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Cover Spring 2015

Spring 2015
Volume 38, No. 4


Helping military children make better adjustments: A working partnership between parents and teachers

by Shann Hwa Hwang and Lena Jackson-Lynch
Lori’s father, an army officer, was recently promoted and assigned to a new military base. > Read

Cooking with attitude: How to help promote positive lifelong skills in the kitchen

by Jamie Krenn and Alyse C. Hachey
Mary Thompson does not like to be in the kitchen. It’s time consuming. It’s messy. > Read

One, two, three: Math as far as the eye can see

by Cheryl Y. Mixon
In Ms. Smith’s pre-kindergarten classroom, the children chatter and play busily in the centers. In the construction center José and Faith are discussing how to make... > Read

Why are they acting that way? A three-tier approach to guidance

by Marla J. Lohmann and Natalie M. Nenovich
The children are playing productively in centers until, suddenly, you hear a howl from the dress-up area. Upon investigation, you discover... > Read

Ten songs that work: Using YouTube videos in early childhood classrooms

by Sarah Mercado
Children sway from side to side in what appears to be a modified version of the Michael Jackson Thriller dance. They dance and sing along... > Read

Go round: Teach the circle shape

Early childhood educators often teach geometric shapes as a way of building math concepts. What about teaching one shape at a time—in this case, the circle? Preschoolers as young as 3 years old already have some familiarity with the circle concept... > Read