Early Learners in Preschools and Kindergartens, Loose Leaf Version, 1st edition

  • Kimberly Maich

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Overview

Early Learners in Preschools and Kindergartens: 50 Case Stories in Child Development, Inclusion, Collaboration and Special Needs is a compilation of fictional case stories representing typical day to day narratives of early learners aged 3-6. Many stories represent typical students in day-to-day learning situations and challenges, and others include elements of students who may experience a long-term or transitory challenge, including those with a diagnosis or an identification of an exceptionality. All stories focus on teaching and learning from a positive perspective of care and support for the development of early learners.

Table of contents

Preface
The Book
Framework
Guide to Effective Use
Guide to Case Story Choice

Chapter 1: Social Development
Learning Objectives
Case Story 1.1: Ana and Chris Make Friends
Case Story 1.2: Giraffe and Sheep Butt Heads
Case Story 1.3: Social Problem-Solving with a Sidewalk Chalk Surprise
Case Story 1.4: Lewis Joins In
Case Story 1.5: Suzy Helps Out
Case Story 1.6: Justine and Ricky Learn to Get Along
Case Story 1.7: Jackson Learns to Say “No” — and to Say it Politely
Case Story 1.8: In Someone Else’s Shoes
Case Story 1.9: Quentin Cares
Case Story 1.10: Charlie Calms Down
Brief Response Questions
In-Depth Response Questions
References

Chapter 2: Emotional Development
Learning Objectives
Case Story 2.1: Learning Independence through Snow Pants
Case Story 2.2: Mr. Smith’s Passion for Cultural Diversity
Case Story 2.3: Learning about Ourselves in Mr. Banerji’s Kindergarten Class
Case Story 2.4: “I can do this!” -- Lori’s Tale of Setting a Personal Goal
Case Story 2.5: Lucas Struggles with “Sad”
Case Story 2.6: Happiness
Case Story 2.7: Olwen’s Pathway through Fear
Case Story 2.8: How Malcolm Approached Anger Proactively
Case Story 2.9: Olivia’s Struggles with Self-Calming
Case Story 2.10: Samaria’s Rough Patch
Brief Response Questions
In-Depth Response Questions
References

Chapter 3: Language Development
Learning Objectives
Case Story 3.1: Let’s Talk about Bananas, Elephants, and More!
Case Story 3.2: A Cacophony of Vocabulary
Case Story 3.3: Mine, Yours, and Ours
Case Story 3.4: Discovering the Importance of Teacher-Student Talk
Case Story 3.5: Considering Listening
Case Story 3.6: Say it again!
Case Story 3.7: Searching for the Letter O
Case Story 3.8: Ms. Zoila Considers Pre-Reading
Case Story 3.9: Noah Writes a Classroom Book
Case Story 3.10: Grace and her Name
Brief Response Questions
In-Depth Response Questions
References

Chapter 4: Cognitive Development
Learning Objectives
Case Story 4.1: Mrs. Willoby’s Happy, Busy Classroom
Case Story 4.2: Ethan’s Snowman
Case Story 4.3: Daddy Cooks Lunch and Supper
Case Story 4.4: Who, What, Why, When, Where, and How?
Case Story 4.5: Ava’s Observations
Case Story 4.6: Lukas Loves “2”
Case Story 4.7: Oscar’s Trot-Trots
Case Story 4.8: Counting
Case Story 4.9: Mr. Kim Shares His Shapes
Case Story 4.10: Playing with Patterns
Brief Response Questions
In-Depth Response Questions
References

Chapter 5: Physical Development
Learning Objectives
Case Story 5.1: Fern’s Lunch
Case Story 5.2: Mr. Wiki’s Kindergarten Class Moves and Grooves
Case Story 5.3: Zipping, Tying, Lacing, and More: Skills of Independence
Case Story 5.4: Ari Draws
Case Story 5.5: Fine Motor Skills with Pompoms, Clothes Pegs, and Play
Case Story 5.6: Kiska Hops on One Foot!
Case Story 5.7: Throwing Lessons on the Playground
Case Story 5.8: Movement and Expression with the Cha Cha Slide
Case Story 5.9: Slithering, prancing, and stretching up high!
Case Story 5.10: Mixed-up Fun
Brief Response Questions
In-Depth Response Questions
References

Published by Pearson Canada (January 18th 2014) - Copyright © 2014