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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL team teaching and, 9–10 weekly planning examples, 171–84 weekly planning template, 169–70 whole-year planning, 6–7, 119 written daily plans, 9 D dance. See motor skills development desserts, 151–52 diaries, documentation of artwork, 68 dictations from children, 72 “Did You Ever See a Fishy?,” 196 die cuts, simulating, 121 displays and exhibits artwork, 66–68 writing samples, 76–77 documentation of artwork, 68–69 of challenging behavior, 20 of nature exploration, 97, 98 photographs as, 13, 16–17 recording methods, 13–14 “Down by the Station,” 196 “Do You Know What Color This Is?,” 192 “Do You Know What Tool This Is?,” 191 drafting paper, 74 dramatic play benefits of, 131 gender roles, 134 guidelines and strategies, 131–34, 135–36 teacher’s role, 136 drip art, 52 “Drive, Drive, Drive the Truck,” 191 Duck, Duck, Goose game, 125 E early childhood educators. See teachers Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Revised, 12 easels, 42–43 eating. See cooking experiences; mealtimes educators. See teachers eggshell sculptures, 62–63 “Engine, Engine Number Nine,” 189 environment children’s needs and, 2, 3 evaluating, 14–15 rating scales, 12 rest and quiet time strategies, 32–34 See also classrooms Eric Carle: Picture Writer (video), 120 evaluation and reflection index  199 art experiences, 36 challenging behaviors, 20 circle time, 112 coteaching, 10 need for, 14 photo documentation and, 17 questions to ask, 14–15 weather and outdoor experiences, 99 exercise. See movement activities exhibits. See displays and exhibits eyedropper painting, 49, 50 F facial expressions/body language, 15, 93 fall songs, 117, 193 families building relationships with, 5–6, 26 donations of recycled items, 40 facilitating good-byes, 12, 29 sharing artwork with, 68–69 farm visits, 154 feet, painting with, 53, 54 field trips, 153–55 fingerpainting, 37, 53 “Five Green and Speckled Frogs,” 119, 193 “Five Little Ducks,” 119, 192–93 “Five Little Fishies Swimming in the Sea,” 196 “Five Little Snowflakes,” 195 flexibility with high-energy children, 20–21 importance of, 5, 7–8 flubber recipe, 186 food curriculum units, 6, 151 See also cooking experiences; mealtimes food songs, 118, 194 “Found a Pumpkin,” 31 Freeze Dance game, 125 french toast, making, 148 friends, use of term, 29 frogs and tadpoles curriculum unit, 92 songs about, 118, 193 fruit salad, making, 146 G gak recipe, 186 as sensory material, 105, 106 games with beanbags, 128 Duck, Duck, Goose, 125 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL