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1 Curriculum Alignment of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool WITH

2 Head Start Domains Physical Development & Health Physical Health Status The maintenance of healthy and age appropriate physical well being Health Knowledge & Practice The understanding of healthy and safe habits and practicing healthy habits Gross Motor Skills The control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance Fine Motor Skills The control of small muscles for such purposes as using utensils, self care, building, and exploring Social & Emotional Development Social Relationships The healthy relationships and interactions with adults and peers Self Concept & Self Efficacy The perception that one is capable of successfully making decisions, accomplishing tasks, and meeting goals Examples in the Creative Curriculum for Preschool Volume 1: The Foundation, Chapter 2 The Learning Environment (Establishing a Structure for Each Day, pp ) Intentional Teaching Card P14 Moving Through the Forest Intentional Teaching Card M67 Fruit Smoothies (What You Do) Intentional Teaching Card SE09 Big Rule, Little Rule (What You Do) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study: Day 1, Investigation 1 (Large Group, Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 28) Beginning the Year: Focus Question 1 (Outdoor Experiences, p. 15) Mighty Minute 30 Bounce, Bounce, Bounce Intentional Teaching Card P05 Throw Hard, Throw Far Volume 5: Objectives for Development & Learning (pp ) Buildings Study: Day 3, Investigation 3 (Choice Time p. 56) Intentional Teaching Card LL45 Observational Drawing Beginning the Year: Day 3, Focus Question 2 (Choice Time, p. 32) Intentional Teaching Card SE07 Good Byes Intentional Teaching Card SE13 Conflict Resolution Intentional Teaching Card SE25 What Can We Build Together? Intentional Teaching Card SE15 Making Choices Trees Study: Day 1, Investigation 6 (Choice

3 Self Regulation The ability to recognize and regulate emotions, attention, impulses, and behavior Emotional & Behavioral Health A healthy range of emotional expression and learning positive alternatives to aggressive or isolating behaviors Approaches to Learning Initiative & Curiosity An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning Persistence & Attentiveness The ability to begin and finish activities with persistence and attention Time, p. 87) Beginning the Year: Day 1, Focus Question 2 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 28) Intentional Teaching Card SE03 Calm Down Place Intentional Teaching Card SE06 Talk About Feelings Intentional Teaching Card LL42 Daily Sign In Intentional Teaching Card SE01 Site Visits Clothes Study: Day 4, Investigation 1 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 34) Intentional Teaching Card SE03 Calm Down Place Clothes Study: Day 5, Exploring the Topic (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 22) Intentional Teaching Card LL54 Asking Questions Intentional Teaching Card LL26 Searching the Web Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study: Day 3, Exploring the Topic (Choice Time, p. 18) Intentional Teaching Card M06 Tallying Intentional Teaching Card SE15 Making Choices Cooperation An interest and engagement in group experiences Intentional Teaching Card SE14 Playing Together Intentional Teaching Card SE25 What Can We Build Together? Beginning the Year: Day 1, Focus Question 6 (Large Group, Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 66) Logic & Reasoning Reasoning & Problem Solving The ability to recognize, understand, and analyze a problem and draw on knowledge or experience to seek solutions to a problem Intentional Teaching Card SE08 Group Problem Solving Book Discussion Card 9 The Adventures of Gary and Harry (Supporting Social Emotional

4 Symbolic Representation The use of symbols or objects to represent something else Development) Balls Study: Investigation 1 (Outdoor Experiences, p. 27) Mighty Minute 39 Let s Pretend Buildings Study: Day 2, Investigation 4 (Choice Time, p. 66) Volume 2: Interest Areas, Chapter 7 Dramatic Play (Interacting With Children During Dramatic Play, pp ) Language Development Receptive Language The ability to comprehend or understand language Mighty Minute 73 Are You Ready? Intentional Teaching Card SE10 My Turn at the Microphone Intentional Teaching Card LL43 Introducing New Vocabulary Expressive Language The ability to use language Trees Study: Day 4, Investigation 1 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 34) Buildings Study: Day 4, Investigation 3 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 58) Intentional Teaching Card LL43 Introducing New Vocabulary Literacy Knowledge & Skills Book Appreciation and Knowledge The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts Phonological Awareness An awareness that language can be broken down into words, syllables, and smaller pieces of sound Intentional Teaching Card LL30 Clothesline Storytelling Trees Study: Day 1, Investigation 4 (Read Aloud, p. 65) Book Discussion Card 05 The Little Red Hen Intentional Teaching Card LL19 Silly Names Intentional Teaching Card LL52 Tap It, Clap It, Stomp It, Jump It Mighty Minute 40 Clap a Friend s Name Alphabet Knowledge The names and sounds associated with letters Mighty Minute 47 Step Up Intentional Teaching Card LL34 Alphabet Books Intentional Teaching Card LL47 The Name Game Print Concepts & Conventions The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter sound relationships) Intentional Teaching Card LL23 Playing With Environmental Print

5 Early Writing The familiarity with writing implements, conventions, and emerging skills to communicate through written representations, symbols, and letters Mathematics Knowledge & Skills Number Concepts & Quantities The understanding that numbers represent quantities and have ordinal properties (number words represent a rank order, particular size, or position in a list) Number Relationships & Operations The use of numbers to describe relationships and solve problems Geometry & Spatial Sense The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another Patterns The recognition of patterns, sequencing, and critical thinking skills necessary to predict and classify objects in a pattern Measurement & Comparison The understanding of attributes and relative properties of objects as related to size, capacity, and area Intentional Teaching Card LL22 Coupon Match Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study: Day 2, Investigation 1 (blue callout box, p. 30) Intentional Teaching Card LL60 Writing With Wordless Books Intentional Teaching Card LL39 My Daily Journal Clothes Study: Day 2, Investigation 2 (Large Group Roundup, p. 43) Intentional Teaching Card M39 Let s Go Fishing Intentional Teaching Card M37 Secret Numbers (What You Do) Mighty Minute 07 Hippity, Hoppity, How Many? Intentional Teaching Card M02 Counting and Comparing Intentional Teaching Card M05 Sorting & Classifying Intentional Teaching Card M13 Nursery Rhyme Count Intentional Teaching Card M30 Buried Shapes Mighty Minute 62 Where Can He Be? Balls Study: Day 2, Exploring the Topic (Small Group, Option 1, p. 17) Intentional Teaching Card M14 Patterns Mighty Minute 26 Echo Clapping Clothes Study: Day 2, Investigation 4 (Large Group, Movement blue callout box, p. 64) Intentional Teaching Card M10 Biscuits Trees Study: Day 2, Investigation 3 (Choice Time, p. 54) Mighty Minute 75 Busy Bees (What You Do) Science Knowledge & Skills Scientific Skills & Method The skills to observe and collect information and Clothes Study: Day 2, Investigation 2 (Choice

6 use it to ask questions, predict, explain, and draw conclusions Conceptual Knowledge of the Natural & Physical World The acquisition of concepts and facts related to the natural and physical world and the understanding of naturally occurring relationships Time, p. 43) Intentional Teaching Card LL26 Searching the Web Balls Study: Investigation 5,Day 2 (Large Group, p. 64) Buildings Study: Investigation 3 (Outdoor Experiences, p. 51) Intentional Teaching Card M07 Ice Cubes Book Discussion Card 16 A Grand Old Tree Creative Arts Expression Music The use of voice and instruments to create sounds Volume 2: Interest Areas, Chapter 13 Creating an Environment for Music and Movement (Interacting With Children During Music and Movement Activities, pp ) Mighty Minute 66 Musical Junk Trees Study: Day 4, Investigation 6 (Choice Time, p. 93) Creative Movement & Dance The use of the body to move to music and express oneself Art The use of a range of media and materials to create drawings, pictures, or other objects Drama The portrayal of events, characters, or stories through acting and using props and language Social Studies Knowledge & Skills Self, Family & Community The understanding of one s relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and Mighty Minute 34 The Wave Beginning the Year: Day 1, Focus Question 4 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 48) Intentional Teaching Card P12 Exploring Pathways Intentional Teaching Card LL32 Describing Art Intentional Teaching Card SE26 Making a Mural Balls Study: Day 4, Investigation 5 (Choice Time, p. 69) Intentional Teaching Card LL 06 Dramatic Story Retelling Clothes Study: Investigation 2, Day 2 (Large Group: Movement p. 42) Buildings Study: Day 1, Investigation 1 (Choice Time, p. 29) Book Discussion Card 18 A Chair for my Mother

7 community, and respect for diversity Beginning the Year: Day 1, Focus Question 3 (Large Group, Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 36) Mighty Minute 01 The People in Your Neighborhood People & The Environment The understanding of the relationship between people and the environment in which they live History & Events The understanding that events happened in the past and how these events relate to one s self, family, and community English Language Development Receptive English Language Skills The ability to comprehend or understand the English language Mighty Minute 71 Recycle Song Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Study: Investigation 3, Day 2 (Large Group p. 48) Trees Study: Day 2, Investigation 4 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 66) Book Discussion Card 10 Peter s Chair (Second Read Aloud) Clothes Study: Day 3, Investigation 1 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing, p. 32) Volume 4: Mathematics, Chapter 23 Planning Your Mathematics Program (Large Group Time, p. 806) Mighty Minute 99 Let s All Follow Intentional Teaching Card P16 Body Part Balance (What You Do) Buildings Study: Day 3, Investigation 1 (Large Group Discussion and Shared Writing English language learners callout box, p. 32) Expressive English Language Skills The ability to speak or use English Intentional Teaching SE03 Calm Down Place (Including All Children) Trees Study: Day 1, Investigation 4 (Choice Time, English language learner callout box, p. 65) Intentional Teaching Card LL40 What Was for Breakfast? Engagement in English Literacy Activities Understanding and responding to books, storytelling, and songs presented in English Mighty Minute 06 This Is the Way Intentional Teaching Card LL09 Pocket Storytelling: The Mitten Beginning the Year: Day 2, Focus Question 3 (Read Aloud, p. 39)

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