Our class uses the CREATIVE CURRICULUM !!!!!
The Creative Curriculum is widely regarded as a forward thinking, comprehensive, rigorously researched curriculum approach that honors creativity and respects the role that teachers play in making learning exciting and relevant for every child. Its’ main focus is children learning through their play and interacting with their environment and others. As the field of early childhood education has evolved, so too has The Creative Curriculum, incorporating the latest research and best practices and taking the needs of every type of learner into account. The Creative Curriculum provides high-quality learning environment that enables every child to become a creative, confident thinker.
Social-Emotional 1. Regulates own emotions and behaviors a. Manages feelings b. Follows limits and expectations c. Takes care of own needs appropriately 2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships a. Forms relationships with adults b. Responds to emotional cues c. Interacts with peers d. Makes friends 3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations a. Balances needs and rights of self and others b. Solves social problems
Physical 4. Demonstrates traveling skills 5. Demonstrates balancing skills 6. Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills 7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination a. Uses fingers and hands b. Uses writing and drawing tools
Language 8. Listens to and understands increasingly complex language a. Comprehends language b. Follows directions 9. Uses language to express thoughts and needs a. Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary b. Speaks clearly c. Uses conventional grammar d. Tells about another time or place Language, cont. 10. Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills a. Engages in conversations b. Uses social rules of language
Cognitive 11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning a. Attends and engages b. Persists c. Solves problems d. Shows curiosity and motivation e. Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking 12. Remembers and connects experiences a. Recognizes and recalls b. Makes connections 13. Uses classification skills 14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present a. Thinks symbolically b. Engages in sociodramatic play Literacy 15. Demonstrates phonological awareness a. Notices and discriminates rhyme b. Notices and discriminates alliteration c. Notices and discriminates smaller and smaller units of sound 16. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet a. Identifies and names letters b. Uses letter-sound knowledge
Literacy, contd. 17. Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses a. Uses and appreciates books b. Uses print concepts 18. Comprehends and responds to books and other texts a. Interacts during read-alouds and book conversations b. Uses emergent reading skills c. Retells stories 19. Demonstrates emergent writing skills a. Writes name b. Writes to convey meaning
Mathematics 20. Uses number concepts and operations a. Counts b. Quantifies c. Connects numerals with their quantities 21. Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes a. Understands spatial relationships b. Understands shapes 22. Compares and measures 23. Demonstrates knowledge of patterns
Science and Technology 24. Uses scientific inquiry skills 25. Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things 26. Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials 27. Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment 28. Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks A Little About Creative Curriculum…