The Very Hungry Monster: A PreK Counting, Moving, and Drawing Session
In this one-time course, students will pretend to be monsters ready to join a counting and moving game! Children will then have the opportunity to draw pictures of their imaginary monsters to share with the group.
Miss Brittany, M.S.Ed
87 total reviews for this teacher
16 reviews for this class
Completed by 69 learners
learners per class
35 minute class
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This PreK-level math, movement, and drawing class will cover number recognition and counting skills through a series of hands-on, interactive activities. The class will begin with a welcome song to greet each learner by name, before moving into a discussion of the rules and a quick literacy-based warm-up activity. Then, students will be invited to imagine themselves as very hungry monsters, ready to munch and crunch up all of the food that they will find throughout our counting activity....
This class is taught in English.
Students will review the alphabet and letter sounds during our warm-up activity. Students will practice the expected counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence (matching one item to one number when counting), and written numeral recognition. Students will engage in free drawing and accompanying discussion regarding the creative arts.
I hold my MS in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College at Boston University, and I am professionally certified in Early Childhood, Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language, and Sheltered English Immersion in the state of Massachusetts. I have ten years of teaching experience at the early childhood level in a wide variety of racially, ethnically, linguistically, and neurologically diverse settings--lab, private, public, home-based, non-profit, co-op, and virtual--throughout the Greater Boston area. As co-founder of the National SEED Project Emily Style so adeptly summarized in her 1988 essay "Curriculum as Window and Mirror", curriculum should function "both as window and as mirror, in order to reflect and reveal most accurately both a multicultural world and the student herself or himself". This means that it is intrinsically important for ALL educators--including those who may not be members of a marginalized group themselves--to expose every student, regardless of their personal identity markers, to a multiplicity of cultures and ways of being in the world. To ensure that I am up to this crucial task, I have continuously pursued and successfully completed the following graduate-level coursework related to multicultural, multilingual, inclusive, and antiracist instruction over the past seven years: * Racial and Cultural Identities-Wheelock College at Boston University * Introduction to Inclusive Early Childhood Education Settings-Wheelock College at Boston University * Effective Sheltered English Instruction: Second Language Acquisition-Wheelock College at Boston University * Impact of Special Needs: Early Childhood-Wheelock College at Boston University * Mathematical Learning for Diverse Learners-Wheelock College at Boston University * Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Students will need paper and drawing materials to fully participate in this class. Students are also welcome to bring along a stuffed animal, puppet, or other toy as a partner in their learning. This often helps to break the ice, as well as keep little hands busy while listening!
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Miss Brittany, M.S.Ed
Early Learning Facilitator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
87 total reviews
238 completed classes
I'm so excited to meet you! My name is Miss Brittany, and I am a facilitator of early learning experiences for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. I have been teaching at the preschool level for 10 years now, and I am very lucky to...