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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL nature bags, 96 painting activities, 40–43, 47 planting and gardening, 84 quiet bags, 33–34 recipes for, 185–87 recycled items, 40, 47 science centers, 81–82 sculptures, 55–64 for sensory tables or trays, 105–6 for separation anxiety, 12, 29–30 social blocks, 25 writing centers, 73–76 See also toys mealtimes, 150–52 messiness, 35, 38, 39–40, 69 Mister Seahorse (Carle), 121 “Mister Sun,” 196 Mitten, The (Brett), 119, 181–82 Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name (Williams), 15 monoprinting, 51, 70 “More We Get Together, The,” 190 morning separations. See separation motor-skills development gross-motor activities, 124–29 sensory tables and, 103 See also painting activities; writing activities movement activities gross-motor activities, 124–29 for high-energy children, 20–23, 99 “Movement Song,” 32 “Muffin Man, The,” 194 music during circle time, 112 favorite artists, 124 during rest time, 32, 33 See also songs musical instruments, 124 N names, use of, 15 naps. See rest time nature experiences curriculum topics, 7 outdoor activities, 94–99 teacher’s role and attitudes about, 79–81 See also science and nature activities no, saying to children, 8 no-cook food projects, 146–47 no-cook playdough, 185 nonverbal communication. See facial expressions/ body language index  201 note taking, 13 nursery rhymes during circle time, 119 dramatizing, 25, 120 reciting at mealtime, 152 teaching, 7 weekly curriculum planning sheet example, 179–80 O objectivity, maintaining, 13 observation of children in block and building areas, 139 challenging behaviors, 20 during dramatic play, 136 importance of, 12, 13 strategies, 13 See also documentation Oldenburg, Claes, 63 “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” 128, 190 “On Top of Spaghetti,” 194 “Open, Shut Them,” 189 outdoor activities art projects, 37, 47–48, 65–66, 98 benefits of, 94, 98 circle time, 112 nature exploration, 94–99 parachute games, 128 weather, planning for, 99–102 See also science and nature activities outings. See field trips; outdoor activities over-the-door shoe holders for painting supplies, 41 planting seeds in, 84 as portable science centers, 82 Owl Babies (Waddell), 119, 120 P pacifiers, 33 painting activities bubble painting and printing, 50 canvas painting, 44, 45, 62 cardboard sheets, 61–62 crayon resist painting, 45 drip art, 52 eyedropper painting, 49, 50 feet painting, 53, 54 fingerpainting, 37, 53 ice cube painting, 38, 50–51 implements and materials, 40–43, 47 layering, 66 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL