(Closed) What activity should I do with preschoolers for my interview/observation?

posted 7 years ago in Career
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a preschool teacher 🙂 What’s the interview for/about?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I heart play-doh

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: We just got some new play-doh in my classroom and my kids are OBSESSED.  I think I’ve got some new arm muscles already from “flattening” it with a roller over and over again!  I have to admit, it does bring back some great childhood memories.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My favourite involves taking a long sheet of butcher paper out, and then adding markers, the toy cars, the building blocks, and whatever else you have that might add up to a city, and you let the kids create their own town for the cars to drive around in. It’s a great multiple day activity – leave it out for a week and see what happens. The other fun one (but hard to do for an interview) is to fill the water table with straws and a couple of pairs of safety scissors and hide things in the straws like figurines.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Do you have any areas that you feel you are especially awesome in?!?! It’s usually good to pick an activity you feel confident in and comfortable with! E.G. If you’re good at music, do a singing thing or if art is more up your alley than do something hands-on, ya kno? 

Good luck!!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Read a book you love and plan an activity that goes with it. Have lots of props and stimuli for them to look at. I would suggest a dance, fairly easy art that goes with the book.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I second the play dough.  You can make your own and then color it with the kids and the kids love mixing the color into the play dough and seeing it turn that color, use cake decorating gel colors rather than liqud.  Once they all have a different color you can divide it among them and have them each have a bit of each color and make something.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also since some songs.  kids love hokey pokey and if you’re happy and you know it for some reason.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a theatre education major and with the kinder classes we’d read them a short story This one is particularly awesome:

And then each of the students got to choose what animal they liked the best (Warning: In this one they ALL want to be duck lol) and they got to color a “mask” however they wanted to (it was actually a picture of the animals face that we stapled onto a “head band” (the long rectangle posterboard that you wrap around their heads and then staple for the right size)).

As they finished up we’d start to reread the book, but this time they got to act like the characters based on the animal they chose. So if it said that duck scribbled a note the kids acted like they were scribbling a note. Pretty easy and fun lesson plan for little kids.

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