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May 3 Edition: Education News Highlights

Teacher Appreciation Week begins on Monday, May 6, and ends on Friday, May 10! In addition, National Teacher Day is on Tuesday, May 7! The  history of both holidays is uncertain, though both holidays are thought to have  begun around the time of World War II, due to influence by Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Songs and Rhymes as a Springboard to Literacy by Pam Schiller, Ph.D.  Music is an integral part of a quality early childhood curriculum. It plays a role in setting the tone of the classroom, developing skills and concepts, helping children make transitions, and building a sense of community. Read More
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Fruited Rice (submitted by Ann Bouwhuis)
1 box instant brown rice
1 can fruit cocktail, with the juice
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2½ cups water
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add rice and allow to simmer for two minutes. The, add applesauce and fruit cocktail. Simmer until the liquid is absorbed.

Category: Breakfast
Serves: 10
Nutritional Information:
Calories: 325
Fat: 1.6 g
Fiber: 6.9 g
Protein: 5.5 g

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Folk Dancing for Young Children by Francis Wardle, Ph.D. Teaching folk dance to young children provides a way for children to enjoy physical exercise while exposing children to dances from around the world, showing them how all cultures, nations and people are connected and interrelated. Read More
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Featured Craft
Pot of Gold Game This simple St. Patrick’s Day craft doubles as a fun game to help little ones learn to identify numbers and letters! They’ll find their own pot o’ gold at the end! Learn More Pot of Gold Game

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Green Eggs and Ham (submitted by Cecilia Baltzelle)
Ingredients: 1 lb sliced or chopped ham 1 c chopped kale or spinach leaves 4 large eggs Salt and pepper (optional) 1 T butter for cooking
Wash kale or spinach and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a blender and add eggs. Blend on high for a minute or until the veggies are well pureed. Melt butter in a skillet over medium high heat and add egg mixture. Cook until done and serve with heated ham.
Note: you may also add the ham to the pureed mixture instead of serving it separately.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6-8 Category: Breakfast
Nutritional Information: Calories: 161
Fat: 8.4 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 18.4 g

December 2012 – Featured Article & Education News Highlights!

From Our Article Library
When a Zoo is More than Just a Zoo: Extending Children’s Learning Activities by Marie W. Sloane, M.S.T. “Why do the children just play all day?” asks a parent. “How do you know if they are learning?” Teachers in child-centered classrooms are often asked these questions because parents (and administrators) sometimes have difficulty discerning whether real learning can take place without teachers using worksheets and children sitting at desks. Read More
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October 2012 – Featured Article & Education News Highlights!

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Movement and Learning: Movement Across the Curriculum by Rae Pica When we consider movement education, we tend to think first in terms of the child’s physical development. Cognitive development doesn’t readily come to mind. Yet there is increasing evidence that because a child’s earliest learning is based on motor development, so too is the learning that follows. Read More
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September 2012 – Featured Article & Education News Highlights!

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Back-to-School Tips by Earlychildhood NEWS Going back to school can be a tough time for parents, children, and teachers alike. With the new school year right around the corner,Earlychildhood NEWS has compiled some tips from our readers to help prepare teachers, parents, and children for the new school year. Read More
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New Calculation: Math in Preschool
Evidence is mounting about the importance of teaching math in preschool and kindergarten. Research has shown that if children don’t have good instruction and effective teachers in early grades, they are more likely to struggle later when they face more complicated concepts.

Self-esteem Boosting is Losing Favor to Finer-tuned Praise
Attempts to boost students’ self-esteem by praising minor achievements have not improved academic achievements, researchers say. Some teachers say they are abandoning unearned praise in favor of methods that reward “persistence” and “risk-taking.” Some experts say this type of praise leads students to embrace challenges and work harder.

New Guidelines Double the Amount of Vitamin D Recommended for Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is doubling the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children and adolescents. The new clinical report says that all children should receive 400 international units (IU), of Vitamin D, or the equivalent of drinking four 8-ounce glasses of fortified milk every day.

Study Suggests Preschoolers Need More Physical Play Time
Three-fourths of preschool-age children in the United States attend child care, and many are not getting enough outdoor physical activity, which may be due in part to parental and societal values about injury prevention and kindergarten readiness.

HighScope ReSource News Magazine – Winter 2011-2012
ReSource is a guide to the activities, products, and services of the HighScope Foundation. This edition features HighScope and Head Start: Still Friends After All These Years. The new Head Start standards and the updated HighScope Curriculum share a common purpose.