Joyful Learning in Kindergarten

ISBN-10: 0325000387

ISBN-13: 9780325000381

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Bobbi Fisher

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When originally published in 1991, Joyful Learningwas the first book to demonstrate how to link student-centered theory and practice in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Since then, it has become a veritable bible for early childhood educators. Now, veteran author Bobbi Fisher revisits her landmark text, adding a detailed index and new routines, activities, and strategies for promoting natural learning. The book's original sixteen chapters offer clear and incisive discussions of theory plus practical advice on shared reading, math manipulatives, assessment, parent communication, and more. Three brand-new chapters explore important themes such as classroom procedures, establishing a full-day kindergarten program, and models for social studies and science inquiries. The treatment of language arts is extensive, with new ideas on phonics, ways to support readers and writers during choice time, the use of literature, book selection, guided reading, and assessment of letter and sound knowledge. Readers will particularly appreciate the updated bibliographies (covering both children's trade books and professional resources) and the updated and expanded appendixes (in which teachers share activities and strategies that have been successful for them in classrooms around the country). Daycare providers, preschool teachers, preservice and inservice kindergarten teachers, curriculum specialists, parents, administrators, homeschoolers, indeed anyone committed to nurturing in our children the joyful satisfaction of real thought and action will find this book essential reading.
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Book details

List price: $45.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 2/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.10" wide x 10.10" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Bobbi Fisher taught elementary school for more than twenty-five years. Currently Bobbi is attending Andover Newton Theological School. She lives with her husband in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and they have two grown children and four grandchildren. You can contact her at

My Beliefs About How Children Learn
Applying Whole Language Theories
The Room
The Start of the Day
Shared Reading: Theory
Shared Reading: Practice
Organizing Choice Time
Reading During Choice Time
Writing During Choice Time
Math and Physical Science During Choice Time
Art During Choice Time
Dramatic Play Environments
The End of the Day
Communicating with Parents
Questions Teachers Ask
Classroom Management and Organization
Language Arts
Generative Curriculum Appendices:
Reproducible Forms
Letters and Charts
Supplies and Materials for the Classroom
Learning from Each Other Bibliographies:My Favorite Children's Books
Professional Resources
Professional Books for Parents
Children's Books Mentioned in the Text;
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