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Stella’s parents have welcomed opportunities to share information about the customs and foods of taiwan that are ways that they connect with their traditions.

Five-year old Stella attends one of two kindergarten classes at the local elementary school. Her twin sister Scarlet is in the classroom next door. Her family identifies as Taiwainese and is of Chinese heritage. While English is spoken at home, Stella’s parents both speak Chinese Mandarin, especially with the twins’ grandparents. Stella is learning Chinese Mandarin in an afterschool program. Stella’s parents have welcomed opportunities to share information about the customs and foods of Taiwan that are ways that they connect with their traditions.

At school, Stella appears shy and rarely contributes in either small or large group activities. On the playground, she seeks her sister as the kindergarten classes have outdoor play at the same time. Stella’s favorite activities are art and music, and she becomes animated during activities with music and movement. She has a great fondness for the color red.

Because Stella’s teacher, Helen, often uses cooking as a vehicle for helping the children explore new tastes, cultures, and vocabulary, she sent home a sheet to each family to learn about any food allergies. Stella’s family indicated that she had no allergies.

Recently Helen decided to make cashew butter from scratch with the children. After adding the cashews, oil, and salt to the food processor, each child got to take a turn pushing the “on” button and watching the nuts become a paste. Then everyone got to taste the cashew butter on a cracker. Stella ate her cashew butter apple slice and immediately showed signs of a significant allergic reaction: runny nose, redness and swelling, and shortness of breath.

As an early childhood educator, what does Helen need to know about how to respond to a significant food reaction? What should she have done next? What follow up with the Cheng’s would be important? If Helen were an educator in North Carolina, where could she find good information about dealing with allergic reactions?
After answering the DB part you need to reply to two other people Agree or disagree  and why.

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Picto selector is a windows application written for easy selection and printing of pictos. 

Scripted Stories for Social Situations help children understand social interactions, situations, expectations, social cues, the script of unfamiliar activities, and/or social rules. As the title implies, they are brief descriptive stories that provide information regarding a social situation. When children are given information that helps them understand the expectations of a situation, their problem behavior within that situation is reduced or minimized.
Develop a Social Story for mealtime for a 4-5 year old child. Identify the age appropriate NC FELD indicators being addressed across the domains in the social story.
Apps that could be used to make social narratives:
Social Stories Creator and Library for Preschool, Autism and Special Needs
Story Maker for Social Stories
Stories About Me
Stories2Learn
iCreate
Social Skill Stories
My Pictures Talk
Social Stories
Social Stories For
iCommunicate
Tapikeo HD
Pictello
Kid in Story Book Maker
Software that could be used to make social narratives:
Pogo Boards :
Pogo Boards is a full-featured, robust, web-based solution for creating boards. Features include: Speech output with 42 different, high quality, text-to-speech voices. You will have access to millions of images through an intuitive, integrated Google image search, plus thousands of unique, custom symbols with SymbolStix© and the new PiCS© symbol system. Pogo Boards also gives you the ability to share boards online either within your own private community or the global community of all users.
Picto-Selector :
Picto Selector is a Windows application written for easy selection and printing of pictos.  After downloading and installing the software you can start creating pictosheets. You can insert your own pictures into a pictosheet or choose from over 24,000 pictures and symbols. Once you are finished you can save it as a pdf and print out a copy to use.
ConnectABILITY :
ConnectAbility offers a visuals engine that is great for creating a quick social story on the fly. There are no downloads necessary. Simply select your template (choose from choice time, rules, schedules, personal stories and more), add Boardmaker images or upload your own images and print or save as a PDF.
LessonPix :
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online resource that allows users to create various customized learning materials. LessonPix offers a simple three step process for creating a social story.
Boardmaker :
Boardmaker was one of the first and most well-known social story applications created. Boardmaker lets you create talking books, behavior supports, schedules, rewards charts and much more. Boardmaker also lets you download over 10,000 ready-made boards that other members have created. Please note that Boardmaker was designed for schools and therapists and therefore the price is significantly more than other products.

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Textbook: appendix: review: major positive discipline strategies pages 338- 345

Introduction
This activity will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of guidance techniques for preschool children through the creation of a power point presentation that can be used at a family open house forum.
The Assignment
This assignment will give the student the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the major positive discipline strategies to use with children.
This activity includes the following:
    Develop a Power Point presentation for a family open house on the topic of program guidance techniques for preschool age children. The Power Point should include:
Cover page
An agenda or layout of powerpoint
Introduction: A detailed explanation of implementing conflict resolution and problem solving with preschool children (minimum of one slide)
A minimum of five positive guidance strategies that you would implement in the classroom (it needs to be noted that these are classroom strategies)
Three strategies families can implement at home (it needs to be noted that these are at home strategies)
A slide that has a minimum of four references from reputable sources, include name of source and website
After discussing the above criteria: you should have a minimum of 20 instructional slides, not including the cover page, the agenda slide, and the reference slide
Your writing style for the powerpoint should be geared toward diverse families.
Grading Criteria
The assignment is graded on a 100 point scale; it is worth 15% of your overall class grade.
The attached rubric will be used to grade this assignment.
Resources
Attached Rubric; Textbook: All previous chapters- be sure to reference back to chapters 4 & 5. Textbook: Appendix: Review: Major Positive Discipline Strategies pages 338- 345

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Finally, am i ready to invest?

Baroque Period
Antonio Vivaldi composed “The Four Seasons”. It is a form of Program Music.
1. Define Program Music.
2.Is there anything today similar to Program music in Movies, tv shows, or music? Can you give an example?
3. Listen to the first movement, of the Four Seasons, La Primavera, Spring: by Vivaldi (opens in a new window) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nSvIiBNFo
4. List a location you may think you would hear this type of music. Describe the ‘scene’.
45 To answer this click create thread, And post your answer there After you complete that, go back in to the Discussion board and read classmates answers, and comment on at least 1 persons answer. (try to be creative, not just you agree or disagree buy why) (This is like having a class discussion)
Initial Post -and reply Due 9/25/22
Grading Criteria
You should make a substantive post of at least 150 words and at least two responses of 100 words to your peers’ posts. Please see at the Discussion Board rubric (to the right) if you have any questions about how your posts and responses will be evaluated.
Resources
Using Discussion Boards – Blackboard Student Help (opens in a new window)
Please utilize Listening Guides 7 & 10 (in the “Ebook” tab in navigation menu) to complete this assignment.
after answer DB reply to two other ppl agree or disagree
first person: The three protective factors that foster resilience in children are caring relationships, high, appropriate expectations, and opportunities for participation. Children who have caring relationships with adults understand how to handle stressful situations. They see them as positive role models and it helps to show them the kind of person they should be. When high expectations are set children develop competence, control, and worth. Opportunities for participation means giving them a chance to be involved. This can be done by finding things that interest them and then make sure they feel like they are a values part of the activity.

Some of the stress factors that affected the children in the video were poverty. Some of them didn’t have much which caused them to be hungry, sleeping in different places every night, or not sleeping at all. This caused the children to be unprepared and ready for their day to learn and thrive. Another stress factor I saw was lack adult supervision or proper childcare. They were left along to watch tv, not able to learn or enjoy themselves. I feel that they show reliance by looking at the positive side of the situations they are in.

My 4-year-old daughter shows resilience when she must transition to new places. For example, she just recently started a new daycare for the 3rd time due to us being military. She went in with a positive attitude willing to adapt the new changes around her. I feel that caring relationships is what helped her in this situation. My daughter and I have a positive relationship with each other that I feel reflects in her when approaching new situations. The director also showed that she was a caring adult which made her feel safe and welcoming into the situation.

I would invest by being the best childcare giver I can be. I am willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the first 5 years of their lives are filled with the tools needed for young children to learn and thrive.
SEcond person : Title: Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything
The Prompt:
Discuss the the three protective factors that according to the text foster resilience in children. Explain why these factors are essential in enabling children to navigate the bumpy road of frustration or adversity and to develop resilience. After reviewing the video: Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything identify some of the stressors that affected the children in the video. Discuss how the children in the clip show show resilience. Discuss a situation where a child you teach or a child that you know has been resilient in a stressful situation. How did the protective factors discussed in the text assist the child? Finally, are you ready to invest? Explain.
I find in our text book Ch. 9 pgs. 224-226 that the three protective factors are: ( A Caring Relationship, High Expectations and Opportunities for Participation).
The Caring Relationship- help children how to build resilience.
High Expectations – Adult who “high” but reasonable expectations help children develop their competence, control and worth, the build blocks of postivite self-esteem.
Opportunities for Participation – help with two thing to one is to identify interest  that help the children to find activities they like and want to do and two is to encourage participation is to make sure they feeling vaule member of the group once the children found an activity they like
After watching the clip the children in the show was experiencing External Sources of Stress which I saw:
Daily hassles for parents
Poverty
Lots of background anger in the family that the child hears and observes but this not directed to the child
Experience child abuse or neglect directly
Loneliness or Lack of friends
I had experience where I teach  two sibling around 1 and 3 year old back then, that came from neglect family. This was my first time and my heart went to them because I never went through and what should I do? Well my mom, she way more experience than me and saw this many time. So I watch and take notes of my was doing, they thing she always tell me to show them love when the moment they first walk because we don’t know what they went through. My mom show me her techniques to calm them dowm during nap time, and do yoga time with them and the child during the day. Finally, am I ready to invest? I know I ready because I been through alot experiences with these kind situation and I have been classes and I getting my degree to take over my mom daycare, I never thought I be running a daycare in my future but I guess that is my calling.

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Summarize in one paragraph containing a minimum of 7 sentences how you will use the activity to help children on their journey to social and emotional competency.

Introduction
This activity will give students the opportunity to research various activities that teach social emotional learning skills.
The Assignment 
Review the video: Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning.  You will need to review the following websites, along with any other sites you find, and explore the information and strategies presented on Social Emotional Learning (SEL).These two sites are also listed in the text on page 220, under the Web Sites section.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel    Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning
    These two sites discuss various developmentally appropriate strategies that help students learn to be more socially and emotionally competent. They also have resources that can be used in the classroom when teaching SEL activities. For this assignment you can explore and investigate any resource, website, magazine, etc. that addresses SEL activities. After exploring the sites, select five SEL activities that you would like to use when working with children.
For each activity you must include the following:
1.List the category of SEL this activity focuses on. These were discussed in the video: Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning. The categories include: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
2. List the goals of the activity (what are you wanting the children to learn?)  A description of the activity must be included. What will they be doing in the activity?
            3. List the site where you found your activity
          4. Summarize in one paragraph containing a minimum of 7 sentences how you will use the activity to help children on their journey to social and emotional competency.
Grading Criteria
The assignment is graded on a 100 point scale. Each of the five SEL activities selected is worth a total of twenty points.
*Two points will be given for correctly listing the site where you found the activity.
*Four points will be given for appropriately categorizing the focus of the activity.
*Six points will be given for accurately providing the goals of the activity and including a description.
*Eight points will be given for the summary paragraph containing seven sentences.  Each paragraph should explain how the activity will be used to reach social and emotional competency.
*Points will be deducted for grammar and spelling errors.
Follow the guidelines listed above for each of the five activities.
Resources
Textbook: Page 220 and online resources. There are many resources that can be used for this activity.
      Web Sites:    Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel
Edutopia  http://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning

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The assignment

The Assignment
Discuss the the three protective factors that according to the text foster resilience in children. Explain why these factors are essential in enabling children to navigate the bumpy road of frustration or adversity and to develop resilience. After reviewing the video: Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything identify some of the stressors that affected the children in the video. Discuss how the children in the clip show show resilience. Discuss a situation where a child you teach or a child that you know has been resilient in a stressful situation. How did the protective factors discussed in the text assist the child? Finally, are you ready to invest? Explain.
Resources
Textbook and video

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Title

Title: Book Nook
In this assignment you will be using a children’s book that explores approaches to food, cooking and feeding or grooming, sleep and other health practices to create a virtual Book Nook  .
What is a virtual Book Nook? A virtual Book Nook contains activities that can be interwoven into each learning center and learning domain in the early childhood classroom. At a minimum, your Book Nook will contain activities from at least five learning centers along with at least two NC FELD goals, one in Health and Physical Development and one in Emotional and Social Development. Activities should include target vocabulary, open ended questions, and materials.
To prepare for this assignment you will need to:
Read the following article and review the factors that should be taken into account when making book selections.
Anti-Defamation League. (2004). Assessing Children’s Literature. Available from https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/assessing-childrens-literature
Make plans to visit a children’s library or search online. Use the ADL criteria to select a book for children 3-5.
To complete the assignment successfully, you will need to:
Include the following
Title
Examples of activities that can be used while reading the book and throughout the day
How to use in the following:
Circle -14 points
Centers-14 points
Outside Play- 14 points
Art-14 ponts
Meal/ Snack Time-14 points
NC FELD goals and how they relate to the Book Nook.-20 points
Correct spelling and grammar-10 points
Evaluation including how the book aligns with recommendations shared in the article “Assessing Children’s Literature” by the Anti-Defamation League
Post your book to the Padlet in this module. You will need to sign up for a Padlet (FREE) account.
Resources:  Infant/Toddler Foundations Book, Foundations: Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschooler and Strategies for Guiding their Success, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

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Imagine you are an administrator of a center.

Imagine you are an administrator of a center. What are ways you would use the tools from My Plate to determine a healthy diet for children? Give examples of ideas that come from the chapter you read.

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Submit your food log and detailed summary(at least 10 sentences).

This activity focuses on your diet and requires that you complete a daily food plan for three days and analyze your diet based on the current  American Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025. These Guidelines are updated every five years and provide the basis for nutrition policies. These Guidelines should also guide our nutrition education practices.
Part One: (Module 6)
Go to the “Choose My Plate” web site [http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html] and follow links to learn about this resource and also become familiar with the new guidelines.
The American Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025 direct link is: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans_2020-2025.pdf
This is a 164 page document and has a lot of useful information, but for the purposes of this assignment you can focus on Chapter 4, pages 91- 105.
Track everything you eat and your activities for 3 days. List what you have eaten over three days. Based on what you’ve learned from the guidelines, what are you eating that is within the guidelines? What isn’t within the guidelines? Give specific examples. What could you improve on and what are the steps you will take to make improvements? How do you feel your activity level measures up to what it should be? What should your activity level be? Submit your food log and detailed summary(at least 10 sentences).

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The assignment is graded on a 100 point scale

Introduction: This assignment allows students to compare and contrast the various methods used to observe the behavior of children.
The Assignment
Review the various methods used to observe children in the text on pages 150-159. After reviewing the methods of observation used with children, complete the provided link containing a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the various methods. Focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each type of observational method.(Each box should have a minimum of 3 complete sentences)
Grading Criteria
The assignment is graded on a 100 point scale
Maximum points are given when each section of the graphic organizer is complete.  The attached document should be used to complete the assignment,
Each section is worth 5.5 points each.
Points will be deducted for grammar and spelling errors.
Resources
Textbook pages: 150-159