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Rocket Ship Names

Rocket Ship Names

 The kids in our class have been very interested in their names and the names of their classmates. For this reason I wanted an activity that reinforced name recognition. I found this fun project at www.prekinders.com. It’s great because it incorporates the children’s names into our current theme, space travel.  Before starting the activity, I cut several sheets of green construction paper into one inch squares. I also cut triangles out of blue construction paper to use as the pointy…

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Emergent Curriculum in Progress: Building Rocket Ships

Emergent Curriculum in Progress: Building Rocket Ships

 Last week we had a great example of how emergent curriculum works. One morning, while I observed some of the children building in the block area, one of the boys said, “Miss Bridget, look. I made a rocket ship!”  I asked him where his rocket ship was going and he told me it was going to space. As we talked about the rocket, I explained how there is a countdown before a rocket blasts off. We counted down from ten…

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