Demo Lesson for Preshool Special Ed Needed!

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  1. MissFrizzle

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    I want to keep it as simple as possible. I can do any topic I like. I was thinking of the Beach/Ocean Theme. Does anyone know of a good book I could use for this.... and if not, do you have a better suggestion? I am doing this on Tues... and was just told last night.
     
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    Over in the Ocean is a great book for the ocean theme. I used it when we did it and my kids really enjoyed it.
     
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    I have some lessons on some of my website that are based on a book, and are geared toward Pre-K and Kinder. The links are below. Good luck!

    Buddy Can! (a book I wrote about my dog who uses a wheelchair). The book and lesson plan are free to download and print. http://www.positivelyautism.com/gobuddygo/buddybook01.html

    Harry the Dirty Dog: http://www.positivelyautism.com/HarryDirtyDog_MiniUnitPlan.pdf

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit: http://www.positivelyautism.com/PeterRabbit_MiniUnitPlan.pdf

    On The Seashore: http://www.positivelyautism.com/OntheSeashore_MiniUnitPlan.doc (this book is about a tide pool on a beach - it's an Usborne Book. You could probably use some of the activities with another ocean book if you can't find this one.).

    There is another book, I think that the title is "See The Ocean." It's about a girl who is blind and how she "sees" the ocean with her other senses. I don't have a lesson plan for it, but it's a beautiful story!
     
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    Thanks everyone. I actually decided to go with the story The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle and make a ladybug craft. The materials and lessons were given to me today by the Sped teacher in my builiding.


    Hey Postiviely Autism! PM for my my space. I'd like to add you. Autism Awareness is close to my heart.
     
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    Do you have an interview, Frizz?
     
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    Tues. Non public school though. Special Ed Pre School. I'm going to check it out and also for the interview practice. I really don't want to sub anymore.
     
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    I completely understand! I'll be praying for ya. I have an interview Tue also.
     
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    Good luck both of you! Smalltown, do you mind saying what your interview is for? If so, just let us know how it goes!
     
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    Just wanted to say good luck on the interviews ladies!
     
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    I don't know if you still need a book, but I have used the book "Rub-a-Dub Sub" by Linda Ashman with my preschool special ed class. The text on each page is pretty short and the story is very imaginative. It is about a little boy who is taking a bath and pretends to be in a sub in the ocean. Lots of different ocean life is featured in the story. Good luck!
     
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    Mine is for 5th grade departmentalized, but I don't know what subject.
     
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    How much is too much?

    I am thinking of beginning the lesson with a short song about ladybugs

    Then I will read, The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle...

    Then I will do a paperplate ladybug activity with them....

    I want to incorporate the " letter L" and also color words such as red, black

    For math I figured I would cut out black construction paper cirles for them to glue onto the wings of the ladybuh

    These are my ideas but I want to organize it... my interview has been moved to July, so I still have time.

    Any ideas, pointers, helpful hints. Is it too much? Too little? I don't have much experience with pre school
     
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    Good ideas, MissFrizzle! How long do you have for your demo?
     
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    I'm not sure...:(
     
  16. Master Pre-K

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    Master Pre-K at your service!! :) If this is sp. ed preschool, in a public school, you've got three factors to deal with. First, with preschool, you want a mixture of active/passive, hands on and child centered. With sp. ed. and we want things that are simple to use, yet challenging. However, in public school in can get sticky because many preschool programs are almost identical to kindergarten or 1st grade :eek:

    Do you have the school mission, philosophy, or anything that can tell us what direction they follow? Can you ask for a sample lesson plan? Or if they use a language arts curriculum? For example, the traditional model is children learning thru play, with circle time and small group for teaching activities. But the new progressive approach is a firm foundation of academics, and it includes weekly lessons from a language arts text and even math dittos :unsure:. You want to make sure you are on the same page with your future employer.

    As far as sp. ed. goes,what are their disabilities? Mild cognitive, maybe autism, or cross categorial..all aspects including physical disabilities? This is important because you have to accommodate for children in walkers, wheelchairs or other limitations in mobility.

    Overall, you want to keep in short. 15-20 minutes max. Start of with a song or fingerplay. This lesson on Eric Carle is great! Have children interact with you, act out the lines of the ladybug as you make faces too! Encourage questions and acknolwedge all responses, especially non-verbal ones. (a smile, or flapping arms!!) And then end it with a transition activity, "I see a Micheal ladybug! You can go over to the table to make your ladybug!" or (if you have a very small 6-8 class), "All my beautiful butterflies may fly over to the tables to make their butterflies!

    Have the materials out and ready (pretend you have an aide who has set up the room for you.) You also want to have one paper ladybug on the carpet, so you can show them what they will do when they get to the tables.

    Have glue in little cups (not bottles if they have physical disabilities) It is easier to use a finger for a dot of glue and wipe their hands with wetones when they are done.

    As they are working, you go around to each child, get down on their level, and comment about their work. Then you can review your letters and colors. "Can I write your name Lindsay? Look, you have an 'L' like in ladybug!!" "This circle is black, black like your shoes."

    Be prepared for distractions, and allow them to chose another activity (such as puzzles), while keeping eye on the group. You can ask them later if they would like to make their ladybug, and they probably will be happy to join you. And have more than enough paper bugs so they won't get upset when they mess it up. Smile and tell them it looks just fine, but if they want to make another one, you have extras.

    Good luck!!!
     
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    You are wonderful MPK...

    I am going to PM you the website so you can get an idea...
     
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    ok, very interesting... :) and thanks for your kind thoughts!

    now...what is your experience in special ed?

    and...how comfortable are you with working with parents..I mean on a daily basis?

    in sp. ed., and especially in this program, I can see where parent invovlement is a major requirement.

    you will have a busy room!!!. Parents, specialists, assistants... probably 3 to 5 adults with you...in out, staying all day.

    what are your thoughts about this???
     
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