Creative curriculum project

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Creative curriculum project

  1. 1. PRE-SCHOOL CREATIVE CURRICULUM A GOOD IDEA?
  2. 2. What is Creative Curriculum
  3. 3. Play Based Curriculum is: Learning takes place through Play. Children are given a choice of what they want to play.
  4. 4. Creative Curriculum is: Play based Curriculum. It is child centered.
  5. 5. Child Centered is The Child leads the learning through discovery.
  6. 6. Activity Centers There must be eleven (11) activity centers for the children to chose from. The children are allowed to go wherever they chose to go. They are allowed to stay as long as they want at that activity.
  7. 7. Teachers can encourage students to change to a different activity, but they can not tell them to go.
  8. 8. Examples of Activity Centers
  9. 9. Writing Center Paper (without lines), pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, rulers
  10. 10. Kitchen Center Sink, refrigerator, sto ve, table and chairs, dishes, play food
  11. 11. Computer Center Computers, computer games, printer, touch screen or mouse .
  12. 12. Small Group Activit y This is the only teacher direct ed activity. It can only last 15 to 20 minut es. The activity is usually Circle time (calendar, story, or music.
  13. 13. DISCIPLINE The only discipline which can be used is POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT. There is no formal discipline.
  14. 14. ASSESSMENTS The only assessment is TEACHER OBSERVATION of the students as they play.
  15. 15. But!!!
  16. 16. What happens when the preschoolers go in to kindergarten? Regular structure curriculum Following discipline directions
  17. 17. ALPHABETS 17% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS KNEW THEIR ALPHABETS. 23% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS KNEW SOME OF THE ALPHABETS. 60% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY KNEW ONE OR TWO ALPHABETS.
  18. 18. RHYMING WORDS 37% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS UNDERSTOOD RHYMING WORDS. 63% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS DID NOT UNDERSTAND RHYMING WORDS.
  19. 19. NUMBERS 11% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED NUMBERS 1 TO 20 22% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED THE NUMBERS 1 TO 10 . 66% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY RECOGNIZED SOME OF THE NUMBERS TO 10. 16% OF THE PRESCHOOL STUDENTS COULD COUNT TO 100.
  20. 20. CREATIVE CURRICULUM A GOOD IDEA??? I THINK NOT!!!!

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