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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Index A B advice for teachers, 157–65 aggression social scripts for, 27, 28 strategies for, 23–24 anger, social scripts for, 27, 28 animals chickens, 90–91 field trips, 154 handling, 93 tadpoles and frogs, 92 apologies, 24 applesauce, making, 147–48 art activities benefits and importance of, 35, 36, 39, 69–70 child-directed versus cookie-cutter art, 36–37 collaborative projects, 39, 58–61 collages, 54, 120–23 engaging children in, 36–39 layering and revisiting, 66 messiness of, 35, 38, 39–40 outdoor projects, 37, 47–48, 65–66, 98 painting, 38, 40–53, 61–62, 120–23 process over product concept, 35 recipes, 185–87 scissors, using, 64–65 sculptures, 55–64 smocks, 39–40 teacher’s role, 35–36 See also artwork Art of Eric Carle, The, 120 artwork displaying, 66–68 documenting and archiving, 68–69 writing on, 69 assessment. See evaluation and reflection; observation of children “Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down,” 193 babies curriculum planning sheet example, 173–74 curriculum unit, 6 songs about, 117, 191 bakery songs, 118 baking projects, 148–49 “Bazooka-Zooka Bubblegum,” 125–26 Bean Bag Activities and Coordination Skills (CD), 128 beanbag songs and games, 128 “Bear Went Over the Mountain, The,” 193 behavior problems. See challenging behaviors biscuits, making, 149 block and building areas benefits of, 137 materials, 137–38 rules and boundaries, 140–41 saving structures, 141–43 storage, 138 teacher’s role, 139–40 tips and strategies, 137–41 body language. See facial expressions/body language body movement. See movement activities books documenting artwork, 68 literacy activities, 119–23 picture books, 119, 120–21 storybooks, 119 box sculptures, 58–62 Brett, Jan, 60, 119, 181–82 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Carle), 119, 120 “Bubblegum, Bubblegum,” 189 bubbles for painting and printing, 50 recipes, 185 bulbs, planting, 83, 86 butcher paper, 74 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 197