parquetry the students will use their matching skills to complete the activity. With my parquetry activity, the students will work in pairs and use team building skills. The teacher will also assist the children as needed. The children will work together to create an awesome design by matching the different patterns. The children will be engaged with each other by relying on one another’s fine motor skills as well as problem-solving strategies. The children will be given acard with a shape on it and they have to work together by fitting the small geometry shapes.
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Running head: SCENARIOS 3The activity I have developed using the Montessori Method is sorting shapes. This activity is similar to my matching game except it involves more independence from the children. This activity will help children discover their own questions and find solutions. In this activity, the children will have to sort the different shapes on the shape cards of their chose. The children will still use their fine motor and visual skills with sorting. The children will work independently to sort different shapes. The key differences in my matching and sorting activity is the matching is more teacher-imitated and the sorting is more of a child independent activity. The main differences between these two activities are the amount of teacher interaction vs. independent work from the students. Maria Montessori created a program that focuses on developing the individual child. “Montessori education is characterized by multi-age classrooms,a special set of educational materials, student-chosen work in long time blocks, collaboration, theabsence of grades and tests, and individual and small group instruction in both academic and social skills”, Richards, E. (2006, Sep 29). My sorting activity focuses on activities that childrencan work on independently and on their own.
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Running head: SCENARIOS 4Scenario 2The first activity will involve letter recognition. The teacher will go over the letters for the day in Morning meeting. The class will play I- spy using the letters of the day. After Morning
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