Aug11

Assessment in Early Childhood

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Assessment in Early Childhood
What is the purpose of assessment in early childhood?

Assessment is a hot topic in education! What is the purpose of assessment in early childhood? Assessment has three purposes:

1. Adapting the curriculum based to each child’s level…

Kindergarten children enter school at many different learning levels. Kindergarten teachers are responsible for recognizing each child’s past experiences, maturational level, and developmental route. As previously stated, the first purpose of assessment is to adapt the curriculum and activities based on each child’s developmental level. For example, a kindergarten classroom is divided into three groups: above grade level, on grade level, and below grade level. During guided reading each group is assigned a different book based on each group’s developmental level.

Jul12

Building a Classroom Community

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Building a Classroom Community

Why build a classroom community…

Children in Cambodia want to feel loved, just like all children. Although, parents in Cambodia often work long hours to provide for their families, therefore finding the time to give their children undivided attention becomes difficult. Cambodian children might often act-out because their needs are not being met at home, of course like all children they crave attention. Building a classroom community not only increases learning but also improves behavior. Children who feel part of a classroom community are more likely to learn in school and less likely to interfere with the progress of others.

Jul09

Arts and Crafts for Kindergarten

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Arts and Crafts for Kindergarten

Fine Motor Skills

Art activities help children gain fine muscle control and strengthen eye-hand coordination. By holding paintbrushes and learning how to control paint, crayons, scissors, and other art tools, children gain the skills necessary for later writing activities.

Jul06

First Day of School

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First Day of School

This is a very exciting day for Cambodian families! Not every child in Cambodia gets to go to school therefore education is extremely valued. Some children might be scared to leave their parents, but most children will be extremely excited for the opportunity to go school. As a teacher you have to create an interesting classroom for your children. The first time you see your Cambodian classroom, you might feel a since of emptiness. Make this your classroom! This your chance to decorate and get your children excited about learning! The children of Cambodia need a place to feel a sense of belonging, a place to express themselves, and a place to feel safe and loved.

Jul01

Create an Interesting Classroom

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Create an Interesting Classroom

Create a Sense of Belonging

Decorate your classroom with bright colors and add a few colorful plants to add warmth. If possible, paint the walls in blue and green. Line your bulletin boards with newsletters, announcements, and artwork. On the walls have children’s creations displayed at eye level, in addition to family pictures. This provides a sense of belonging to children and their families. A decorated environment provides parents a sense of welcoming and fosters family participation.Every student should have their own individual cubby to store their personal belongings in. Label each cubby with the students name, picture, and maybe post one interesting fact. The cubbies provide a private place for each child to feel a sense of belonging.