Piaget classroom Plan
Prof. CArrie Phillips
NOvemeber 19, 2012
Probably the most basic of all of Piaget's ideas is this: Human development is a process of adaptation. And the highest form of adaptation for humans involves cognition (or knowing).
Activity Name: Suds and Fun
* table or large cookie sheet
* shaving cream
* paintbrushes or toothbrushes
1. Invite this child to put on a smock and join you at the table. Put some shaving cream on the table or cookie sheet in front of her.
2. Encourage her to explore it with her hands and spread it out on the table. Talk with her about what it feels like and what it smells like. What does this shaving cream feel like to you?
3. Give her paintbrushes or toothbrushes, and show her how to use them to write in the shaving cream.
4. Encourage her to practice writing any familiar letters or words. Would you like to try to write a few letters or words?
5. Ask her to identify any letters or words she writes. Accept any attempts at forming letters.
6. Continue the activity for as long as this child is interested. Spread more shaving cream on the table, if needed.
http://www.teachingstrategies.com/gold/teachers/activity.cfm?id=109 retrieved 11-2012
Activity Name: All About Me Books
* white paper
* colored construction paper
* markers or crayons
* stapler or hole punch and yarn
* photographs of the child or of class activities
1. Invite this child to look at the photos and talk about what he sees. Encourage him to identify the people, activity, place, or event.
2. Explain that he will be making a book about himself. Working together, make a blank book with 2-4 pieces of white paper folded inside a piece of construction paper.
3. Bind the book with staples along the fold, or with a hole punch...