SCIENCE AND MATH FOR EVERYONE
Exploring Science and Math Concepts Through Storytimes
Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks)
How do these concepts support STEM education? How do they support early literacy? How do they support common core and early learning standards? How can our traditional storytimes support these concepts? And . . . how can we help adults incorporate them into daily conversations and activities with their young children? Gain an understanding of scientific and mathematical thinking from newborn to age five and build on traditional storytimes to explore strategies and techniques to support science, math and early literacy.
Participant Limit: 50ssignment
Please bring a written storytime plan and the books you use. The storytime should be a traditional storytime, not one with a science or math theme/topic. If you do not do storytimes, please bring two books that preschoolers would enjoy.
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A Powerpoint presentation in 3-to-a-page note-taking format will be provided by email (black & white, 2 sided ok; stapled). You may download the entire materials packet, or select the individual files you need below. Workshop materials are available in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the materials. Visit Adobe to download this free software.
Files included in packet:
- Powerpoint handout (to be sent by email) two-sided, black and white ok
- Materials Mentioned
- Science Concepts and Activities
- Math Concepts and Activities
- Vocabulary for Science and Math Concepts
- Overview of Early Literacy
- Connections between Science, Math, Literacy
- What Will I Say? (prefer colored paper)
- What Can I Say? A Sampling of Science and Math Asides
- Sample Storytime: Feeling Better
- Storytime Handout: Feeling Better--Patterns