Curriculum

Creative Curriculum & Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment

We utilize the Creative Curriculum to guide students' learning. The centers include: dramatic play, sand & water play, music & movement,  discovery, art, library, writing, technology, toys & games, blocks. The classroom is student centered with topics of study.  We also have a morning meeting, rest time, lunch, gross motor & closing meeting daily.
"Teaching Strategies GOLD® is an authentic, observational assessment system for children from birth through kindergarten. It helps teachers get to know children well: what they know and can do, and their strengths, needs, and interests. With this information, teachers can scaffold children’s learning as they offer engaging experiences that help children build on their strengths and interests.
Teaching Strategies GOLD® blends ongoing, authentic, observational assessment across all areas of development and learning with intentional, focused, performance-assessment tasks for selected literacy and numeracy objectives. Teachers collect evidence of children’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors during meaningful everyday experiences in the program setting. The system is inclusive of children with disabilities, children who are developing typically, and children who demonstrate competencies beyond typical developmental expectations. It also supports the assessment of children who are English- and dual-language learners."

2016-2017 TOPICS OF STUDY

Welcome Week
All About Me and Family
Pets
Friends and Feelings
Apples 
Pumpkins

Fall
Halloween/Day/Night (opposites)
Body and Five Senses

Harvest
Farm (fruits, vegetables, farm animals)
Thanksgiving
Community Helpers/Transportation

Boxes & Socks
Celebrations
Christmas
Winter Weather and Clothing
Snow and Snowmen
Space
Habitats
Animals that hibernate, Groundhog's Day

Multicultural  Study
2D Shapes and Valentine's Day
3-D Shapes

Dr. Seuss & Rhyming
Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes
Rainbows & St. Patrick's Day
Spring/Rain
Pond Life
Dinosaurs
Easter/Eggs
Trash & Recycling
Plants/Flowers
Mother's Day/Mothers and Babies
Insects
Sea Animals, Beach, Memorial Day
Summer

Getting Ready for Pk 4
Father's Day, Summer Vacation

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