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Kindergarten : a teacher, her students, and a year of learning

Author: Julie Diamond
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Hailed by renowned educator Deborah Meier as "a rare and special pleasure to read," Kindergarten explores a year in the life of a kindergarten classroom through the eyes of the gifted veteran teacher and author Julie Diamond. In this lyrical, beautifully written first-person account, Diamond explains the logic behind the routines and rituals children need to thrive. As she guides us through all aspects of classroom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Diamond
ISBN: 9781595586940 1595586946
OCLC Number: 808344540
Notes: Prev. ed.: Welcome to the aquarium / Julie Diamond. 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 249 pages)
Contents: FOREWORD; PERMISSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 August: Beginning the Year; 2 Routines and Rituals: Making the Room Theirs; 3 Collages: Making Art; 4 Finding Curriculum: A Study of Squirrels; 5 The Uses of Literacy: Constructing Knowledge; 6 The Uses of Literacy: Reading and Writing; 7 Midwinter Doldrums and Quarrels; 8 Welcome to the Aquarium: Knowing One Child; 9 June: Meanings and Metaphors at the End of the Year; 10 Postscript: Being a Teacher; NOTES; CHILDREN'S BOOKS CITED; INDEX; THE NEW PRESS TITLES OF RELATED INTEREST.
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Hailed by renowned educator Deborah Meier as "a rare and special pleasure to read," Kindergarten explores a year in the life of a kindergarten classroom through the eyes of the gifted veteran teacher and author Julie Diamond. In this lyrical, beautifully written first-person account, Diamond explains the logic behind the routines and rituals children need to thrive. As she guides us through all aspects of classroom life-the organization, curriculum, and relationships that create a unique class environment-we begin to understand what kindergarten can and should be: a culture that builds childre.

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