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Observation of Children

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


 

Summary:
Purposes and procedures for observing children.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education I
Standard 4 Objective 3

Incorporate observation techniques and guidelines while studying children and develop strategies to meet their needs.

Career Connections:

  • Child Care Professional

Materials:
Power point projector or copy of lesson plan, work paper for each student, copy of "Report Card" for each student, sample portfolios to show students.

Background For Teachers:
Reading of any of the resource materials would be helpful. The websites help teachers develop electronic portfolios available to parents on the web. What a new high tech idea!!!!

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Web Sites

  • Creative Curriculum
    Website at which teachers can produce portfolio based on checklists and comments for each child and then make available to parents with a password. 50 objectives grouped in categories. Each objective is explained through many examples so both teacher and parent will know meaning.
  • Work Sampling Online
    Teachers can enter the data on each child in their class by entering a rating on many objectives grouped into categories. Teachers can scan samples of artwork, photos of children and post these on a website that is available to parents with a password.

Student Prior Knowledge:
It would be helpful for students to have worked in child care. Most of this information is new and probably not covered in child development.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will complete work paper that accompanies power point presentation. They will be exposed to different ways in which to observe children.

Instructional Procedures:
Power point presentation along with handouts of work paper, sample report card, and sample portfolio.

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Assessment Plan:
Quiz of sample questions for state test, to be given at end of lesson.

Educators:
Contact resources@uen.org using your education email address if you would like copies of the test / exam for this lesson plan. Be sure to include the Lesson Plan title in your email request.

Rubric:

Bibliography:
Arizona HSST/CDA, Report Card originated by Ms. Terry Price, Introduction to Early Childhood Education by Brewer (ISBN 0-205-32657-9), Focused Portfolios by Gronlund & Engel (ISBN 1-929610-07-6),

Author:
WENDY CRAPO

Created Date :
Jun 23 2003 14:41 PM

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