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2022 State Preschool Workshop
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We had amazing presenters this year such as our first lady Abigail Cox and Brittney Cummins from the Governor’s Early Childhood Commission. Topics included outdoor classrooms, literacy, personalized competency learning, social studies, math, resources for families, behavior tips, and more.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
08/30/2022
30 Creative Activities for Kids
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Explore 30 fun, constructive, and creative activities to do with built-in features of iPad (you can also use an iPhone). Designed for children in grades PK–2, these activities can easily be tailored for the whole family.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Apple
Provider Set:
Apple Teacher
Date Added:
12/03/2021
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The 4 Seasons!
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This is a lesson for preschool kids. The lesson is about the 4 different seasons. Students will put different items of clothing/ seasonal decorations into 4 groups- WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL. Here is a citation for the openly licensed thumbnail image--.Seasons of the Year, by Abby the Pup, Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0), from Wikimedia Commons.

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Science
Material Type:
Game
Lesson Plan
Author:
Angela
Date Added:
02/17/2022
5b45
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It’s critical to help build a child’s brain with high-quality interactions to make sure their future is bright—at home, in the classroom, and as Utah’s leaders of tomorrow.

There are five ways we can help prepare our kids for the future before they turn 5 years old.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
5b45
Date Added:
08/30/2022
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Animal Habitats 1
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This is a lesson plan for activities intended to teach students what a habitat is, some of the types of habitats found around the world, and different animals that live in them.  It includes a discussion about the word, photos depicting various habitats, a game of guessing where a particular anmimal would live, a decodable/rebus page about habitats, and a drawing page/class book showing an animal in its habitat.   cover photo:"White Tigers, Singapore Zoo {Explore}" by Eustaquio Santimano is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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Biology
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Holly
Date Added:
07/07/2022
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Animal Habitats Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan is designed to help lower grade teachers teach their students to compare different types of animal habitats.  The activities in the lesson can be completed in 30-45 minutes in small groups as part of a whole group lesson in person or online.  The lesson plan is created by the author (Jalizabeth Hamberlin) using resources from Youtube, EBSCO, and National Geographic Kids.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Jalizabeth
Date Added:
04/12/2021
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Bees and Pollination
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This is a Pre-K to K lesson about bees and how they help our food grow by pollinating plants. The lesson includes Keynote slides identifying bees from other insects, repetition of the word pollination, a video of the author with backyard bees, and a worksheet assessment.Students will learn how to spot a bee vs other flying insects, what pollination means, what a beehive looks like, and will see bees pollinating flowers and carrying pollen to their hive.

Subject:
Agriculture
Biology
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Activity/Lab
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Diagram/Illustration
Game
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Media Object
Author:
Misty
Date Added:
06/11/2021
Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts
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The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTS Arts) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in every subject—from language arts and social studies to math and science. The program is currently in 400 Utah elementary schools in 36 districts, including over 30 charter schools, and is serving over 300,000 students. Though there are no preschool-specific lesson plans, many of the kindergarten lesson plans could be adapted for preschool.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts
Date Added:
08/30/2022
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Calming Techniques
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Provide your child(ren) a mat, a hula hoop, or a towel to indicate the space they need to stay in.  Give the students instructions for slow relaxed movements to help them focus on their body in space.  This activity can help them calm down and be ready for more challenging tasks. Talk to your child(ren) about the benefits of relaxing and being calm.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/26/2022
Caps for Sale -Read Aloud
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This video is a read aloud of the children's book Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Caps For Sale is about a peddler who walks along the countryside offering caps for sale. The peddler carries his caps on his head. He doesn't have much success so he takes a rest by a tree and when he wakes, his caps are missing. Read the story to find out what happens to the caps.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Media Object
Date Added:
04/07/2022
Childcare Licensing
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Vision: Access to safe, healthy child care for Utah families.

Mission:To support the child care community by protecting the health and safety of children in child care programs we oversee. This is accomplished by:

Establishing, monitoring, and assessing health and safety standards;
Training, guiding, and supporting providers in meeting the established standards; and
Providing the public with accurate information about child care standards, processes, and provider compliance history.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Child Care Licensing
Date Added:
08/30/2022
The Children's Center
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The Children's Center Utah provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The Children's Center
Date Added:
08/30/2022
Children's Mathematical Graphics: Understanding the Key Concept
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This brief article discusses the importance of young children creating their own informal graphical representations of their mathematical thinking and problem solving. As distinguished from formal recording of a completed process, these early markings and symbols enable children to develop understanding and make meaning as well as communicate their thinking. The article includes a list of references, including the authors' research on which the article is based.

Subject:
Mathematics
Provider:
NRICH
Author:
Elizabeth Carruthers
Maulfry Worthington
Date Added:
11/05/2013
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Community Helpers
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This is a lesson about community helpers! This is a lesson for preschool children. Citation for thumbnail image: Public Domain Dedication from openclipart.com

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Angela
Date Added:
04/02/2022
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Concepts of Print
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Children will learn how to correctly hold a book, notice the spacing between words, tie illustrations to text, and track the words with a finger. Children will demonstrate that reading is done left to right, top to bottom, and front to back.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
07/07/2022
Creating Asteroids
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In this activity, students familiarise themselves with asteroids. They discuss and build their own model asteroids. They learn how asteroids are formed in the Solar System. At the end of the activity, each student has their own model asteroid made from clay.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Angela Perez
Tibisay Sankatsing Nava
Date Added:
12/10/2020