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Plan Inclusive Learning Experience
Writing about Winter (REC #13079) This lesson uses a science theme to prompt children to discuss and write about characteristics of winter using invented spelling, beginning letter sounds, and word walls.

Learn More about Inclusion
Interactive Tools for Parents: Developmental Milestones (REC #9602) This interactive tool allows the user to view how a developmental milestone category changes as a child grows.

Build Family Connections
Pet Survey (REC #6214) This lesson has the children and teacher creating and conducting a survey about pets of friends and family, and eventually analyzing the results..

Explore Inquiry Projects
The Bird Nest Project (REC #13859) After spying a bird's nest in the play yard, the children began to build bird nests and put them on the fence top. Questions such as “What do birds eat?” and “Where do birds live?” fueled the project, which spanned nearly six months.

Examine Best Practices
Early Childhood Social Studies: Using Big Ideas—Discovery Learning and Curricular Integration (REC #8713) This is the third best practice brief, a concise (but meaty) article detailing research based, authentic, and age appropriate experiences, in the area of early childhood social studies.
 
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