Interactions

Language & Literacy

Math

ECERS The Basics

Interest Centers

100

How many times can staff be observed responding with anger or negatively towards students negative behaviors.

What is NEVER

Discipline p. 77

100

How many times does ECERS need to observe staff pointing and reading print to children (helping children hear the sounds of the letters or words in a way that enagages them.

What is 3 times.

16. Becoming Familiar with Print. (p. 45)

100

Teacher Tammy is at Small Group with her students. She hands her students a worksheet with the print numbers 1-25. She calls off the numerals and the children are expected to cover the called numerals with a bingo dotter. All children have the same worksheet. Teacher Tammy will receive this score.

What is a one?

100

An environment where each child can find a satisfying challenge within the free play environment, and when finished, find another interesting thing to do has these in it.

What are varied materials?

100

What are some ways staff can talk about print or numbers in dramatic play that is meaningful to students?

What are

helping students make signs and price tags, discuss or make menus, write recipes, pretend phone/creating a telephone book.

21 Dramatic Play p. 55 This needs to be observed 1X during ECERS observation.

200

What score would you receive is students are in staff-directed groups most of the time, and have little opportunity to choose their own companions or activities?

What is a a score of one?

31 Peer Interaction p. 75

200

How many times do staff have to write down what a child says in a way that engages them?

What is 2 times.

16. Becoming Familiar with Print. (p. 45)

200

What are the 3 categories in math material and activities.

What are:

Counting/Comparing Quantities

Measureing/Comparing sizes & parts of a whole (Fractions)

Familiarity with Shapes

23. Math Materials and Activities p. 59

200

What is the maximum time for transitions?

What is no longer then 3 minutes

33. Transiiotns and Waiting Times p. 79

200

How many science materials & how many books are needed in the Nature/Science Center?

What are

5 science/nature books

15 science/nature materials from each of the 5 categories: living things, natural objects, Factual Books/Nature-Science Picture Games, Nature/Science Tools, Sand/Water with toys.

300

What score would staff get for helping children avoid conflicts?

What is a score of 7.

(Examples: Having a system for ensuring fair turns, provide enough popular choices during free play, notice when a problem is brewing and provide closer supervision)

31 Peer Interaction p. 75

300

How many books related to the classroom theme need to be accessible and easily observed?

What is 5.

15. Encouraging Students Use of Books (p. 43)

300

Printed numbers are related to the amount of fingers shown by staff or children. How many times does this have to be observed?

What is one time.

25 Understanding Written Numbers p. 63

300

What is the appropriate amount of time technology can be used with students?

What is no more that 5 minutes. Not using technology is encouraged.

300

How many times do math concepts need to be discussed or pointed out in meaningful ways with children need to be observed in the block area?

What is 1 time.

53 Blocks p. 53

400

What score will you receive if staff are usually not prepared for what comes next in the schedule.

What is 1.

33. Transitions and Waiitng Times p. 79.

400

How many times do staff have to explain the meaning of unfamiliar words in a way children can understand.

What is 2 times

Helping Children Expand Vocabulary p. 37

400

What score would Teacher Tammy get is she says says "I am going to count to three and you better do it!"

What are?

A Score of 1.

24. Math in Daily Events p. 61

400

The responsibility for understanding the ECERS-3 belongs to these members of the classroom staff.

What is

All the adults

400

What is the minimum number of interest centers you need & what are the required interest centers?

What are? 5

Cozy Area, Library, Blocks, Dramatic Play, & Nature/Science

500

Little or no interaction during free play will give you a score of?

What is 1.

34. Free Play p. 81

500

If you say "Use your words" you are trying to get the child to?

What is

Communicate with each other

Encouraging Children to use language p. 37

Needs to be observed 2x

500

How many different math materials are needed to help children attach meaning to print numbers?

What is 5

(Examples: play telephones, play money, number stencils in writing area, puzzles with numbers)

24. Math in Daily Events p. 61

500

When you have questions about ECERS 3 these people can help.

What are

colleagues, Mrs. Binz, Ms. Kellie

500

How many fine motor choices needs to be observed?

What are 10 choices.

All categories need to be represented (interlocking building materials, art materials, manipulatives, puzzles)

17 Fine Motor p. 47