will explain to the student that they can offer to assist their parent(s) by asking them to help in bigger tasks. So that the student gets a better understanding, the teacher will provide a scenario such as the E01 Career in Early Childhood Education 3
following. Your parent is a supplier of a local organic baby food company that supplies her products to local facilities in need. The baby food jars come in three different sizes. Now the question the ask the student is, “how can you assist”? When student have given their ways that they could assist, the teacher will continue to ask the student to pretend they are helping filling up the jars, fitting the lids and packing the jars into separated crates. With the materials the teachers provided, the students will then be asked to fill the bottles to show how they will assist. 2. What are at least two key differences between the two activities you developed? Answer: For the students to participate in this activity, it will differ from the last activity by two different ways. The first key difference involves their fine motor skills. The students would have to use those skills to control their hands to pour the baby food into the jars of those various sized jar and to place the lid on. The second is their hand and eye coordination skills. The students will be using these skills because they must use both their eyes and hands and work together in order to have precise aiming when pour the baby food in these different sized jars. Scenario 2 Characteristics of developmentally appropriate practices can be observed in classrooms. Intentional teachers can utilize this knowledge in planning experiences specifically designed for children of various ages to enhance their development and learning. Below is a list of some of the characteristics that children display naturally. Imagine that you are teaching a kindergarten class of 5- to 6-year-olds. Develop two learning activities that you could use to further nurture the development of these capabilities. Each experience should integrate at least three of the characteristics listed below. Make sure to describe how each characteristic is incorporated into the activities. Lead Draw Create Raise questions Move Solve problems Create art Try again Make a plan Read and make books Initiate Choose wisely Speak Decide Answer: For this activity I began to think about my oldest son’s class at our local Montessori school. The one interesting detail that caught my attention when enrolling him, was the schools garden. If I was teaching a kindergarten class that consisted of 5 to 6 years old students and I had to develop two learning activities that could nurture their development, I would begin by discussing flowering plants and taking the students to the school garden. Once the students have had a chance to explore and observe the schools garden, the teacher and student will then return to the classroom to proceed to the following set of instructions for these activities. The teacher will present various cut out shapes and begin craft items for the students as an example. After crafting these examples, the teacher will then
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