Course curriculum

  • 6

    Topic 1: Chapter 2

    • Infants

    • Accommodations

    • Lesson Plan: Playdough Impressions

    • Worksheet: Playdough Impressions

    • Response: Playdough Impressions

    • Worksheet: Infants

    • Worksheet: Playdough Skills

  • 7

    Topic 1: Chapter 3

    • Toddlers

    • Building

    • Lesson Plan: Toddler Treasure Hunt

    • Worksheet: Toddler Treasure Hunt

    • Response: Toddler Treasure Hunt

  • 8

    Topic 1: Chapter 4

    • Preschool Playdough

    • Prime Time for Playdough

    • Playdough Activities

    • Lesson Plan: Use Your Noodle Playdough Play

    • Worksheet: Use Your Noodle Playdough Play

    • Response: Use Your Noodle Playdough Play

    • Lesson Plan: Flower Garden Fun

    • Worksheet: Flower Garden Fun

    • Response: Flower Garden Fun

  • 9

    Topic 1: Chapter 5

    • School-Age Playdough

    • Playdough Learning

    • Playdough Through the Ages

    • Lesson Plan: Playdough Nature Walk

    • Worksheet: Playdough Nature Walk

    • Response: Playdough Nature Walk

  • 10

    Topic 1: Chapter 6

    • Social and Emotional

    • Strengthen Social Skills

    • Physical Development

    • Physical Development: Toddlers

    • Physical Development: Preschoolers

    • Creative Play and Playdough

    • Encouraging Creativity

    • Language and Literacy

    • Worksheet: Developmental Benefits

    • Practice Vocabulary

    • Stress and Anxiety

    • Calming Sensation of Playdough

    • Using Playdough to Relieve Stress

    • Math and Playdough

    • Shapes, Numbers, and Colors

    • Science and Playdough

    • Playdough and STEM

    • Making Playdough is Scientific

    • Kinesthetic Learners and Playdough

    • Playdough for Special Needs

    • Topic 1: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 11

    Topic 1: Chapter 7

    • Making Play Dough

    • Worksheet: Making Play Dough

    • The Playdough Mess

    • Involve Children in Making Playdough

    • Giant List of Playdough Additives

    • Additives

    • Basic Dough Recipe

    • Silky Dough

    • 3 Bears Dough

    • Gluten Free Dough

    • Slime Recipes: Sparkly Slime

    • Fluffy Slime

    • Gingerbread Man Slime

    • Worksheet: Recipes

    • Basic Slime

    • About Oobleck

    • Classic Goo

    • Bouncy Ball Goo

    • Topic 1: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding

  • 12

    Topic 1: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 1 Completion

    • Topic 1 Reflection

    • Unit 2 Topic 1 Quiz

  • 13

    Topic 2: Engaging Young Children in STEM

    • Unit 2 Topic 2

    • Topic 2: Course Description

    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment

  • 14

    Topic 2: Chapter 1

    • What is STEM for young children?

    • Benefits of STEM

    • Social Skills

    • Science

    • STEM Experiences

    • Share STEM Experience

    • Topic 2: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 15

    Topic 2: Chapter 2

    • Support STEM Play

    • STEM-Friendly Play Environment

    • Creating a STEM-Friendly Play

    • Technology in the Classroom

    • Technology Lessons

    • Engineering in the Classroom

    • Engineering Lessons

    • Mathematics in the Classroom

    • Math STEM Lessons

    • Challenges

    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 16

    Topic 2: Chapter 3

    • Lesson Plan: Clear Tambourines

    • Worksheet: Clear Tambourines

    • Lesson Plan: Disappearing Bottle

    • Worksheet: Disappearing Bottle

    • Lesson Plan: Light Table

    • Worksheet: Light Table

    • Lesson Plan: Magnet Busy Jar

    • Worksheet: Magnet Busy Jar

  • 17

    Topic 2: Chapter 4

    • Lesson Plan: Whales Stay Warm

    • Lesson Plan: Not a Stick

    • Lesson Plan: Three Little Pigs Houses

    • Worksheet: Preschool Lesson Plans

  • 18

    Topic 2: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 2 Completion

    • Topic 2 Reflection

    • Unit 2 Topic 2 Quiz

  • 19

    Topic 3: It's a Numbers Game: Math for Young Children

    • Unit 2 Topic 3

    • Topic 3: Course Description

    • Topic 3: Pre-Assessment

  • 20

    Topic 3: Chapter 1

    • Early Math

    • Math Concepts

    • Topic 3: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 21

    Topic 3: Chapter 2

    • Everyday Infant and Toddler Math

    • Everyday Math Examples: Infants

    • Everyday Math Examples: 2 Years Old

    • Math for Infants

    • Support Early Math Skills for Infants

    • Math for Toddlers

    • Support Early Math Skills for Toddlers

    • Topic 3: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 22

    Topic 3: Chapter 3

    • Lesson Plan: Shape and Dimension Sensory Bin

    • Worksheet: Shape and Dimension Sensory Bin

    • Lesson Plan: Invisible Number Sensory Bin

    • Worksheet: Invisible Number Sensory Bin

    • Lesson Plan: Shape Sensory Bag

    • Worksheet: Shape Sensory Bag

  • 23

    Topic 3: Chapter 4

    • Everyday Preschool Math

    • Everyday Math Examples: Preschool

    • Lesson Plan: Popsicle Stick Shapes

    • Worksheet: Popsicle Stick Shapes

    • Response: Popsicle Stick Shapes

    • Lesson Plan: Weight and Measure Activity Center

    • Worksheet: Weight and Measure Activity Center

    • Response: Weight and Measure Activity Center

    • Lesson Plan: Measuring with Worms

    • Worksheet: Measuring with Worms

  • 24

    Topic 3: Chapter 5

    • Introduction to Math Centers

    • Math and Manipulatives

    • Early Childhood Math Centers

    • Math Station

    • Topic 3: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 25

    Topic 3: Chapter 6

    • Math Center Environment

    • Interacting with Math Concepts

    • First things First

    • Math Center How To

    • Math Center Inspiration

    • Graphing Mats

    • Math Center Ideas

    • Topic 3: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 26

    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 3 Completion

    • Topic 3 Reflection

    • Unit 2 Topic 3 Quiz

  • 27

    Topic 4: Little Explorers - Keeping Science Simple

    • Unit 2 Topic 4

    • Topic 4: Course Description

    • Pre-Assessment

  • 28

    Topic 4: Chapter 1

    • Early Science

    • Delivering Science Lesson Plans

    • Why Teach Science

    • Baby Brainpower

    • Topic 4: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 29

    Topic 4: Chapter 2

    • Science for Infants

    • Supporting Science for Infants

    • Science for Toddlers

    • Scientific Process for Toddlers

    • Supporting Science for Toddlers

    • Topic 4: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 30

    Topic 4: Chapter 3

    • Lesson Plan: Smelling Bottles

    • Worksheet: Smelling Bottles

    • Lesson Plan: Color Mixing Discovery Bottles

    • Worksheet: Color Mixing Discovery Bottles

    • Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect Sensory Bag

    • Worksheet: Cause and Effect Sensory Bag

  • 31

    Topic 4: Chapter 4

    • Science for Preschoolers

    • Supporting Science for Preschoolers

    • Lesson Plan: Colorful Carnations

    • Worksheet: Colorful Carnations

    • Lesson Plan: Frozen Jell-O Excavation

    • Worksheet: Frozen Jell-O Excavation

    • Lesson Plan: Magic Milk

    • Worksheet: Magic Milk

  • 32

    Topic 4: Chapter 5

    • Science in Real Life

    • Science Through Play

    • Fostering Science Exploration in Young Children

    • Topic 4: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 33

    Topic 4: Chapter 6

    • Why Include a Science Center?

    • Imagination in Science

    • Physical Science

    • Life Science

    • Scientific Inquiry

    • Science Center

    • Topic 4: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 34

    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 4 Completion

    • Topic 4 Reflection

    • Unit 2 Topic 4 Quiz

  • 35

    Topic 5: Movers and Shakers, It's all about the Music

    • Unit 2 Topic 5

    • Topic 5: Course Description

    • Topic 5: Pre-Assessment

  • 36

    Topic 5: Chapter 1

    • Music Experiences

    • Development and Learning

    • Music Defined

    • Musical Awareness

    • Music Effects Emotions

    • Ideas for Music

    • Music and Culture

    • Worksheet: Musical Awareness

    • Lesson Plan: Shake it up!

    • Worksheet: Shake it up!

  • 37

    Topic 5: Chapter 2

    • Let’s Dance!

    • Movers and Shakers

    • Lesson Plan: Walk and Stop

    • Worksheet: Walk and Stop

    • Rhythm

    • Clap and Respond

    • Rhythm Game

    • Ways to Explore Rhythm

    • Rhythm Sticks

    • Lesson Plan: Drum Circle

    • Worksheet: Drum Circle

    • Lesson Plan: Hit, Tap and Strike

    • Worksheet: Hit, Tap and Strike

  • 38

    Topic 5: Chapter 3

    • You Should be Dancin'

    • Dance in the Early Years

    • Social and Emotional

    • Build Confidence

    • Lesson Plan: Dancing Together

    • Worksheet: Dancing Together

    • Lesson Plan: Movement Songs

    • Worksheet: Movement Songs

  • 39

    Topic 5: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 5 Completion

    • Topic 5 Reflection

    • Unit 2 Topic 5 Quiz

  • 40

    Topic 6: Fostering Literacy in the Growing Child

    • Unit 2 Topic 6

    • Topic 6: Course Description

    • Topic 6: Pre-Assessment

  • 41

    Topic 6: Chapter 1

    • Read To Be Ready

    • Early Years

    • Learners of all Ages

    • Language

    • Comprehension

    • Book you have Shared

    • Interacting with Print

    • Ideas for Supporting Print Concepts

    • Topic 6: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding

  • 42

    Topic 6: Chapter 2

    • Reading to Infants and Toddlers

    • Stages of Early Reading

    • Birth to 8 Months

    • 8 to 18 Months

    • 18 to 24 Months

    • 3 to 5 Years Old

    • Reading Experiences

    • Topic 6: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 43

    Topic 6: Chapter 3

    • Phonological Awareness

    • Phonemic Awareness and Letter Recognition

    • Strengthen Phonemic Awareness

    • Ideas for Phonemic Awareness

    • Lesson Plans for Infants

    • Topic 6: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 44

    Topic 6: Chapter 4

    • Storytime

    • Vocabulary Skills

    • Support Vocabulary Acquisition

    • Topic 6: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding

  • 45

    Topic 6: Chapter 5

    • Early Writing

    • Draw Write Read

    • Writing Activities

    • Pre-emergent Writing

    • Topic 6: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 46

    Topic 6: Chapter 6

    • The Importance of Literacy Centers

    • Creating Hands-On Literacy Centers

    • Effective Literacy Center

    • Make them Fun

    • Make them Meaningful

    • Designing Literacy Centers

    • Introduce Them to the Class

    • Model and Practice

    • Review Activities

    • Common Mistakes

    • Topic 6: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 47

    Topic 6: Chapter 7

    • Using Picture Books

    • Pictures and Words Together

    • Picture Books for Infants and Toddlers

    • Picture Books for Preschoolers

    • The Preschool Library

    • Favorite Picture Books

    • Picture Books for the Classroom

    • Read-Aloud Strategies for Picture Books

    • Read Aloud Strategies

  • 48

    Topic 6: Chapter 8

    • Lesson Plan: Carrot Feet

    • Worksheet: Carrot Feet

    • Lesson Plan: The Giving Tree

    • Worksheet: The Giving Tree

    • Lesson Plan: 10 Apples Sensory Bag

    • Worksheet: Apples Sensory Bag

    • Lesson Plan: Our Classroom Book

    • Worksheet: Our Classroom Book

    • Lesson Plan: Rhyming Locks

    • Worksheet: Rhyming Locks

    • Lesson Plan: Sand Tray Prewriting

    • Worksheet: Sand Tray Prewriting

    • Lesson Plan: Montessori Pet Food Pouring

    • Worksheet: Montessori Pet Food Pouring

    • Lesson Plan: Phonemic Tic-Tac-Toe

    • Worksheet: Phonemic Tic-Tac-Toe

  • 49

    Topic 6: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 6 Completion

    • Topic 6 Reflection

    • Unit 2 Topic 6 Quiz

  • 50

    Time to Start Building the Portfolio

    • Competency Standards Book

    • Let's Build Your Portfolio

    • Portfolio Resource Instructions

  • 51

    Professional Portfolio Assignment

    • Assignments

    • Tab C - RC I-3 Weekly Lesson Plans

    • Tab D - Unit 2 RC II Learning Experiences

    • Competency Statement 2

    • Professional Portfolio Resources

  • 52

    Unit 2 Wrapping it Up

    • Unit 2 Review

    • Unit 2 Feedback Form

    • ATTENTION