Thematic Back Pack Plan
As educators, we want to encourage active participation among the diverse and busy families we work with in ways that consider their various structures, needs, lifestyles, and schedules. We teach children about health, wellness, nutrition, and safety in school; however, we want to offer families support for continuing this education in the home. Thematic backpacks, which are sent home with children for a week throughout the year, either on a rotating schedule or a sign-out system, is one idea for how to engage families at home. Thematic backpacks include materials, parent information, games, manipulatives, and other resources all centered on a teacher-created thematic plan to explore the contents in a fun and engaging way at home with the family. Children love these, and family members can be involved in learning at home when it is convenient for them.
The purpose of the backpack is to encourage families to explore the areas where children need the most help. All the areas for helping children with nutrition, health, and safety. These back pack are designed to help your child at home to reinforce what children had learned in class this week. The children will enhance on learning colors, sign and dance exercising their bodies, cutting, recognize the emergency numbers, recognizing fruit and vegetables. The teacher wants the parents to support their children by helping them to do their homework by setting up a quite space to work and if possible have the material that is needed and being in a good environment. The teacher will provided a handwashing chart.The children will show growing independence in hygiene and personal care when they are wasing their hands.
The teacher will explain to the parents that hand washing is the first and most important prevention technique is a simple but critical one: hand washing. Thorough and regular hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and disease. Teachers should train young children in proper hand washing techniques and enforce hand washing at appropriate times. Early childhood centers should hang signs that instruct their staff, volunteers, parents, and children how and when to wash their hands properly. All adults should model proper hand washing behaviors so young children can learn (AAP, 2011). Chapter 3.2 of this text describes proper hand washing procedure in more detail.
The teacher will encourage children to cut and color the pictures and the parents will help children to write picture name. The teacher will provide the material the child would need some time the parent don’t have the proper material sometime a child could be left handed so they need special scissors. The material that is needed would be scissors, glue, crayons, and construction paper.
The teacher will encourage the parents to read a book at the same time walk them to school that day for exercise.
Sometime this can be heard for parents who work so play a C.D. and dance to the song listen and move the body parts song encourage children to follow the simple step direction. The children will develops motor control and balance for the physical activities and there also learn their bodies’ parts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZanHgPprl-0&feature=player_detailpage
It is very important that children know the emergency phone numbers 911 when to use it and know the important of 911 for safety reasons. Parents can help at home by helping the child to recognize the emergency phone numbers. Also parents can read a book about what to do in case of an emergency.Children can trace the number also color the phone and use a play toy phone to practice dialing the number 911.The material that is needed is scissors,glue,crayon.
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