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How to make a dress for graduation For Your Child

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When the child is looking at graduating kindergarten, kindergarten or even the way you want to be able to be proud of their achievement. This is why you need to make them a graduation gown like the one that they wear their high school and college levels. It also gives a sense of pride that the little girl grows up and enters a whole new world for them. However, if you expect to graduate in a dress the little tyke, there is no reason why you would need to break the bank in order to hit the target. To the child graduation gown you will just need to follow these instructions simple and easy.

First of all, you’re going to want to measure your child find out if you will need and even a small clothing or an extra small size. You also need to use this information before you order the material of her dress. The child that you’ll need an extra small size dress will be a 22-inch chest, 24 inches, hips and be at least 38 inches tall. Your child will need the small size if the chest is 25 inches, and they are at least 47 inches tall.

The next thing you want to do a search for a choir robe pattern. You can do this online store or a local matter. There are a variety of shops on the internet that will be able to help you find the pattern you are looking for and at a reasonable price. Local storage material is actually more expensive.

Then you need to ask your child’s teacher, the type and color specifications of the material that will be used in the graduation ceremony. You need to also be sure to ask them if the dress needs a contrasting color or other equipment may need to be added to the sample. You can ask for a tissue sample to be chosen to help make the final decision on the type of fabric you choose to use.

then go and buy it for the amount of fabric you will need to store a local matter. It is also going to make sure to buy the necessary supplies, such as thread, buttons, and any other item that is located in the sample envelope. We also look for a different fabric stores or graduation dresses suppliers to find on the Internet to help you get the best deal on the full cost of the material.

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The Teacher As Disciplinarian: Ten Ideas That Really Work!

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Ten Ideas You Can Try Right Away

“Discipline is not the Enemy of Enthusiasm!”

– Morgan Freeman as Joe Clark

When it comes to Discipline in the schools, there are many well-publicized and well-marketed “systems”. People sometimes get carried away with systems, or programs, structures, textbooks, etc., arguing passionately, for example, that block scheduling is better than traditional scheduling, or integrated math is better than traditional math, or whole language is better than phonics, or this discipline system is better than that discipline system. Similarly, real estate agents will include the name of various school districts in their advertisement for a particular home based on how beautiful the district’s buildings are.

The focus, wrongly, is almost always placed on things, and not people. The truth of the matter is, and I’ll wait while you etch it in stone, my system will do better than your system if my people believe in our system and are passionately committed to its success. So when you hear the arguments, ad nauseum, for this system over that system in the schools, know that it is not the “thing” that caused the success, but the caring and passionate people working within the system.

The rules of golf, my friends, state that you are permitted to have 14 clubs in your bag. In the “golf course” of life in the schools, do you remember the teacher who only had a “driver” in his or her bag?

As we approach the topic of School Discipline, we must begin with the a priori acknowledgement that the American Juvenile Justice System is built on a rehabilitative model. This starts with the understanding that kids- you were a kid too, remember- are not perfect, that they will make mistakes, and that it is our duty as grownups to help them acquire the social skills needed to function as a productive individuals in society. If the Juvenile Justice system is set up this way, then how much more so must the school disciplinary approach be one that attempts to assist young people so that they improve their inappropriate behavior and become productive individuals? Naturally, this means that kids are supposed to get second and third chances, and some attempts at modifying behavior might take several years.

If the people who work in the schools were able to actually “fly the plane” in all respects, there would be no “Zero Tolerance” policies, either, and you would not read about kindergarten kids getting expelled for having a nail file, or because they gave a member of the opposite sex a hug. These coward politicians love to show how tough they are by passing legislation to expel kindergarten kids for hugging somebody or having a pocket knife. Media people, please listen: No real educator would ever come up with a policy like that- even criminals get three strikes- the one strike baseball game was concocted by politicians trying to get votes, not the educators you criticize when this tragedy occurs!

In the Broadway Show Bye Bye Birdie, Paul Lynde, bemoaning the behavior of teenagers “today” (circa 1960) sings in one of the songs this phrase- posed as a question… “Why can’t they be like we were, perfect in every way…what’s the matter with kids today, etc.?” A school I attended as a child had this quote on the wall by John D. Rockefeller… “What I am to be, I am now becoming.” So, everyone listen carefully… The kids you have right now or are going to have when you are out there teaching have not, unlike you, attained to perfection yet!!! However, perhaps through your caring efforts, patience, and rehabilitative strategies, they might get a few steps closer to the target- but they are not there just yet. So you will have discipline problems.

There are still teachers around who make kids stand in the corner and hold a dictionary in their outstretched arms or have someone write the dictionary, or “I must not talk in class” 500 times. We have all heard the horror stories of actions taken by teachers that do nothing but guarantee that the student will continue to do the wrong thing- often with greater enthusiasm. Don’t forget the line from Bye Bye Birdie…they are not perfect yet like you! Remember also that we are not selling a system in this book. You can buy books and take courses. Our purpose in this chapter is to give you a variety of tools- more like 14 clubs for your disciplinary “golf bag” if you will. These are strategies that have a high degree of success and can effect quick change.

PROACTIVE vs. REACTIVE

1. Start With a Positive…

Very few kids are discipline problems the first day of school or the first week of school. You probably already have an idea about the reputation of most of your students because the grapevine has informed you. The kids that have the potential to be problems have parents who usually are also aware that their child is a problem because that same child is a problem at home. So when these parents come to school angry at you the teacher, it’s really a case of misplaced aggression because it is their kid who is driving them over the edge. These same parents have literally cried on the telephone to me when they received good news about their child from the people at school- because it never happened before this. What’s the message for you? While it’s still early in the year- before the problems have manifested themselves, look for something positive that these potential problem individuals are doing and contact the parents to tell them the good thing that their child was doing.

Later, you will need the help of these parents to help change their child’s behavior and they will remember this phone call and view you as a nice person- a fair person- maybe the first person in the school district who has ever said something nice about their child. When you call later, you begin by saying… “Hi Mrs. Smith. This is Mr. Jones from the school. You probably remember that we talked when I called you about the nice thing your daughter was doing in my class.” Mom will say that yes, she remembers you. You then say, “I need your help with something.” Then you explain the discipline problem that her daughter is involved with and ask her if she could get involved at home and perhaps, working together as a team, you and Mom can help the child to improve this problem she is now having. Most of the time, the parents will go out of their way to help you. They will also remind the child that you actually said something nice about them and we want to keep this nice teacher on our side- he’s a friend. This potential problem child may start acting better anyway because he realizes that you also make good comments, not just negative ones like everyone else. This is an example of a teacher being PROACTIVE.

2. The Unknown Time-Out

Although this strategy works best with younger students, used sparingly, it will also be equally effective with high school students. Make a plan with one of the secretaries, the Athletic Director, the Principal in a smaller school, or some other person- perhaps the Librarian, the Nurse, Custodian, etc. You can arrange multiple destinations for the Unknown Time-Out maneuver. When you have one or more particularly difficult students or ones that start well but get mixed up in any of the commotion that occurs in class, you call one of the students up to you desk, hand him a colored envelope that has something in it with the name of the person the envelope is going to on it. You tell the student to take this envelope to the person and wait for a response and then bring the response back.

When the recipient of the envelope sees that particular student or that colored envelope, he or she knows what is going on and tells the student to sit in the waiting area while they get the answer ready. Now they take 10 minutes to prepare the response, give it to the student and tell the student to take it back to you. This student just got a “Time-Out” lasting perhaps 15 minutes without knowing it. This Proactive strategy kept the student from being yelled at again for what would have been his inevitable misbehavior, he has done something that seemed to be responsible, and so you the teacher comment on his reliability and thank him. The anticipated daily problem never occurred in the first place. In this process, the envelope, not the student, can be the indicator, so more than one teacher and additional students can be involved in this process. It is unlikely that the students- even high school students, will ever catch on to this strategy.

3. Inviting the Principal to Provide the Positive

If you had the pleasure to attend a Catholic Elementary School in the mid 50’s, you may remember this- ruefully, I do. The report cards were distributed every 6 weeks, so every 6 weeks, the priest would come into class on a Friday to be involved in the process of handing out the report cards to 65 or so students in the class. As the Priest gave out the report cards, he always added a moment or two of editorializing. To this day, I have bad dreams about him saying… “Daniel. Hmmm. Let’s see…My goodness, I know your Mother…The Poor Woman will be broken-hearted when she sees this awful report card.” Of course, everyone is sitting all prim and proper with their hands folded, but your buddies are looking at you and silently making faces and laughing all the while. All of this had quite the dramatic effect.

What’s the message for you? DON’T INVITE ANYONE IN FOR A NEGATIVE!!! But, invite the principal in and when he is there, publicly acknowledge the student by saying something like… “By the way Dr. Stevens(The Principal) Billy here has been one of my most improved students this report period- he is doing some very nice work!” – Or, “Billy, why don’t you show Dr. Stevens your excellent Social Studies project?” Billy has been doing some excellent work lately Dr. Stevens! The principal knows that this is his cue to congratulate the child and talk more about how nice it is to see students behaving this way, etc. This is another very proactive way to reinforce any positive behavior being shown by a student who does not show it that often.

4. The Sandwich Technique

The Sandwich Technique comes to us from the world of sports psychology and has been an effective tool for modifying behavior and encouraging people for over 30 years. It has application to almost every area of human endeavor- in fact, you can even use it with your spouse. It begins by getting a person’s attention by saying something positive. We say this because, for the most part, whether you are a spouse, an athlete, or a misbehaving child, your ears tend to close when you sense that a negative comment is coming your way- we all tend to tune this stuff out. So we get people’s attention by saying something positive first- the ears perk up. The positive is followed by what we really wanted to say- the criticism or negative and any disciplinary action that might be occurring. It is followed by a final upbeat and positive comment. Thus the negative is the Peanut Butter and Jelly, and the positive in front and at the end are the two pieces of white bread.

We’ll leave it to you how best to apply it in other walks of life, but consider how it can be used in the school setting by looking at the following hypothetical:

Johnny misbehaved in you class again today. He’s actually an intelligent individual who simply is not working to the best of his ability. He has shown flashes of brilliance, but for the most part, is usually at the center of any commotion that goes on in class- he’s been turning in some sloppy work lately as well. Write a script of what you would say to Johnny making sure to apply the Sandwich Technique.

It might go like this: Johnny, you know that I like you- you and I have developed a pretty good friendship over the last couple of months haven’t we? That’s why I am surprised that it is you I have to talk to so much. I have looked at your test scores and I have seen some of your work and it is excellent- you have the ability to be one of my brightest students. Here’s the problem, though…this is the fourth time in a row that you have turned in such sloppy work. So I am going to just keep giving it back to you till you do it correctly, and I don’t care if it takes you a month to do it correctly. You will have to come in after school to redo the work, Also, if you do not change the quality of your work, then I am going to have Mom and Dad come in, and you know what your father said he would do if I call him about you, don’t you? What do you think would be a good way to fix this problem? (Avoiding the Yes-No question)All right. Let’s get back to work, but I want you to know, I think you are a sharp kid, and I was just talking about you in a good way to Dr, Stevens. So let’s start doing the work I know you are capable of. Etc.”

5. Divide and Conquer

In this situation, two students are a constant disruption in class. Take one of the students and treat him in a way that is a little less strident than the other. This can be done by rewarding one of the students for doing something right and making it seem as though he is not the real trouble maker in all of these class problems- it’s the other guy. The second person will not stay too friendly with the first person, and the first person will begin to distance himself from the second person. You say to the first student, “You know Billy, I look at you as one of my better students and I don’t think of you as a troublemaker like some students seem to be in this class. What do you think you could do to improve this problem? (Again, not a yes-no)Following the private discussion, you move Billy making sure to explain to him that you want to get him away from the problems so he can do good work and not be bothered all the time. The partners in crime will not be so friendly with each other after you take this action.

6. The Phone Call From Class

Signal for the misbehaving child to join you in the hallway. Tell the child that you have your cell phone “right here in your hand”, and if you ever see this kind of behavior again, you are going to call his or her Mom at her place of work right here from class and the child is going to have to explain to her Mom the reason why the call is being made. The teacher then asks the student how happy he thinks his Mom is going to be to receive such a phone call from school when she is working? When he replies, “Not very happy”, say, “Right, not very happy, so I expect to see some very quick improvement in your behavior- got that Billy? This is one time where a yes answer is all that is needed. The next day, or for the next few weeks or so, if Billy is acting out, the teacher merely holds the phone up and looks at it and then looks back to Billy. Billy will understand completely. Additionally, can you imagine the effect this will have on the other students, notably potential problem individuals when they find out that someone had to actually call his or her mother from class!

7. The Letter in the Drawer

Let’s say that a child uses foul language in you class. First you tell him that this kind of language is not appropriate for class and that you and he are going to have to talk about this after class. Quietly, without any overreaction and typically after class, although there might be occasion to use this technique within earshot of classmates, you tell the student the following: You are really surprised that a person like him would be speaking like that. You then tell him to write down what he said on a piece of paper. Make sure all of the words and details are included in the writing. Then, with a flourish, you place the writing in a business envelope and put a stamp on it and tell the student that normally, this would go directly into the mail with a phone call to let Mom know it is coming. Also, you dramatically write out a disciplinary referral.

Then you might tell the student that you are going to give him a detention for his behavior, but since you the teacher are such a nice person, you are going to keep this letter and the referral in your desk for mow. If this behavior ever occurs again though, both of these items are being sent along with a second mailing for the additional offense. Then you tell the student that this will stay in your desk till the end of the marking period at which time you will dispose of it if he, the child, continues to behave properly. Like the technique involving the cell phone, if the child is starting to misbehave a few days letter, you can point to the letter or the referral as a silent reminder. The child will get the point and probably appreciate your kindness.

8. Invite Mom to come in

This is a great technique for improving everyone’s behavior because one visit to your class by someone’s Mom who sits right next to her normally misbehaving child for one or more periods and everyone will behave because they will fear that they might be next. Kids would rather have root canal than have Mom come in to sit next to them for an entire period or several periods. The process works like this: You make an effort ahead of time to establish a good working relationship with the Moms of some of your most significant problem individuals. You call Mom and invite her in because Junior is misbehaving. Mom comes to class and sits right next to her child and can remain for one or more days. Nobody wants to endure this humiliation. Do it just once and many of your discipline troubles will be over. The next day after the visitor leaves, the teacher can say… “Well, you saw a parent in here to visit because there were some problems I wanted her to see…who’s next?” Don’t expect any hands!!!

9. Involve the Guidance Counselor

Without fail, you will find guidance counselors more than happy to assist you in dealing with a student experiencing problems because it gives them the opportunity to do what they went to school to learn how to do. This is important to guidance counselors because, in the present national testing zeitgeist, they have all too often become the de facto assessment coordinators for their school. They have less time to actually counsel kids because much of their time is being spent checking bubble sheets, counting booklets, and filling out forms for the state as well as sifting through mountains of paperwork related to special education, for example. As a teacher who sees the same students on a daily basis, you know which students have the most pressing issues related to discipline and which ones would profit most from a visit with the counselor as opposed to a visit with the Principal or Dean of Students. Not every matter needs to go to the principal.

On the other hand, you are out there amidst the masses and you hear various stories about kids regarding things that are happening in their lives. Sometimes you have established enough of a rapport with a student that he or she shares it with you himself. Once a student was talking to me about where she was going for the holidays and matter of factly told me that she and her two sisters are from 3 different fathers and they would be going to see all of the fathers as well as the related grandparents, and even though one of the fathers used to “beat my Mom up”, things are pretty good around the holidays as long as he doesn’t get too drunk, etc. The child acted as though this was completely normal, and although she was a discipline problem now and then, after hearing this story, I looked at her much differently. I realized quickly that this was something that should involve the guidance counselor.

Remember also that kids spend more time around the people in school than the people at home, so you will often know immediately when a kid just does not look right which might be an indicator of sexual abuse, drug use, eating disorders, pregnancy, self abuse, etc. Maybe the grapevine knows about a death, a loss of a job, marital unrest, etc. You are the first line of defense in this process. The counselor has all of the right contacts and phone numbers of professionals that she can bring into the process. When a kid who was never a discipline problem starts to become one, or his work starts to take a negative turn, pay attention and don’t just turn directly to the discipline code page in the student handbook. You and the counselor, working together, can be a great force for changing a kid’s life- and the matter never has to get to the discipline office. Don’t be upset, however, if after the counselor gets involved, he or she is unable to share all information about the child with you. There are some issues with Confidentiality involved, so maybe all you will hear is that “The matter is being taken care of.” That might be all you are able to find out.

10. Careful About Examples

Do you remember the movie Home Alone? In it, Mc Cauley Culkin, the child who was left behind is talking to the old man who used to scare him. They are sitting in a church and the kid tells the old man that a certain third grader got “nailed” when kids found out that he wore dinosaur pajamas. If you are not careful about certain examples you speak about to misbehaving kids, you might get somebody “nailed”. To clarify, if you had brothers or sisters, do you ever remember hearing this from either of your parents, “Why can’t you be more like your brother who always makes the honor roll- he always does all of his work so neatly!

If, as a teacher, you make an example like this by saying, “Why can’t you people in the back turn in neat work like Jimmy here- he is such a wonderful student?”… you may be insuring that poor Jimmy is going to get “Nailed”. The world of kids is difficult enough, don’t put someone in peril because he or she is a model student. You can still have pageantry involving awards, but never expressed in a comparative way as in, “Jimmy got this, but look at you Billy, you only got this!” Your parents did that. It did not necessarily endear you to your brother or sister when the comparison was made.

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How to measure myself in good fitting cap and gown

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If all levels of education, from kindergarten to doctoral studies, it was done seven times. However, even in such a lot commencement exercises will not reduce how special each one. This is because of the experience, expectations and the level of effort put in is different, so each individual. So no matter how many graduates there is a desire that all special.

graduation cap and gown enhances the distinctive all events, because apart from the fact that only bestowed the right to wear a graduation With this, the band, you can also get to wear depending seven different graduation attires school and professional. Whether you decide to rent or buy a cap and gown, we need to ensure they are perfect. A selection of the ideal cap and gown appropriate to begin taking measurements. Here are the steps of the assembly of the cap and dress

1) Your graduation cap . If you visit a shop where you can buy or rent the space caps, skull caps they’ve done. You can choose one of them and he built his head. The part is highlighted sewn to your head size. Another option is to use a table to find out the size of the cap. Place the measuring tape an inch over one ear, passing through the forehead, ear over the other and surround the back of his head. Use the measurements to determine the size of the cap. For example, people with a head circumference of 22.75 is less than 24 inches must have a hat size 7-7 3/8.

2) Your graduation gown . First of all, for the entire graduation attire, including shoes. The accuracy, you need the help of another person to take the measurements. Stand up straight in your back against the wall. Measure the top of your head to the edge of the heel of the shoe. Use a table cloth on which size you’ll need. For example, a height of 3 feet 6 inches to 3 feet 8 inches must be obtained for the size 30 dress. For the measurement of the chest and sleeve size.

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Children learn new things while playing the Montessori Materials

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Once upon a time in kindergarten was similar across age groups for teaching methodology for children with other types of classes. As per the Honourable Minister of Education, now technology has become a successful roots into life. Thus, we see that the teaching methodology is better.

a child Study – No Sand Sailing Task

It can be concluded that there are a variety of new ways made it really easy for kids beginning to understand the lessons of life through the Montessori materials. Dear Minister explains the harsh reality that it does not sand yachting task to a child’s learning and turn to his interest in his studies.

He concluded that a number of schools that have been taken into use Montessori long. As a result, parents who desire to departments that fund into a hefty Montessori material as a good opportunity to teach. The initial years of the life of a child is a little critical.

Montessori items – a very affordable option

It has been scientifically proven that the early stages of life can lead to noticeable changes in the future. So parents with teachers took the initiative to explore ways to help Plexx fruitful learning every object is a simple cum efficient manner. In this case, the Montessori elements proved favorable opportunity.

When someone talks about Montessori teaching, he focused on the need to get the kids are very familiar colors, letters, numbers and other important things in such a way that they are easy to remember and recall of learned a long time. Montessori also makes it possible to relate the learning while on the road playing these games special.

No more headaches robbery

There are many reasons that a high level of popularity gained in Montessori education. He remembered everything, childhood days as one of the words used in the mug several times. However, with the help of a teaching method, you can learn to do the same in a creative way.

also, as a parent, he also ensures that the children who are learning Montessori these items are not going to forget things they learned. This is a point to ponder that teaching children the great responsibility of both parents and the parents. So you need to look at some ways, it is much easier for the children to have a deep understanding.

Montessori Education – Extremely simple and effective for children

The Montessori method of teaching includes all devices that can easily make studies fun for children. So, if anyone looks forward to the simple and innovative method of teaching, the Montessori believed that the best way to teach them. Students can easily learn a lesson, playful form, which all enjoyed.

Last but not least, Montessori teaching is very simple, but very effective for children when it comes to learning lessons. It was considered that the best means to deal with a child sufficiently interested trials. In addition, effective teaching plays a vital role in the life of the ward, in the long run.

High time to take use of this innovative method of teaching for children, such as studies them funny!

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The real aim of pre-school education

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There are several benefits associated with early childhood education, so much so that most parents think that this must be done and it is vital not only for the election. The preferred children acquire skills and also increase the current two features which help to make pre-school education, and it offers a positive influence on a child. This article will look at some of the benefits of the children enrolled in school after preschool at an early stage. Parents thinking of their early education or even uncertain if their children to school ready to find this information very useful.

Perhaps the best ability to develop and embrace the child during the early childhood education program would be the capacity to learn. This is the first step in the direction of schooling, welfare and overall success in life. Virtually all children will be naturally curious and will react to what you see, just touching and hearing. This capacity to learn and adjust should be carefully monitored at an early stage to be able to mold a child a much better person over time, and help him to become a successful individual in the coming years. The pre-school education will be a key element in guiding the child in the right direction.

The children usually communicate in any way they can, it’s important to hear what they were saying. Kindergarten children directly involved in the training and enhance communication with society. You will also learn the best way to express themselves, and how to realize what they teach. This ability to communicate effectively puts them in their daily work, and give them a better understanding of the world in which they live.

The classrooms will have a lot of kids in the same age group to communicate with each other and perform tasks while involved in recreational and learning activities. Teaching kindergarten impart the significance of teamwork and how everyone in the group should make the effort to reach the finish.

It is common for children to demand more attention and time so it will be difficult for parents to care for them, and perform household tasks. Kindergarten will be vital to help in this regard, because it offers more than enough children to develop physically and mentally.

Essentially, pre-school education will put greater emphasis on the importance of leisure and sports activities. This will help the children maintain a healthy body and mind, which in turn helps them to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.

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Child Custody – Is Hiring a Guardian Ad Litem a Good Idea?

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Is hiring a guardian ad litem a good idea in a custody case? If you had asked me that a year ago, I would have given a resounding “yes”. Now, I’ve had an experience that have caused me to rethink my opinion.

The function of a guardian ad litem, or “GAL” is to represent the interests of a person with a legal disability in court. Some appointments take place in divorce cases where the custody of children is at issue. Sometimes, a GAL is selected to determine the best interests of an adult incompetent. The idea is that the “GAL” can investigate the circumstances of the case, and presumably advise the court in a way that will let the judge make a final decision in the best interests of the incapacitated person. In some cases, that is exactly what happens. However, there seems to be a trend with judges to rely solely on what the “GAL” reports, rather than listen to the evidence that is presented at the hearing.

I recently had a divorce case where my client had had temporary custody of her children for over a year. The father continued the final hearing several times. He did not pay child support. We agreed to the appointment of a “GAL”. She made a report, stating that the children would be better off with their father, because their mother had gotten in a fight with her boyfriend, and one of the kids had overheard her cussing him out.

The older of the two children was in kindergarten. The father’s visitation had originally been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of each week to accommodate his work schedule. He made the little girl miss kindergarten to have his visit, even though he testified at the trial that his boss would have been willing to change his work hours to let his daughter go to school.

At the hearing, we disproved most of the things the “GAL” had found in the father’s favor, and except for the yelling boyfriend, almost everything she had found wrong with the mother. She did not show up to defend her report, although I had written to her several times to ask that she make corrections based on documentation I supplied. She did not.

The judge awarded child custody to the husband. In his order, he did not address the many things we had proved at trial in the mother’s favor. He did say the father should have to repay the back support he had neglected, but besides that, it was as if he had slept through the entire hearing, or had let enough time pass that he had forgotten everything that was proved.

It is an unfortunate fact in our legal system that there are not enough judges to go around. As a result, cases are frequently decided on hasty evidence, too quickly gathered. There is good argument for hiring someone to summarize the facts of a case so that the judge can make a decision without listening to hours of often irrelevant, and many times transparently self serving testimony. However, the judge should not set aside his obligations of fairness and rely on evidence produced out of his presence by someone who has little training to understand what she should be trying to find out. So, if you are confronted with the choice of hiring a “GAL” to make your custody decision, bear the following tips in mind:

1. Find out what procedure he / she will use. To make a good report, she needs to talk to teachers, neighbors, friends, doctors and anyone else who has information about the child. She should make a home visit with both parents when the child is present. She should talk to the child, not to ask where he / she wants to live, but to learn about his / her likes, dislikes, abilities, and communication skills. Sometimes, just finding out what experiences a child has with each of his / her parents can expose a lot of information about the family’s situation..

2. Find out what training your “GAL” has. If he she has just been awarded a certificate from a two day course, she isn’t really qualified to investigate your situation. If she has had intense training in a related field, such as family counseling, and has had some experience with children’s issues, she may be of real assistance in providing the right information to the court.

3. What will her employment cover? Hopefully, it will be her duty to report facts to the court. This is to say she won’t make a recommendation. The judge should take her report into account, but it should never relieve the court of the duty to consider all of the factors before it before making a custody decision.

It is always best if the parents can make child custody decisions between themselves. No other person, no matter how well trained or experienced can find out all of the subtle details that constitute a child’s experiences and needs. However, there are parents who can’t communicate effectively, and who refuse to deal with each other rationally when it comes to settling the important issues of a divorce. Because of this, court’s have to rely on “guardians ad litem and other professionals to obtain some of the information a court should consider in deciding a contested custody case. Hopefully, the person who is hired in your case has the training and background to furnish a fair and honest report to the judge. Before you are forced to hire a “GAL”, though, you should make sure.

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How to Choose Between Montessori, Progressive, Traditional, Waldorf, Or Reggio Emilia Preschools

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Types of Preschools from Which to Choose

When I sent my daughter to nursery school, I wanted the most nurturing environment I could find. I chose a wonderful, progressive program in downtown Manhattan. A few years later, when we were interviewing uptown for a selective girl’s school, the admissions director told me that when my daughter would be interviewed there, they would test her. She would be expected to draw circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. My eyes opened wide in shock and I said, “But my daughter doesn’t know how to draw those!” She looked at my daughter’s file and said (rather snootily), “Oh yes, your daughter went to one of those downtown play schools.”

I was offended that she viewed the school I loved so much that way. But what could I do? Meanwhile, I ran into a neighbor who had sent her daughter to a fancy uptown traditional nursery school. She was applying her daughter to the same girl’s school. So I said to her, “Guess what! The kids are going to have to draw circles, squares, triangles and rectangles to get in.” My neighbor said, “Oh, Erica can do that. They spent a whole month on a shape unit at her school.” In fact, Erica had produced an entire shape book for every major shape (including diamonds!) during that unit.

So, when you choose a nursery school for your child, whichever type of school you choose, remember that at the end, there is a test if you want private school or a gifted program. Even if you send your child to a regular ol’ public kindergarten, she will still be tested in the very early days for placement in slow, average and advanced ability groups. Some schools prepare kids for these tests and others don’t. Frankly, I probably would have chosen the same progressive school I chose no matter what because we loved it. But I wish I had understood from the beginning that there would be an important test at the end and if the nursery school didn’t prepare my child, I would have to.

Here are the five most common types or philosophies of preschools you’ll see – Montessori, Progressive, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at a preschool in a church, temple, co-op, private or public program – they are all likely to have adopted one of these approaches to education.

Montessori

Personally, I love Montessori schools and encourage you to tour one and see for yourself. Not only do kids learn a lot, but they are taught not to start a new project until they put the materials they were working on away. My daughter was always very messy and I have to wonder if she wouldn’t have been had I sent her to a Montessori school when she was very young.

Marie Montessori started her schools in the early 20th Century as a way to train severely retarded children. The materials she created were so effective that they were later used with normally intelligent children.

The goal of Montessori is to establish independence, self-esteem, and confidence in a child while fostering learning at his own pace.

In a Montessori classroom, the main interaction is between the child and the materials, not the teacher and the children. At first, the teacher demonstrates to the children the proper use of each set of materials. Then, the child can take the materials out, place them on a mat, and use them as the teacher taught her. When she is finished, she puts it away before starting another project. The emphasis is on self-directed learning.

Once the teacher has demonstrated the use of the materials, children work on them individually or in small groups. With this level of individualized instruction, children with learning delays or who are gifted often do well in a Montessori classroom.

The materials used in a Montessori classroom are built around three areas. 1) Practical life skills (folding shirts, tying shoelaces); 2) Sensory (handling geometric shapes, putting blocks into the right holes) and; 3) Language and mathematics (handling sandpaper letters and numbers, counting beads on a long chain). As you can imagine, children learn a great deal with this curriculum – numbers, letters, adding, subtracting, practical life skills, information and more.

The Montessori classroom is usually very bright, warm and inviting. There are usually several learning centers where children can explore via hands-on, tactile materials.

Children are of mixed ages, typically three to six-years-old, with the older children helping the younger ones. Kids are encouraged to work at their own pace and build their own foundation of knowledge. When they emerge from Montessori, they are cooperative, organized, respectful of other children’s work, and able to work independently.

Progressive (a.k.a. Developmental, Child-Centered, Bank Street Model)

This is the type of program I chose for my kids and we loved it. Here, the philosophy is that children need to explore and learn through imaginary play, art, and block building. The progressive classroom is usually set up as a series of “centers” where learning can take place using open-ended materials. There might be a fantasy play area, a cluster of easels with paint, a block corner, a water table, puzzle area and more. Teachers set these environments up in response to what they see the children are interested in. They move among the areas and encourage the kids to pursue their own projects and ideas at these centers. Play is considered the “work” of children and is taken seriously.

Here, there is no pre-planned curriculum that kids follow. Since teachers are following the children’s lead, what kids learn from year to year and between the morning and afternoon sessions may be different. Children work at their own pace, learning through play. The interaction is between the children as opposed to between the children and the materials (as with Montessori). At no prescribed points are children expected to learn any particular skill. In fact, specific learning through teaching is frowned upon. This explains why my daughter didn’t have a “unit” on shapes – This just wasn’t done in a progressive school.

Social interaction between children is very important in a progressive classroom. There is much talk about “community.” Separation between child and parent is seen as a major developmental step and a lot of time and energy is spent on this. The atmosphere is informal. Kids often call teachers by their first names and you would never find uniforms in such programs. The school is usually more relaxed about when a child should be toilet trained.

Children who attend progressive schools are usually more independent, curious, creative and likely to ask questions. They often score higher on tests of problem solving and curiosity, but lower on IQ tests. If your child will need to be tested for private school or a gifted program after attending a progressive school, you will want to be sure he has gained all the abilities IQ tests will assess.

In the traditional classroom, there is a structured curriculum with specific goals for the children. Goals are built around teaching children math, letters, numbers, sounds, shapes, problem solving, classifying, listening and more. The talk around the water table is most likely to be teacher directed instead of child led. Here, teachers instruct, direct, explain, and organize each lesson. Children learn from their teachers instead of their own exploration.

In this type of classroom, all the kids are likely to be working on the same activity at the same time. For example, at Thanksgiving, they may all work on putting pre-cut construction paper together to make turkeys. The emphasis will be more on the finished product than the process. If you go into a classroom and see a bulletin board displaying 20 matching turkeys, you are probably in a traditional school. At this type of school, kids might be working with worksheets to learn math and writing. There is an emphasis on school readiness.

Certainly there might be a free-choice period, but there is more emphasis on formal instruction. Children call teachers Mrs. X or Miss Y. You might find uniform or a dress code at this kind of school. At a traditional program, they will be strict about making sure your child is toilet trained before the age of three. Studies have shown that kids who attend traditional schools are less aggressive toward peers, more task oriented and do better on IQ and achievement tests. On the downside, they show less independence and initiative, their play is not as imaginative, and they score lower on tests of creativity.

Waldorf Schools

Developed by Rudolph Steiner in 1919, Waldorf programs aim to educate the whole child – “head, heart and hands.” Classrooms are warm and homey, creative play is the order of the day, with a strong dose of teamwork and community. The teacher stays with the same class from preschool through eighth grade, which leads to a strong relationship where the teacher truly knows your child.

Learning is hands on, through cooking, art projects, storytelling, singing, puppet shows, dress up and play. Academics are not emphasized in the early years, with reading readiness beginning in kindergarten and actual instruction starting in first grade. “Main lessons” are taught in blocks of 1.5 to 3 hours a day with each subject block lasting 3 to 5 weeks. This way, children experience the curriculum as deeply and vividly as possible. Activities that are seen as extras at many schools are core to Waldorf philosophy – art, gardening, and foreign language. In the early years,, much learning takes place through art versus lecturing and rote learning. All children knit and play the recorder.

In the early years, Waldorf schools don’t use textbooks. Instead, children have their own “main lesson books” which the fill out during the year, recording their experiences. Later, textbooks are introduced for certain classes such as math and grammar. Grades do not begin until middle school. Instead, teachers write detailed reports about each child’s development and progress.

The use of electronic media by young children, especially TV, is discouraged in Waldorf Schools.

Reggio Emilia Schools

Loris Malaguzzi founded the Reggio Emilia approach at a city in Italy called Reggio Emilia. Newsweek Magazine hailed them the best preschools in the world in 1991. Their approach sees children as being competent, resourceful, curious, imaginative and inventive.

In a Reggio Emilia school, educators play close attention to the look and feel of the classroom, which is often referred to as the “third teacher.” The goal is to create a room that is beautiful, joyful, inviting and stimulating. Children’s work is on display along with collections of leaves or rocks they have gathered from field trips. There is natural light, plants, mirrors, photographs and children’s work to capture the attention. Different centers are located throughout the classroom. They are devoted to dramatic play, art, writing, sand/water, reading, math, manipulatives, blocks and science. Much thought goes in to the design of a Reggio Emilia classroom in order to support their multi-sensory approach to learning.

After the teacher organizes the classroom in a way that is rich with possibilities, she invites the children to undertake exploration and problem solving. By observing the children, she learns what they are interested in and uses that information to act as a resource for them, asking them questions, discovering their ideas, helping them crate hypotheses and theories to test. There is no pre-set curriculum. Teachers and parents are seen as partners in learning with the children. Teachers document the children’s discussions, remarks and activities through notes, videos and photographs. This makes learning visible, helping parents understand what their children are doing, teachers understand the children better, and children see that their work is valued.

Long-term projects emerge out of spontaneous play and exploration with children. They may last from days to several months. Depending on children’s interests, topics for projects are decided (with the children’s input). Teachers bring in materials, books, questions, and opportunities for the children to explore the topic further. Exploration may take place through field trips, discussion, drawing, sculpture, puppetry, drama, shadow and dramatic play, and writing.

Combination Schools

Some schools use a mixture of the approaches mentioned above. You might find a program using the “best” of Montessori, while also spending lots of time on separation and socialization, which a pure Montessori school wouldn’t do. Some very structured and traditional schools will throw in a few elements of progressive into their program and say they are a combination school. This wouldn’t be a true combined approach unless the teachers are allowing the academic work to evolve out of the kids’ interests.

How do you know which educational philosophy a school follows? Look at their materials. Ask when you visit. But most of all, observe when you visit. Many schools are very clear about who they are and which philosophy they follow. Other directors will tell you they are are a mixture of progressive and traditional, but when you observe, you will clearly see they are one or the other.

Children attending a traditional or Montessori school are more likely to “graduate” with the types of skills private schools will be looking for. Traditional schools teach the skills and Montessori materials lend themselves to children learning these skills independently. This isn’t to say that children attending a progressive, Waldorf or Reggio Emilia school won’t acquire these skills through the program – many do. But if your child doesn’t, you won’t be getting a call from the Director raising a red flag that your child can’t draw circles, squares or triangles. These directors believe that children will learn these skills when they are interested and developmentally better.

One approach isn’t necessarily better than another. My recommendation is that you visit each type of school and determine which feels like the best fit. You may decide that your child is best suited for either a traditional or Montessori education. There are other factors you’ll want to consider in deciding on a preschool, but by exploring the various philosophies first, you’ll be able to rule out types of schools that don’t feel right for your child.

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เรียนรู้การออกเสียงภาษาเมารีด้วยการลวง ‘โง่กามเทพ’ เพลงตัวอักษร

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เมารีอักษรมีเพียง 20 ตัวอักษรประกอบด้วยตัวอักษรภาษาอังกฤษ, E, H, I, K, M, N , o, P, R, T, U, W, NG และ WH อื่น ๆ 5 ตัวอักษรมีสระยาวซึ่งรวมถึงจังหวะในแนวนอนด้านบนสระ.

มีเพลงลวงปรับแต่งของ ‘โง่กามเทพ’ ที่พวกเขาใช้ในโรงเรียนอนุบาลและโรงเรียนก่อนที่จะสอนเด็กวิธีการคือ ออกเสียงชาวเมารี รู้สึกเพียงเล็กน้อยเช่นในโรงเรียนอนุบาล.

ผมมีเพื่อนที่เอาขึ้นแน่นอนชาวเมารีในมหาวิทยาลัยที่จะเรียนรู้ภาษาและเข้าใจวัฒนธรรมเมารีที่ดีกว่า ครั้งแรกที่ผมได้ยินเพลงนี้คือพวกเขาร้องเพลงในลานฮอลล์ของเรา เพลงเพียงเกาะติดอยู่ในหัวของคุณให้ดี.

นอกจากนี้ก็จะเป็นประโยชน์ในการเรียนรู้วิธีการออกเสียงคำเมารีพื้นฐาน หลายสถานที่ในประเทศนิวซีแลนด์ใช้ชื่อเมารีเฉพาะเมืองใหญ่มีชื่อภาษาอังกฤษ นอกจากนี้ยังเป็นสิ่งที่ดีที่จะเรียนรู้เล็ก ๆ น้อย ๆ ของภาษาใหม่

วิธีการออกเสียงสระเมารี

เป็น -. E – I – O – U

เสียงเหมือน: มีสามหรือสอง

ออกเสียง NG ในขณะที่นักร้อง?

ออกเสียง WH เป็นเอฟ

เนื้อเพลง ‘โง่กามเทพ’ เมารีเพลงตัวอักษร

เป็น Haka มานะพิทักษ์ Tawa ngawha

E Heke Mene Pere เทเลลิงค์ ngewhe

ฉัน hiki มินิ Piri Tiwi ngiwhi

โมโน O Hoko Poro towo ngowho

เป็น – E – I – O – U (เสียงเหมือน “มีสามหรือสอง”)

U Huku munu Puru tuwu nguwhu

ฝึกไม่กี่ครั้งที่มีร้องเพลงพร้อมและคุณอาจได้รับการแขวนของชาวเมารีออกเสียง.

เมารีเพลงตัวอักษร (รุ่นที่ 2 )

คิดว่าคุณต้องปฏิบัติมากขึ้น?

ลองท้าทายนี้ ” กลับรุ่นด้วยตัวคุณเอง สิงห์ปรับแต่งของกามเทพโง่เกินไป.

U whungu wutu rupu numu ตำแหน่งที่จะ

โอ้ whongo woto ropo Nomo Koho

ฉัน whingi WITI RIPI Nimi kihi

E whenge Wete repe Neme KeHE

U – O – I – E – A (ดูเหมือนจะเป็น “คุณสำหรับฉัน EM-MA”)

เป็น whanga Wata Rapa Nama Kaha

ร้องเพลง Happy!

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วิวัฒนาการของกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดีย

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โทรทัศน์วงจรปิด (CCTV) กล้องจะใช้กันอย่างแพร่หลายในยุคปัจจุบันสำหรับการเฝ้าระวัง มันถูกใช้ในทุกประเทศเพื่อความปลอดภัย อินเดียจะไม่มีข้อยกเว้น! คุณอาจเจอกล้องวงจรปิดในประเทศอินเดียในชีวิตประจำวันต่อวัน นอกจากนี้การใช้งานที่เพิ่มขึ้น คุณอาจพบว่ามีอนาคตที่ดีสำหรับกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดีย CCTVs อยู่ที่นี่อยู่!

กล้องวงจรปิดได้รับการออกแบบครั้งแรกโดยนักวิทยาศาสตร์ชาวเยอรมันวอลเตอร์บรันช์ในปี 1942 มันถูกใช้ในการตรวจสอบการเปิดตัวของจรวด มันต่อมากลายเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของโปรแกรมการเปิดตัวทุกจรวด มันถูกใช้ในการตรวจสอบข้อบกพร่องทางเทคนิคใด ๆ ที่เกิดขึ้นในช่วงเปิดตัว สหราชอาณาจักร (UK) เริ่มใช้ระบบการตรวจสอบสถานที่สาธารณะเพื่อป้องกันอาชญากรรมในปี 1960 สหรัฐอเมริกา (US) เริ่มใช้ระบบการป้องกันอาชญากรรมในอาคารสาธารณะ การใช้ CCTVs แพร่กระจายอย่างรวดเร็วไปยังประเทศอื่น ๆ จำนวนมากที่สุดของกล้องวงจรปิดที่มีอยู่ในยุโรปในวันนี้ รัฐบาลยุโรปใช้เวลาเกือบสองในสามของงบประมาณการป้องกันอาชญากรรมในกล้องวงจรปิดและบันทึกวิดีโอดิจิตอล (DVRs).

เรื่องราวของอินเดียที่เกี่ยวกับกล้องวงจรปิดเป็นบิตที่แตกต่างกัน มันไม่ได้นานตั้งแต่การใช้ประโยชน์จากกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียได้รับโมเมนตัม แรงบันดาลใจที่จะใช้กล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียได้รับมาจากประเทศอื่น ๆ หลังจากการโจมตีบนหอคอยคู่, การเจริญเติบโตของกล้องวงจรปิดเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างมากในสหรัฐอเมริกา การใช้งานขนาดใหญ่ของกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียคือการคัดลอกเพียงมาตรการที่ใช้โดยประเทศอื่น ๆ ในการต่อสู้กับการก่อการร้าย แม้จะเป็นศูนย์กลางของจุดเน้นของการญิฮาดตามการก่อการร้ายในตลาดยังคงช้าที่จะยอมรับกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียเมื่อเทียบกับประเทศอื่น ๆ แนวโน้มการเปลี่ยนแปลงที่ก้าวอย่างรวดเร็ว แต่!

ย้อนกลับไปในปี 2002 กล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียถูกพบในโรงเรียน, โรงเรียนอนุบาล, ซูเปอร์มาร์เก็ต, ร้านค้าและค้าปลีก ร้านค้าปลีกและซูเปอร์มาร์เก็ตที่ต้องการให้มากที่สุดเพื่อป้องกันการขโมย โรงเรียนและโรงเรียนอนุบาลใช้ระบบการตรวจสอบกิจกรรมของเด็กเพื่อป้องกันการกลั่นแกล้งและเพื่อป้องกันอาชญากรรมเด็กและเยาวชน ในปี 2004 รายงานที่ตีพิมพ์ในหนังสือพิมพ์ชั้นนำ ตำรวจนิวเดลีกระตุ้นให้ธนาคารในเมืองที่จะติดตั้งกล้องวงจรปิดในการต่อสู้กับการปล้นธนาคาร จากนั้นกล้องวงจรปิดในบางสถานีตำรวจอินเดียก็ยังตั้งค่าการตรวจสอบกิจกรรมของเจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจ กล้องวงจรปิดในสถานีรถโดยสารและสถานีรถไฟอินเดียได้รับการติดตั้งเช่นเดียวกับการตรวจสอบการเลือกแทง สนามบินเริ่มใช้กล้องวงจรปิดเฝ้าระวังตั้งแต่ปี 2002

เทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศพระราชบัญญัติผ่านในปี 2008 ได้รับพลังอันยิ่งใหญ่ให้แก่รัฐบาลในเรื่องของการเฝ้าระวัง รัฐบาลสามารถตรวจสอบหลักฐานใด ๆ แม้ว่าจะเป็นเป่าให้ความเป็นส่วนตัวเพื่อปกป้องผลประโยชน์ของประชาชนทั่วไป กล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียจะค่อยๆทำให้ทางลงถนนร่างกายของเทศบาลและสถานที่สาธารณะอื่น ๆ การติดตั้งกล้องวงจรปิดในสถานที่สาธารณะอินเดียอาจลดอาชญากรรมและพฤติกรรมต่อต้านสังคม ขอบเขตสำหรับกล้องวงจรปิดรักษาความปลอดภัยในประเทศอินเดียเป็นอย่างมากในอนาคตอันใกล้!

โปรแกรม Outlook ต่อกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงมาก! วันนี้การใช้งานของกล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียไม่ได้ถูก จำกัด ไปยังพื้นที่ที่มีความไวสูง สำนักงานร้านอาหารและสถานที่อื่น ๆ ของชีวิตวันต่อวันติดตั้งกล้องวงจรปิดรักษาความปลอดภัยในการตรวจสอบกิจกรรมที่เกิดขึ้นในสถานที่ กล้องวงจรปิดในอินเดียได้กลายเป็นเครื่องมือสำคัญสำหรับการรักษาความปลอดภัย.

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A Complete Preschool Lesson Plan – Jungle Theme

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Hop on the Safari Bus. We are going on a Jungle Tour in the Preschool Classroom. It’s going to be so much fun for the children, and I guarantee you are going to enjoy yourself.

Here are some ideas on how to get your jungle theme lesson plan started and some ideas to keep it going for as long as your preschoolers are interested in the activity.

Here’s how to introduce the theme:

Day 1. Ask the children if they know what the word ‘jungle’ means. Explain what a jungle is for those who may not know, and have a picture of a jungle so they can associate your description with the picture.

Day 2. Have books* in the library on jungles and animals that live in the jungle. They can be a mix of cartoon type kids books and real-to-life kids books. (Your local library should be able to help you out with finding books.)

Day 3. Find pictures* of jungle animals from magazines, books, the internet, calendars, or anywhere you can find them, laminate them, and post them on the walls around the classroom.

Day 4. Place jungle themed toys on the toy shelf and place a few jungle themed puzzles in the puzzle area

Day 5. Find a CD with jungle themed music and play that throughout playtime after you talk about the jungle.

*If any pictures or books you have, show any sort of tribal people, you could make tribal masks for a creative art activity and the children can wear them in the dramatic play centre.

You can also place some paper towel tubes, pipe cleaners, markers, googly eyes, etc., on the art shelf and see which animals they create.

Here are some examples of animals you can introduce through books and pictures:

Panthers

Snakes

Bears

Monkeys

Zebras

Giraffes

Elephants

Cheetahs

Alligators

Rhinoceros

Birds

Hippopotamus

Feel free to have an open discussion with the children. Talk about the colors of the animals, their teeth, their eyes, which animal does each child like best, etc.

If you want, you can also touch on what the animals eat but make sure you keep it simple. The children at this stage in life don’t need to start learning about the words carnivores, herbivores, etc. Just keep things simple like saying, a panther eats meat, a monkey eats fruit, a giraffe eats leave from tall trees, etc.

The children will probably want to know where the animals homes are in the jungle. This information should be easy to find through the books and pictures you have. If not, the library will have books on the individual animals you are talking about which will give you the information you need.

Here are some examples to get you started:

The animals will find homes within their habitat (the jungle) which they make into a home for them and their animal families.

Animals homes in the jungle could be a nest, a den, a burrow, under a rock, in a hollow tree trunk, up high in trees, etc.

You can then talk about which animal might live in a tree, which one would live under a rock, etc.

To incorporate this theme into the different programming areas of the classroom, some examples could be:

Creating a jungle themed dramatic play center:

Make a jungle jeep, safari jeep or car out of a box or, place 4 chairs together with a stand up steering wheel in front of one chair.

Get some safari looking hats.

Children’s binoculars.

Pretend cameras.

Post jungle animal pictures on the wall and watch your preschool children go wild over this theme. 🙂

Here is a sandy sensory idea:

Place some sand in the sensory bin.

Find some small rubber or plastic sand animals* you would find in the jungle. (Snakes, beetles, insects, etc.)

Place these items in the sensory bin and your done.

*I have had great success finding almost everything I need at dollar stores. Search them out, I am sure you will find what you are looking for.

Just be as creative as you can with this theme. The possibilities are endless if you put your mind to it. When you are listening to the jungle music you can incorporate creative movement into this. Ask the children to pick an animal they would like to pretend to be and move to the music like that animal. There is no right or wrong movement, the children will have so much fun.

You could also move this theme into outdoor gross motor play. You could bring some of the dramatic play items outside like the hats, binoculars, cameras etc. Place some stuffed toys here and there around the play yard (make sure they get washed when you bring them in for the day) and go on an outdoor safari hunt.

The children can ride their bikes and go on their own tour, they can go on a “lion/bear hunt,” you can run from animals ‘scare’ you, you can tip toe and walk around animals that are ‘sleeping’.

Remember to use your imagination and expand on what the children are doing and saying.

Have a wonderful Jungle Themed Lesson and go wild with adventure.

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Source by Sbobet888 Marisa Wondertoti Robinson