Mrs. Rozon – Common Core Standards, Curriculum and Classroom Schedule

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Children in the Pre-K program explore these concepts on a daily basis through play. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. The curriculum that we will be using is called the Creative Curriculum. This curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. We will focus on 6 themes throughout the school year (Beginning of the Year, Clothes Study, Balls Study, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study, Trees Study, and Building Study). Each theme is 6 weeks long. Your child is assessed by observation and work samples using the Teaching Strategies, GOLD. There are Common Core Standards for Pre-K that are addressed in our lessons and center based activities. Below is a basic overview of the concepts that we will be teaching. If you would like to thoroughly review the Common Core Standards for Pre-K, click here.

Math

  •  Numerals 1-10
  • Counting objects to 10
  •  One-to-one correspondence of objects
  •  Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
  •  Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC
  •  Sizes: small, medium, large
  •  Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle
  •  Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
  •  Same and Different
  •  More, Less, Same
  •  Time: Day and Night
  •  Money: Explore through games, songs, and pretend play

Literacy

  •  Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds
  •  Recognize, spell, write first name
  •  Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
  •  Retell familiar stories
  •  Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
  •  Answer questions about stories
  •  Repeat simple nursery rhymes and finger plays
  •  Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
  •  Build new vocabulary
  •  Build listening skills
  •  Strengthen visual discrimination
  •  Sequencing
  •  Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.

Science

  •  Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
  •  Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations
  •  Observe insect life
  •  Observe plant growth
  •  Observe weather and plant life during each season
  •  Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities
  •  Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
  •  Make observational drawings and dictation
  •  Explore the world with the five senses
  •  Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

Creative Arts

  •  Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc.
  •  Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay
  •  Experiment with mixing paint colors
  •  Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum
  •  Participate in movement songs and dances
  •  Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythms
  •  Use a variety of children’s instruments
  •  Participate in dramatic play
  •  Dramatize familiar stories
  •  Act out the movements and sounds of animals

Social Skills

  •  Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
  •  Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  •  Share classroom materials with the group
  •  Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
  •  Communicate his/her needs
  •  Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
  •  State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country
  •  Explore types of work and workers
  •  Explore modes of transportation

Technology

  •  Use computer programs to create picture stories
  •  Use a computer mouse: click, click and drag
  •  Use the Internet to explore kid-friendly websites

 

Classroom Schedule 

 

Approximate Time Activity Description
8:30-8:40 Arrival Students gain self confidence by independently finding cubby and handing belongings
8:40-8:55 Snack Students practice proper hand washing technique , serving themselves, proper table manners, and socialization.
8:55-9:10 Music and Movement Students express themselves with their whole body and learn to respond to the moods of music.
9:10-9:25 Circle Time Students engage in hands-on action-based learning activities of their choice.
9:30-10:30 Gross Motor Activities Running, ridding tricycles, and playing with gross motor equipment are necessaries for preschoolers children.
10:30-11:45 CentersTime Students engage in hands-on action-based learning activities of their choice.
11:45-12:00 Lunch Students practice proper hand washing technique, serving themselves, proper table manners, and socialization.
12:00-12:15 Rest Time The hight energy demands of this age really need to be met by a period of rest.
12:15-1:15 Read Aloud Students listen for different purposes and respond to literature.
1:15-1:30 2nd – Centers Time Students engage in hands-on action-based learning activities of their choice.
1:30-2:30 End of the Day Students go over the even of the day.
2:30-2:40 Packing up Students independently get ready to be dismissed.
2:40-2:50 Dismissal Students are dismissal for the day

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