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Transcript of Annual Editions
Full day classes spend 6 times as much time on literacy and math than free play
Curriculum initially created for first grade TEACHERS Implications for Discussion Why do you think this article was titled "Are We Paving Paradise?" To a Focus on Outcomes To a Focus on Literacy and Math of Kindergarten Progress Report (1960) Ability to Listen Ability to Play with Others Progress Report (1998) Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Science Social Studies Social Skills Work Habits Math Teacher Comments: Report Card (2009) *note name change Reports on Performance: Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Comments: Comments: Comments: Comments: Skills developed by play: Learning to negotiate, share, empathize, plan, solve, and work towards goals. Miller, E., & Almon, J. (2009). Crisis in the kindergarten: Why children need to play in school. Education Digest, 75(1), 42-45. social-emotional, physical, aesthetic, cognitive, and linguistic development. Teacher directed lessons and student choice. Devotes a good amount of time to play Pertains to interests of 5-year-olds Physical environment includes many labeled areas of interest Recognizes kindergartners as eager learners. Teachers have background of early childhood education, balanced programs, and support http://proxy-tu.researchport.umd.edu/login?ins=tu&url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=44062215&site=eds-live&scope=site Hybrid Kindergartens Time management: important for teacher relationships, trust, and play Keep children the center of kindergarten Creativity is key Learner and Community Member: Teacher guided social, physical, and academic programs.
Classroom looks like a play room.
Teachers focus on child not curriculum. (Graue, 2012, 34-35.) Half day to full day
Pre-school programs began Students must be able to read by third grade or they will be behind, increasing expectations for students in grades before. to Report Card Progress to administrative purposes (Graue, 2012, 35.) Chimera Organism with genetic make up of two species. Curriculum based teaching like Elementary School Development of social skills and relationships like Early Childhood Kindergarten Chimera: "1. Restore child-initiated play and experiential learning
2. Reassess kindergarten standards to ensure that they promote developmentally appropriate practices.
3. End the inappropriate use in kindergarten of standardized tests.
4. Expand the early childhood research agenda to examine the development of children from diverse backgrounds.
5. Give teachers first-rate preparation that emphasizes the full development of the child and the importance of play. (Miller, 2009, 45.) Crisis in Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School 6. Use the crisis of play's disappearance from kindergarten to rally organizations and individuals to create a national movement for play in schools and communities." (Graue, 2012, 35.) (Graue, 2012, 35.) (Graue, 2012, 35.) What do you find more important for young children to develop first, social skills or academic skills and why? Questions (Graue, 2012, pg 34)