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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Preschool I

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/tch/preschool1.html

 

Preschool I

We spend much of our time communicating, reading, and playing both indoors and outdoors. The children in this room are learning important skills through their play such as self- help skills, life skills, math, science, and literacy skills. The children have several opportunities every day to work on social skills, problem solving skills, and conflict resolution.
 
 Self-help skills are learned through:
*dressing and undressing
*hanging outerwear
*putting toys away
*cleaning spills
*serving themselves during mealtimes
 
Life skills are learned through:
*dramatic play experiences (dress-up, dolls, toys dishes, play tools, pretend resturant etc.)
*cleaning up/putting away toys, clothes, blankets, etc...)
*serving themselves during mealtimes
 
Math/Science/Literacy skills are learned through:
*books (reading with individually or in small or large group)
*games (we have many!!!!)
*activities/games that teach counting, colors, patterns etc...through one to one correspondence
*small manipulatives tools such as crayons, pencils, puzzles, small blocks etc...
*sensory table(wet and dry items such as water, snow, and sand plus other nature items. Games and manipulative items are used also.
*gardening outside
 
Chlidren practice their social skills each day by:
*communicating their needs and wants with adults and other children
*asking other children if they can join in their play
*telling other children how they feel when invloved in a conflict
 
Children work on problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills:
*by interacting wiht peers their age
*during the regular course of each day through modeling and staff interaction