Early Childhood I Students Teach at Zion Preschool
Early Childhood I students had the opportunity to put into action a lesson plan they had created teaching the concepts of shapes, colors, numbers and counting. Students worked with Zion Lutheran Preschool Teacher Cindy Meyer to arrange a time to first observe her preschool classroom and then to teach a lesson.
Through this project students discovered that educational concepts such as math could be taken to further levels than just numbers and counting when activities take place in play-based environment using hands-on materials and real-life situations. Early childhood teachers and caregivers need to be flexible and capture teachable moments to expand child learning. “This was an interesting experience. I was surprised at how far they could count and the shapes and colors that they knew already. The preschoolers had the opportunity to work on their fine motor skills by cutting on straight and curved lines while creating their projects,” stated Teah Follette.