You might’ve heard of 3-part cards (or Nomenclature cards) before. They are often found in Montessori programs. Maybe you’re wondering exactly what these are and how you can best use them with your child or students. These cards can be used in so many ways and can really do wonders for building vocabulary and early literacy skills. Let’s learn more about these superstar cards, and the engaging ways you can use them with your early learner!
Many educators are familiar with KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned) charts to some degree.
Perhaps you already use them in your teaching approach, used them as a student, or became familiar with them somewhere along the way.
This approach is easy to learn and implement in any learning environment with children of all ages! Keep reading to learn more about implementing KWL charts with early learners, and and be sure to download your free blank printable KWL template below to use in your planning.
Children thrive on consistency. Having a daily rhythm or routine, makes children feel empowered. They learn to anticipate what is coming up next in their day, and can handle transitions easier.
Learning will look different this year for many people, especially children. With all the uncertainty and changes, it's become even more important to create a sense of belonging in early learning environments. This is true no matter where children are learning.
Fostering a sense of belonging supports children in feeling safe and welcome in the learning environment, supports development of critical social-emotional skills, supports development of friendships, and builds resiliency.
Use the tips below to help create a sense of belonging in your early learning environment. These tips are beneficial for all types of educators including homeschooling parents, child care providers, preschool teachers, elementary school teachers, and parents guiding their children through virtual school.
The time we take to reflect on our week allows us to pivot, and adjust the things that aren’t working in our program.
Taking time to reflect on your day or week is especially important when you are starting a new routine or changing a regular routine.
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