READING

STEM

When Children Do This:

  • Work on different STEM challenges

 

They Are Learning to:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Courage and Growth Minset
  • Creativity & Resourcefulness
  • Adapting to new situations
  • Problem Solving
  • Deeping Understanding
  • Learning with Open-ended materials
  • Discovering new possibilities
  • Innovating & Improvising
  • Thinking abstractly

When Children Do This:

  • Interact with books regularly.
  • Read stories and poetry aloud.
  • Explore books' pictures.
  • Play with puppets and books.

They Are Learning to:

  • Stimulate their imagination and thinking skills.
  • Encourage developing language.
  • Have a creative expression through storytelling or puppetry.
  • Practice book-handling skills
  • Retell stories.
  • Develop a love of reading

When Children Do This:

  • Make playdough.
  • Gather paper, scissors, and glue for a project.
  • Draw a picture of a person.

They Are Learning to:

  • Recognize how materials change (Science).
  • Plan and carry out a task ( Study Habits & Independence).
  • Use symbols (Reading & Writing Readiness).

ART

AREAS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

 The curriculum takes in consideration the parent role through the Home Language Survey. All the forms and surveys for guardians are available in English and Spanish. Most importantly, the data is collected throughout four collection periods and there is a teacher parent conference to discuss the child’s individual progress at the end of each collection period or season.

BLOCK

When Children Do This:

  • Put blocks in trucks and dump them out .
  • Use blocks and wooden animals to create a zoo.
  • Balance one large block on top of another.

They Are Learning to:

  • Understanding size, weight, and number concepts (Math & Science).
  • Recreate the world around them (Geography & Social Skills).
  • Control and coordinate muscles (Physical Coordination).

HOUSE CENTER

When Children Do This:

  • Put on dress-up clothes.
  • Pretend to be grown-ups.
  • Separate cups and plates at clean-up time.

They Are Learning to:

  • Use their small muscle skills (Self-Help & Writing)
  • Understanding their experiences better (Abstract Thinking)
  • Group objects in catagories (Math).

 

OUTDOORS

When Children Do This:

  • Catch and throw balls.
  • Talk about changes in plants, people, and things outside as seasons change.
  • Climb on outdoor equipment.

They Are Learning to:

  • Coordinate eye and hand movements (physical Development).
  • Sharpen observation skills (Science).
  • Use their bodies in challenging tasks (Self-Esteem, Reading & Writing Readiness).

When Children Do This:

  • Create different sounds by putting more (or fewer) beans in cans and shaking them.
  • Sing or do a finger play with the other children and the teacher.
  • Find ways of moving across the rug without their feet toucing it.

They Are Learning to:

  • Explore cause and effect (Science & Logical Thinking).
  • Participate cooperatively in a group (Social Skills).
  • Think creatively to solve problems (Independence & Problem Solving).
  • They learn words, sentences, and the rhythm of language.
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MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

When Children Do This:

  • Watch bread dough rise or melt butter.
  • Follow directions in a recipe that call for adding ingridients by teaspoons, cups, etc.
  • Make a salad for the family dinner or bake muffins for breakfast.

They Are Learning to:

  • Understand that foods can change their physical state (Science).
  • Understanding measurement (Math Skills).
  • Take pride in their accomplishments (Self-Esteem).

COOKING

Technology is a valuable tool for educators and children in the classroom. It is utilized in all of the content areas in all the grade levels. The uses of technology and its devices allows teachers to support and enhance students’ learning. It also promotes engagement and allows the teacher to integrate many learning styles such as visual and kinesthetic. Children are unique and learn in different ways. Technology allows the teacher to target many learning styles. For example, if a teacher wants to teach his or her students how to count to 100; it is more authentic to do so via technology rather than worksheets.In the following link

TECHNOLOGY

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