May's Monthly Theme and Core Core Concepts
Next week the The Studio will have children in attendance for full days. I am very excited about being able to spend my day working alongside them again. Our attendance will be rather low, but this is a good thing as we push forward with new normalcy.
This also puts us right back on the road to accreditation. As a Family Childcare Educator I have learned and grown so much and will continue to evolve through the life changing experiences that has happened since Covid-`19 outbreak. I have continued to work diligently on Studio One being an accredited program and implementing new policies into our program as it relates to Covid- 19, and other areas of our program as well.
Most likely, new families will be joining the program in the near future. So, I wanted to share a sneak peak into what May's Learning theme will be and what our Core Concepts are for the month , and also gives a glimpse into how we approach learning at the Studio. In the future I will also be able to reference this post, as I have plans to share how Experience Early Learning, our preschool curriculum (research based) helps us to succeed at documenting and assessing the children's growth and development in all areas at the Studio.
May's theme is Bugs and Crawly Things. Yay! We're expecting some good weather here in Michigan this week, so perfect timing. One of the coolest and time saving things about our curriculum is how everything is organized and packaged. Tons of hands on resources and tools in every bag.
Included in the box is 20 days of lesson materials individually bagged, a Teacher Tools Bag, and a Core Concepts Bag.
The Teacher Bag has the four Teacher Guides, Monthly Thematic CD, Gathering List, Daily Activities Calendar, Monthly Theme Web, and a Skills Chart.
In the Core Concept Bag you can find Conversation Cards, Calendar & Pieces, Color Wand & Brown Ribbon, Math Mats: 17 & 18, Color Cards: Numbers 1-18, Loose Letter Mats: V, Y, Loose Letter Parts: V, Y, Cube Cards: Phonics: V, Y, Shape Sack: Diamond, Cube Cards:Diamonds, Pattern Blocks, and Theme Poster.
Experience Early Learning holds no punches with providing quality hands on learning materials. Our preschool curriculum includes all of the materials needed for each lesson, except for basic supplies like paint, crayons, tape, glue, etc. Moving forward I am pleased to know that I don't have to go hunting for anything that has to do with our curriculum should we have to continue to stay in place, or repeat.
Below is the bag contents for Day 1 of Bugs and Crawly Things minus the Monthly Newsletters and Creative Minds Daily Notes. Shown in the picture are materials that goes along with the day's lesson; Name Tags (bingo bottle), LadyBug Head bead ( red headband, twist ties, circle stickers, and wiggly eyes), and Counting Spots (Counting Spots Game bingo chips, spinner card & spinner).
Now that things seem to be adjusting to a new normal, it's a great feeling to know that even in a pandemic I can trust that Experience Early Learning will still deliver our monthly curriculum to my door and I could still offer the children some hands on learning at home too. That's a big deal!
As an Experience Early Learning Blogger, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic experiences. As always, my opinions are 100% my own. #preschool #familychildcare #EELblogger