Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
- A NOTE ABOUT THE STANDARD UNIT BLOCK: The actual block named the"Standard Unit" is a block that measures 5 1/2"long x 2 3/4"wide x 1 3/8" high. All Standard Unit dimensions are multiples of 1 3/8" and the dimensions of all other block shapes are multiples or fractions of the the dimensions of the "Standard Unit". Children are learning basic math concepts while playing with unit blocks. For example, they are learning that 2 of piece x is the same size as one of piece y. They learn this while building. Through blocks play children "discover" the relationship between the different block shapes and learn that two half units make a "unit", two units make a "double unit" an so on.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Owl Babies by Martin Woddell. Three little owls await their mother’s return. The biggest one has comforting words, the middle one is not sure, the smallest says, “I want my mommy!” Mommy returns and says she will always come back.
The Temper Tantrum Book by Edna Mitchell Preston Illustrated by Rainey Bennett. New York: Viking Press, 1969. A rhyming presentation of issues that provoke tantrums between animal (and human) parents and children. Pen-and-wash drawings portray first the angry wriggling of the young beasts, then the toddler-like situations that have upset them. The sometimes awkwardly phrased but comfortingly non-judgmental narration concludes with the joyful, “I love it when you let me play in the mud.”
Excerpts taken from http://www.talaris.org/childreading.htm
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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