405401RR CREATING A SAFE, EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

405401RR CREATING A SAFE, EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

1. The textbook discusses the effective, appropriate use of walls. Which of the following teachers is demonstrating what the book discussed?A. Most of my walls are covered with childrens work. As long as its created by children, I have no limits on what can be placed on the wall.B. I carefully choose what to place on the walls. It must meet several criteria including being defendable and authentic.C. In my class, I have a very large calendar, a weather chart, ABCs, number lines, and color charts. This takes up most of the space.D. My walls have several bulletin boards. I surround the board with cute, store-purchased borders. I have colorful learning materials and change the board for each holiday and season.2. Which of the following would be the best example of a learning center as defined by the book?A. A collection of fossils in a locked glass caseB. An area containing a variety of different hands-on activitiesC. A comprehensive library of childrens literatureD. A folder containing a matching game3. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects learning centers for children in first through third grade?A. By the time children reach first grade, its no longer important to have learning centers since children are mainly completing paperwork at their desks.B. Children at this age are too old for play. Since play is at the basis of learning centers, theyre no longer necessary.C. Learning centers continue to be a valuable method of learning for first- through third-grade children.D. The schedule for children in these grades doesnt allow enough time to integrate learning centers. If theyre set up, theyll be used only occasionally.4. Which of the following is an accurate statement about improving air quality?A. Its important to ventilate buildings by opening the windows or having a ventilation system.B. Humidity should be below 40% to reduce mold and increase childrens natural mucus.C. Since air quality if often worse outdoors than indoors, its important to keep the windows closed.D. Burning candles can help to mask odors and to clean the air.5. We can assist to keep playgrounds safe through using S.A.F.E, which stands for which of the following?A. Structured games, adult modeling, fun activities, educational toysB. Supervision, age appropriate, fall surfacing, equipment maintenanceC. Structured games, adult modeling, fall surfacing, equipment maintenanceD. Supervision, age appropriate, fun activities, educational toys6. Tessa went to a garage sale to buy materials for her childcare. She needs shelving for storing the childrens toys and childrens chairs, and childrens tables. She can afford to buy only one. Which of the following materials would be best to buy based on the criteria found in the textbook?A. A light-colored wooden table with adjustable legsB. Several plastic childrens chairsC. A low shelf painted a shiny redD. Adult-size chairs7. ABC Academy has been invaded by ants. The teachers are discussing what solutions to take. Which teachers solution is most compatible with integrated pest management (IPM)?A. Jeremiah says, I thought that we had an exterminator on call. Lets call him and have him spray the whole building. That way we would get them all.B. Jessica says, Ive got a can of Raid at home. The ants seem to be mainly in the kitchen. I could spray in there.C. Suzanne says, Lets see if we can see where theyre entering. Maybe we can block where theyre coming in.D. Amy says, The ants dont seem to be causing any problems. I think we should just leave them.8. Which centers would be best to place next to each other?A. Science and gross motorB. Dramatic play and blocksC. Woodworking and mathD. Music and literacy9. Youre developing your preschool room arrangement. Which would be the most effective way to divide the classroom?A. Divide the room into different centers using low shelves.B. Use different colors of rugs to designate different center areas.C. Keep the classroom open with the shelves placed along the outside walls.D. Divide the room into different centers using shelves that are five feet high.10. What color choices would be most appropriate for painting the walls and shelves in a preschool classroom?A. Red, blues, and yellowsB. Neutral colors such as whites and tansC. Lime green and neon yellowD. Pastel blues and pinks11. Surfaces such as diaper-changing tables need to beA. washed with commercial soap and hot water once a week.B. cleaned and sanitized immediately after use.C. wiped down with disinfectant before being used again.D. cleaned with bleach at the end of the day.12. Mother Goose Child Care is remodeling their preschool facility and is on a tight budget. Each of the teachers has a different idea about how to save money on the bathroom. Which of the following responses most closely matches the information found in the textbook?A. I think we should just let the children go down the hall and use the elementary bathroom.B. I think we should have a bathroom in the classroom. However, the walls can be partial walls.C. I think its important that we preserve our budget and the environment by using bars of soap and cloth washcloths and towels. Children share toys all day long. I dont see how sharing towels is any different.D. I think that children could wash their hands in the art sink. That way we can supervise them more closely and save money by not having a sink in the bathroom.13. Which of the following manipulative materials would be an example of a self-correcting material?A. Tweezers and pompoms to sortB. Shaker jars to match by soundC. A jar of buttons to classifyD. A number-line puzzle14. Which of the following statements accurately reflects the role of texture in the early childhood environment?A. Its important to have flat rather than textured surfaces because theyre easier to clean.B. Texture contributes little to overall ambiance.C. Touch is the most planned-for sense in most early childhood environments.D. Textures can help to control noise and create space definition.15. High density or crowding can contribute to which of the following?A. More cooperative playB. Decreased withdrawal in childrenC. Decreased cortisol levelsD. Lower levels of achievement16. The book stresses the need for natural light. Which of the following statements about natural light is true?A. Having windows can help to establish a sense of place.B. Natural light has no affect on learning.C. Its best if natural light comes from only one direction.D. Natural light from windows typically increases energy costs.17. Which would be an important consideration for developing a preschool classroom?A. Unlike kindergarten children, children at this age dont participate in long-term projects, so they dont need storage for longterm work.B. You wont need a science or math center since children dont start these subjects until theyre older.C. You need a group gathering area.D. Youre required to have a number of potted trees and flowering plants in relation to the square footage of the center.18. Suneetha wants to replace her current floor covering with an eco-friendly floor covering that will enhance learning. Which of the following should she choose?A. Different floor surfaces in different areasB. Brightly patterned linoleumC. Brightly colored ABC and number rugsD. Wall-to-wall carpeting19. Which of the following comments by childcare providers reflects the desired design outcomes discussed in the textbook?A. Its very important that children not sit on beanbag chairs or pillows as they look at books so that they dont experience back problems.B. I have eliminated all the soft items in my classroom because theyre difficult to clean and can harbor germs.C. I think its important to create a school-like environment rather than one that looks like the childrens home. In this way wecan create a more academic setting.D. I have many soft, comfortable areas in my classroom to create a more homelike environment.20. Which of the following statements is true about pesticide exposure and young children?A. If you buy organic fruits and vegetables and live in an urban area, you dont need to worry about the children being exposed to pesticides.B. Pesticide exposure causes both short-term and long-term problems, such as increased risk of cancer and neurodevelopmental impairment.C. Theres little a classroom teacher can do about pesticide exposure in the classroom.D. Pesticide exposure can cause short-term health problems such as shortness of breath but doesnt cause any long-term problems


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