Resources

Perfect Attendance writable

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Staff Information
Policy Council–>Meeting Highlights
Classroom Resources

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

CHILDREN’S WEBSITES

ALL ABOUT ME

How People Make Things (Sneakers, Crayons, Construction Paper, Wagons, and more!)
http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/picpic.htm

CONSTRUCTION

Build a Neighborhood: An online build-a-picture game, it’s fun because kids get many choices and the quality of the pictures is very good. Move the pictures around, zoom in and out, well done game from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood at PBS Kids.
http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/build.htm#hold

FALL

Turkeys
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/796.pdf

Missouri Forests

FEELINGS

How Do You Feel? When we can talk about our feelings, they can become a lot less overwhelming, or upsetting, or scary. Just having a caring listener makes hard times more manageable. Talking about feelings can be a challenge for young children. While you can encourage talking, you can also help them find other creative ways to express their feelings -through artwork or making up puppet stories, and other ways that you have found to be helpful in your family.
http://pbskids.org/rogers/make_believe/feel.htm

HALLOWEEN

Common Missouri Spiders
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/arthopo/mospider/

MUSIC

You can listen to, or make your own, thumb piano music.
http://pbskids.org/africa/piano/haveflash.html

NURSERY RHYMES

Popular artists sing classic nursery rhymes and songs, some with animations
www.mothergooserocks.com

SAFETY

Traffic Light: It is hard for children to develop control over their bodies. Playing games about “stop and go” help them practice control, so that they may be more likely to have self-control and be able to stop in other situations.
http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/trafficautomatic.htm

Quills Up: Avoiding unintentional poisoningQuills Up!Includes an 11 minute video and classroom activities for preschooler

SPRING

Pick the Duck’s Bill
http://www.greenwing.org/newgreenwing/billquiz/billquiz_new.htm

Fishin’ Fun
http://www.greenwing.org/newgreenwing/fishingfun_game.html

MISSOURI ANIMALS

MISSOURI BIRDS:Bald Eagle – pdf booklet
Mourning Dove
Owls
Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
Winter Sparrows

INSECTS AND SPIDERS:Ant websites and words and tune to “Ants Go Marching”
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/antsgo.htm

MISSOURI INSECTS:Common Missouri Wasps and Bees
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/insects/mowasp/

MISSOURI MAMMALS:Bears, coyotes, fox, skunks, opossum, raccoons, otter, squirrels, deer, woodchuck (groundhog) and many more Missouri mammals. Photos, audios, links to videos! — http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/mammalsBears in Missouri video
The (very interesting) Snake Resource Page
http://www.simplygardenfurniture.co.uk/Article/the-snake-resource-page

MISSOURI AMPHBIANS AND REPTILESMissouri Turtles – excellent pdf booklet
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/8273.pdfMissouri Snakes – excellent pdf booklet and site with two videos, including “Baby Snakes”
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/169.pdfLizards of Missouri
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/herpetol/molizard/An Introduction to Crayfishes of Missouri
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/arthopo/crayfish/FISH AND MOLLUSKS IN MISSOURI RIVERS AND LAKESFish — http://mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishid/Mollusks — http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/mollusks/Many videos of Missouri wildlife (turkeys, coyotes, etc)
Media: video, audio and photos of Missouri wildlife and conservationTRANSPORTATIONThomas the Tank Fun & Games
http://www.hitentertainment.com/thomasthetankengine/us/home/homepage.html

  • Includes The Track Game: where the track needs to be put in the correct spot
  • James’ Search: match the train parts

WORDS AND TUNES TO CLASSIC CHILDREN’S SONGS

www.gardenofsong.com

Sing-Along Songs: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/musicchild.htm

Magical, musical place for children:
Words and tunes children’s songs

Songs for so many different topics from many web sites!
Classic Kids Songs

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

http://www.robertmunsch.com/booklist.cfm

Download Robert Munsch reading his books!

VARIETY OF TOPICS

Highlights for Children

http://www.highlightskids.com/default.asp

Sesame Street Games Online

Lots of games so your child shouldn’t get bored. Graphic quality, learning potential, and ease of use make these games winners. Somewhat clunky navigation back to more games and the games are fairly slow loading. Overall, a great destination for online preschool games.

Original Online Games

The prettiest preschool games online are at Original. Choose one of the pretty watercolor pictures for a game that flows at a less than frantic pace.

Poisson Rouge – Online Games for Young Children

No reading required but your child will easily follow the toys and games in the room. We especially love the paint box where you can mix colors and wash your brush.

TEACHER MATERIALS

Children’s names on portfolio spines—writable, use cardstock

Skinny Sheet write class list only – write the children’s names once—they’ll appear four times. Makes is easy to keep up with who has had a turn. Thanks, Lacey!

Perfect Attendance writable

School Readiness Reading Certificate writable

School Readiness Homework 13

music template – copy this page and put it in the Music Center. Children can ‘write’ their own music. Thanks, Kim!

75 Transition Ideas (these very practical ideas were developed by EMAA Head Start assistant teachers)

INDEX CARD RESOURCES
Directions for making your 4×6 cards
Alphabet with pictures
Old McDonald animals
Numbers to 20
Speed limit signs for learning numerals

CARDSTOCK RESOURCES
Growth Chart 5 pages
Numbers 0 to 99 cardstock
Numbers 1 to 100
Shapes

RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL – EMOTIONAL SUPPORTS


Internet Resources for Studies/Projects

As children ask questions and strive to learn more about a topic, here are some resources that you may want to refer them to. As you find additional sites, please email Wendy, the web builder/Head Start Education Specialist, with your inspirations.

A Project on Trees: Suggestions for Teachers

Marvelous Explorations through Science and Stories (MESS): Insects and Spiders

Marvelous Explorations through Science and Stories (MESS): Investigating Water

Marvelous Explorations through Science and Stories (MESS): Kitchen Science

 

Web site of Aaron Liken, our pre-service keynote presenter 8/10. 
Note: We have copies of his book, Finding Kansas: Decoding the Enigma of Asperger’s Syndrome, for staff to check out.

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