This addition to the best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series expands the scope of the series by offering complete lesson plans. Written and created by teachers, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans, covering topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, a circle or group time activity, book suggestions, snack ideas, five learning center activities, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. With easy-to-use lesson plans for more than an entire school year, this book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf!
Arranged by age, this collection offers ideas for activities that involve the environment, revolve around certain holidays, or are traditional crafts
The Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6 : Over 600 Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers
"Resource book with over 600 transition activities for teachers of preschool children ages three to five to use in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.
A collection of activities designed to teach such critical science skills as observing, predicting, ordering, exploring, sorting, and creative thinking.
Every preschool classroom has learning centers, and this giant resource will provide teachers with everything they need for fun, exciting learning centers in the classroom! The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities is the latest book in the award-winning, best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series. You'll find traditional learning centers with great new twists as well as unique new learning centers to spice up your classroom. Teacher-developed and teacher-tested, these innovative learning center ideas are sure to add fun and learning to every preschooler's day!
This wide-ranging collection of more than 600 teacher-created, classroom-tested activities has everything from songs and books to activities in art, circle time, transitions, science, math, language, music and movement, and more! This complete resource of the best selections from a national contest is sure to become a classroom favorite. Formerly titled It's Great to Be Four. Kathy Charner has been with Gryphon House for over 10 years. She is the editor of several books, including: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art and Craft Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities; and The GIANT Encyclopedia of Theme Activities.
Each of 36 weekly themes is accompanied by a list of materials, patterns, activities, and more.
A comprehensive collection of the best art and craft activities for young children. The result of a nationwide competition, these art and craft activities are the best of the best. Just the thing to add pizzazz to your day! Activities include: Bath Sponge Painting Blast-off Helmets Bumby Snake Candy Jewelry Caterpillar Cookies Cereal Box Tote Bag Darling Daffodils Dinosaur Sock Puppets Dream Catcher Ecology Art Creations
We invited teachers from all over the country to share their experience and knowledge for the creation of this giant resource. Open to any page in this book and you will find an activity for circle or group time written by an experienced teacher—over 600 activities covering 48 themes. This book is jam-packed with ideas that were tested by teachers in the classroom. These are ideas that work, and there are enough to keep children learning and happy for days, weeks and months. Many activities include suggestions for extending the circle time or group activity into other areas of the curriculum such as math, science, snack, language, or field trips. Books and songs related to the activity as well as original songs and poems are included. "Consider this resource as a gift for a new teacher or for someone always looking for new proven ideas."—Reviews from Parent Council "Teachers will find this an important reference as it charts practical circle time activities which have been tried and tested in the classroom: from dinosaur bone hunt to holiday celebrations, this is an excellent collection."—Children's Bookwatch ". . . open this book anywhere and find something fun to do. . . . Even teachers with years of experience should find great new suggestions here, while beginners will find it invaluable."—Notes from the Window Sill
Arranged by time of day and curriculum area, offers six hundred creative math activities, with each activity containing math concepts, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions.