The Educator's PLN
The personal learning network for educators
This is a group designed to discuss early childhood, fun, issues and maybe just vent.
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2018
This group does not have any discussions yet.
Sara- I have taught in a younger preschool classroom and used a more emergent, self-directed approach to handwriting. We used some of the HWT materials but never worked straight from the curriculum.
I am, however, very well versed in using emergent curriculum. I have been teaching in an Early Childhood program for the last 15 years using this approach. While I haven't used it in the early primary years, I am sure I could help. Do you have a provocation that you are thinking of starting with? Are you referring to a Cycle of Inquiry to examine documentation? How are you gathering documentation? Lots of questions I know but trying to see how I can help.
I am in the unique position of teaching Pre-K in the morning and 1st math, reading, spelling, and phonics in the afternoon. Wondering if anyone can answer a couple of questions for me . . .
1. for Pre-K I teach Handwriting Without Tears handwriting and like the developmental sequence for that (I use many of their manipulative as well); however, I want to teach letters that are harder to master early in the year so they are reinforced over a longer period of time. We have followed HWT sequence and done letter of the week; however, I am thinking of going more thematic (not letter oriented) and featuring a letter each week and a different letter for handwriting. Does anyone approach letters like this (or in another way)?
2. Is anyone using emergent curriculum in early primary? Where did you start?
Welcome toThe Educator's PLN
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Listen to or download FREE podcasts with weekly recaps from #edchat
October 8, 2020 to October 9, 2020 – Courtyard by Marriott
November 17, 2020 at 8am to November 20, 2020 at 5pm – Walt Disneyworld Swan & Dolphin Resort
© 2020 Created by Thomas Whitby.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.