Preschool Lesson Plans
Preschool is a great grade level to teach because students are just
beginning their careers in education. Every classroom experience is new
and so it is innately special. As a preschool instructor you have the
ability to show kids what a wonderful place school is and you can set
the stage well for their later years and future progress. When creating
your preschool lesson plans, include some of the following ideas and
you will give your students a great first year in the classroom:
Arts and Crafts. Without a doubt you must include arts and crafts activities
within your preschool lesson plans. Arts and crafts are wonderful preschool
activities because students are actively engaged in creative endeavors.
They also have something to show their parents when they come and pick
them up. These creations can then be hung up around their homes which
will make each little one feel really good about themselves. When writing
arts and crafts lesson plans make sure to pay specific attention to the
step by step process needed for each craft and make sure to always include
a detailed materials list so that you are well prepared for your students.
Singing. Singing songs is also a great way to create a community environment
within your preschool class. Teaching preschoolers songs also helps with
memory and music appreciation. Including a specific time once or twice
a week for music in your preschool lesson plans will help to give variety
throughout your busy week.
Movement. Make sure that you also include activities that require students
to get out of their seats and get moving. Young children have a
lot of energy and you should use it as a resource rather than getting
frustrated with the children's inability to sit still. Your preschool
lesson plans should include a variety of games as well as free play time
for your students to form friendships and experiment with the toys and
supplies you have at your school.