Best Resource Book for Pre-K?

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  1. bizzbeth125

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    Hi There!

    This is my first year teaching (and I haven't even started my credential program, so I'm really really really new at this!!!) and I need to put together a pre-K curriculum for the entire year (8AM-5:30PM) AH!

    I ordered "The Complete Daily Curriculum" but Pam Schiller. It got very good reviews on amazon.com.

    Anyone own it? Options? I'm still waiting for it in the mail

    Thanks!:wub:
     
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    Check out books by Katherine Reed. I would also study Piaget, you can look him up on internet.
     
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    http://www.preschoolbystormie.com It is not a book but it is a great website!! When I first got my preschool special ed. job, I was lost as to what to do and when. This site broke everything down month by month: letter, color, shape, number, fine motor, gross motor, rhyming, multi-cultural, holidays, etc.

    It was a life saver for me!
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I was a psych minor so I'm very familiar with Piaget, but I'll check out that web site. Thanks so much!
     
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    My favorite is Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom by Judy Herr and Yvonne Libby.

    It's divided into 63 themes, each with a parent letter, music, fingerplays, sensory, math, science, dramatic play, arts and crafts (process not product based), suggested field trips, group games, cooking, and books.

    There is a table of contents that outlines the material by content rather than theme so you can search that way.

    I don't know the cost because the book was given to me. I'm assuming it is not cheap because it is a 600 page text used at a local university.
     
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    There are many good books out there that will give you the day by day lists of things to do. Use your psyc minor to present the materials in an appropriate manner.
     
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    Books that I've found very helpful:

    More Than Counting
    Much More Than Counting
    More Than Magnets
    Mudpies to Magnets
    Math at Their Own Pace
    Designs for Living and Learning
    Already Ready
     

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