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tbh it doesnt matter till hs. but maybe actually do your hw instead of coming here. try tutoring. or giving yourself goals.

Preschool | Answered on Oct 24, 2017


You could try out Care.com for free

Preschool | Answered on Oct 01, 2017


1+1=2

or also equals window

Preschool | Answered on Oct 01, 2017


nah

Preschool | Answered on Oct 01, 2017


I'm not upset with this. I'm agnostic. really I don't care as long as it's not Scientology. but by the looks of it you seem more upset and argumentative than any atheist I know.. just an opinion though

Preschool | Answered on Sep 30, 2017


why do we tolerate people who believe the downfall of America is due to a specific group of people?

Preschool | Answered on Sep 29, 2017


I'm sorry to read that your toddler unhappy with preschool. Finding a preschool that makes the parents and child satisfied isn't easy. Here's a couple of suggestions and questions that could help.
what you Do and Don't want to see in an Perschool classroom?
What's the ratio of teachers to student? Remember your day to day schedule so both hours and days blend together. When you first go for a meet and greet Don't take your toddler with you so you can focus. Do see if the school offers get to know you time. It's a way to induce your toddler to a new surroundings.Ask lots of questions. Ask friends and relatives if they have any recommendations. Try to keep the list small (5-6). Remember that kids should feel comfortable,safe and secure. Pay attention to their body language and your parental feeling when picking a preschool. I hope this helps you next time. If you're still having trouble maybe this website can help.

Preschool | Answered on Aug 02, 2017


There are so many cultures in today's society that it's hard to keep up with what is and what is not allowed. It's not so much Muslims, but the religion of Islam that has a problem with music. SOME people who practice Islam believe that music is forbidden. This includes listening to music, playing musical instruments, and singing songs. There are some Muslim parents who have decided that their children should not listen to music, because of their religion.

While I think it's wrong for a parent to make that kind of religious choice for their child, there's not really much that you can do about it as a teacher. A couple of solutions to diffuse the situation and keep the parents happy:
Talk to the parents - have a conversation with the parents about music and the role that it plays in your classroom. Explain which days you listen to music or have music themed classes and advise the parents that they may wish to not bring their child on that day

Talk to the child - explain to the child that their mom and/or dad does not want them participating in music activities. Offer the child a quiet alternative that will not distract the other children for him/her to participate in while the rest of the class has music time

Take the child to another classroom - if you have another classroom with similar aged children nearby, arrange for the child to go visit the other classroom for the period of time while your class will be participating in music activities

Finally, if all else fails, tell the parents it's your classroom and if they cannot agree with your policies that your class may not be the best place for their child.

Preschool | Answered on Aug 02, 2017


SHAME ON YOU!!! HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SOMEDAY SEE THE LIGHT IF YOU ARE JUST A PRESCHOOLER.

Preschool | Answered on Jun 12, 2017


Right where He's always been. I think it's a blessing when God calls a child home or anyone home who is sick and ill. Cancer is a horrible disease, and a child shouldn't have to suffer with it on Earth. God calls that child home for an eternity of happiness, no more pain, no more tears, no more suffering, and no more cancer. We should all be so lucky!

Preschool | Answered on Jun 12, 2017


You don't have to be ultra creative to teach preschool, you do however need to know how to make use of resources. The Internet is filled with resources that will help make your job as a teacher easier.

Some of my favorite websites for preschool crafts, activities, and song lyrics are: Kid Zone, DLTK Kids, and Kididdles for music.

As for classes that you could take, there are a number of them. There are basic early childhood education classes taught by colleges, but they do not really teach creativity.

One of my favorite places to learn creativity is Lakeshore Learning Centers. It's a store that sells teaching materials, classroom materials, etc. They offer free teaching workshops which are fantastic. The workshops generally have a theme, and they teach you everything from songs to crafts, games, and more. You usually get a certificate at the end, and some colleges will count their free workshops as part of your instructional hours. The classes are an hour long, and they even have giveaways where you can win supplies for your classroom. You can learn more about their workshops at:
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general_content/store_locations/teacherWorkshops.jsp

One of the best ways to learn hands down is to sit in on other teacher's classrooms. Talk to other teachers, let a parent helper take a day off, and enjoy seeing how another teacher runs their classroom.

Honestly, a lot of the ideas that I used in my classroom came from children's television programs like Barney the Dinosaur. I actually can't draw worth a lick but I learned the basics from a children's television program called Pappyland.

The key to creativity is to find what you are good at and go with it. Some people love to sing, play a musical instrument, and write song lyrics...I can't carry a tune in a bucket. But the thing about preschoolers is they don't care if you sing out of tune. If music isn't your thing maybe art is and you can show kids how to draw, paint, sketch, and so forth. There is also writing, playing with toys like LEGO, making up stories, playing with puppets, make believe, and so many other things. Find what you love to do and incorporate it into your classroom...that will go farther than all the training in the world.

Preschool | Answered on May 24, 2017


I have lots of dreams and wishes but as a Christmas gift, I want lots of happiness for my family, friends, parents, etc. I want to spend time with all of them and enjoy the snow night with delicious cakes and snacks and lots of drama and dance.
Also, a beautiful dress and one of my dream wish is that I want to meet Santa Clause......

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Preschool | Answered on May 11, 2017


It is not weird for a teacher to hug their student. I do think it is somewhat weird for a teacher to kiss a student. Especially since young children carry so many germs, all you would be doing is spreading the germs around. Hugs are always welcome, not only by scared little students, but also by discouraged teachers having a rough day.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


I would never use tacks or any type of sharp object in a preschool classroom. There are so many other ways to mount things that make more sense. For instance, many white boards are magnetic and you can use large magnets (avoid small ones which could be swallowed) and 3M makes dozens of mounting products that are clear, don't ruin wall surfaces, and are non toxic should a child decide they want to put one in their mouth. As a general rule if you can take an object, poke yourself with it, and bleed, it shouldn't be in a preschool classroom.

By the way, Scotch tape is not a good choice for sticking things to walls. In many cases, it's not strong enough to adhere to the wall, and if it's a painted wall, it will take the paint off the wall.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


Generally speaking spelling is not taught to three and four year old's. Children have to start with the basics. The start of learning how to spell is learning the alphabet. Believe it or not there are three year old's and even some four year old's who do not know the alphabet.

To teach preschoolers the alphabet, you generally focus on one letter at a time and have the child complete a tracing sheet where they learn to write the letters by copying the outline of the letters. Other ways to teach the alphabet are reciting the alphabet song, ready a book about the alphabet, or making each day represent a letter of the alphabet and teaching subjects, reading books, eating snacks, and making crafts that start with that letter of the alphabet.

The first word a child should learn to spell is his/her own name. A child can learn to spell as they are learning to read, but it does not do much good to teach spelling to a child who cannot start to recognize words, and understand that words are formed when you put letters together.

The focus for three and four year old's should be on learning new words, not on learning how to spell. Three and four year old's generally do not know how to read or spell. These are things that are taught beginning with pre-kindergarten and into kindergarten. You need to teach a child as many words as possible before you teach them to spell.

Once a child knows the alphabet you have to teach them the sound that each letter makes. If a child doesn't recognize the sounds that letters make, they won't be able to spell. This is all part of the pattern in learning to read, spell, and write. When it comes time for spelling, you can have giant cards with each letter on them and put them on the floor. Say something like "Josh find me the letter that makes the "mmm" sound, and wait for Josh to bring the correct letter card to you. Then ask the next child to bring you the letter that makes the "a" sound. Then ask the final child to bring you the letter that makes the "p" sound. Then sound out the words with the child.

Focus more on learning new words, learning to trace and write letters, and learning to write a child's name than on spelling at this age. They are more likely to retain the skills of spelling and reading as they get older.

Words that preschoolers should know:
Basic opposites: Up/Down; Happy/Sad; Hot/Cold; On/Off; Yes/No
Primary colors: Yellow; Red; Blue + Black and White
Days of the week
Months of the year
People in their family: Mom; Dad; Brother; Sister; Grandma; Grandpa; Aunt; Uncle; Baby; Me
Common animals: Dog; Cat; Elephant; Lion; Tiger; Bear; Giraffe
Major holidays: Christmas; Birthday; Easter; Halloween
Single letter words: I and A
Joining words: And; By; and The

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


I do trust men who are preschool and kindergarten teachers. I think a common misconception is that only women can be teachers of young children. If the guy has a heart for that type of work, all the power to him.

One of the greatest preschool teachers I ever met in all of my years of teaching was this older gentleman who loved working with the 2 year old class. He was this silly old guy that the kids adored, they would cry when their parents came to pick them up because they had so much fun in his class. I had a chance to observe his class a number of times and learned a lot about teaching from him.

Believe it or not, there are people who work in a field they love regardless of the money. No one ever got rich by being a teacher only, as teacher's salaries are terrible, whether you are male or female.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


I don't have a problem with hearing anything about politics. I had to put up with 8 years of Obama news so it's only fair that the people who voted for Obama put up with Trump news now.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


People ignore Facebook posts for a variety of reasons:
They don't want to deal with the drama
The person they are ignoring posts too frequently
They are not interested in the types of posts that the person they are ignoring is posting
They have blocked the person or in a sense muted them and the person doesn't know it
They get too many posts on their feed
They do not see the posts on their feed because it's too cluttered with other things

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017

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