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Locations
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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
Video: beautiful and very informative

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/

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! Avoid unintentional poisoning
Includes an 11 minute video and classroom activities for preschooler
http://www.poison.org/prevent/preschool.asp

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 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/mammals

Bears in Missouri video

Missouri Birds
Search a particular bird, or go down the list and find information, photos, videos and audios (of bird sounds)
Missouri Birds

Missouri Insects, Spiders and Kin
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/insects/mowasp/

MISSOURI AMPHBIANS AND REPTILES
Missouri Turtles – excellent pdf booklet
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/8273.pdf
Snake Resource Page (very interesting)http://www.simplygardenfurniture.co.uk/Article/the-snake-resource-page
Missouri Snakes – excellent pdf booklet and site with two videos, including “Baby Snakes”
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/169.pdf
Lizards 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 LAKES
Fish — 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 conservation

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

TRANSPORTATION
Thomas the Tank Fun & Games
Includes–
The Track Game: where the track needs to be put in the correct spot
James’ Search: match the train parts

http://www.hitentertainment.com/thomasthetankengine/us/home/homepage.html

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.

Perfect Attendance writable

School Readiness Reading Certificate writable

School Readiness Homework

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
Library book cards

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

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL Reasons Why a Child Might Be Stressed/Misbehave
Download this MS Word resource.  Add to it.

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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 use:

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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