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.Everything you need for a creative learning program: over 2200 pages; 10 full months plus a summer program. Each daily plan contains themed and developmentally appropriate suggestions for Creative Art, Discovery and Exploration, Group (or individual) Discussion, Story, Games, Music, and a specific Spark! activity to focus curiosity and interest.Each monthly set of lesson plans includes between 130 and 200 activity pages.
Save valuable prep time: use the clickable calendar for each month INSTANTLY linking to daily lesson plans and coordinating activity pages. You can see how the clickable calendar works, and actually use it, by downloading the 38 page free sample below
The original activity pages are creative and challenging, and can be used in different ways depending on the needs and creativity of the teacher. They are NOT just for "coloring"!!!
Includes a collection of over 100 teaching charts and posters for letters, numbers, shapes and colors Includes a collection of hands-on learning games - letters, opposites, rhymes, go-togethers etc.
Everything is in Adobe PDF format - print as many pages as you want at any time.
It is not necessary to follow the suggested themed monthly plan - use whatever activities or printables that suit your particular situation - print only what you need
Childcare providers love this program, because they have an instant, professionally designed learning program for their mixed age group, and they can show the parents that the children are not "just playing" all day
Preschool teachers love this program, because they can use it "as is", or use it as an inspiration to add to their own personally designed classroom program, whether child-initiated, Project Approach, or Head Start focused. All National Standards are addressed.
Parents working with their children at home love this program, since they do not have to have an ECE educational background to use it. Everything is described simply and clearly, step by step, and learning happens!!!!
Thousands of these curriculums have been sold to teachers and parents all over the world, since 2006.
The cost for the download for the Curriculum for the Year to your computer is $60.00 ($30 when it is on sale, and it is on sale NOW). There are no shipping charges.
You will receive the link to download this product INSTANTLY, immediately after your payment is received. If, for some reason, you do not receive your link, email right away using the form on the About Us page.
The monthly curriculums, the summer program, and the hands-on learning games are also available individually. By purchasing the Curriculum for the Year as a collection, you are saving over 60% of the cost of buying the curriculums month by month.Please email if you have any questions at all.
Some kinds of activity pages included in the curriculum are:
matching and concentration picture games
dot to dots
all kinds of theme-related puppets
sight word flashcards with pictures
one to one correspondence
matching numerals to sets
picture talk discussions
story narration and writing
which is different?
song cards/rebus rhymes
arts and crafts
letter and number posters
TheSeptember themes are:
I Am Special
Emotions and Feelings
The Five Senses
Health and Nutrition
The October themes are:
Firefighters and Safety
Leaves and Weather
Apples, Squirrels and Nuts
Pumpkins and Spiders
The Novemberthemes are:
The themes for December are:
Lights in the Darkness
Rudolf and Reindeer
The Nutcracker Ballet
Themes for January are:
Happy New Year
Animals in Winter
Warmth and Coziness
Martin Luther King Day
Winnie the Pooh Day
Bubbles and Rainbows
Action Heroes and Costumes
Just for Fun
Themes for February are:
Chinese/Lunar New Year
Vehicles and Transportation:
On the Road
The themes for March are:
Science Discovery: Wind and Air
Science Discovery: Water
Science Discovery: Tools and Machines
Science Discovery: Magnets
St. Patrick’s Day
Arrival of Spring
Easter Bunnies and Eggs
The themes for April are:
Insects: Butterflies and Moths
Dairy Farms and Cows
Earth Day:Appreciating Our Planet
The themes for May are:
Cinco de Mayo
The themes for June are:
All Kinds of Food
What and Why We Eat
The themes for Summer include:
Ice Cream Day
Our Golden Sun
Let's Get Wet
Here is a selection of thumbnails of a few of the actvity sheets in the curriculum. In the actual curriculum, when you click on the theme for the day, it takes you to the written lesson plan for that day. Several of the activities in each daily lesson plan are linked to hands-on activity pages to extend the learning
Besides all the monthly curriculums and the summer program, also included are over 100 teaching posters and tools to demonstrate alphabet letters, numbers, colors and shapes. And a set of hands-on learning games to print, to teach the concept of rhyming words, opposites, and go-togethers.
NEW!! 2 extra products are now included with the Curriculum for the Year...
Teach the Alphabet (370 pages) -a full year of letter-learning activities
andNumbers 1-10 Preschool Curriculum (270 pages) - enough number and counting activities for a full year in a preschool or daycare program
These 2 teaching files are in addition to the 2200 pages of the Curriculum for the Year.
The KidSparkz! Preschool Curriculum is a series of 240 simply integrated days full of activities, each based on a topic or theme. Each daily plan contains suggestions for Creative Art; Discovery and Exploration; Music; Group Discussion; Games; Stories; and a specific Spark! activity designed to focus curiosity and interest. There are over 2000 different written activities in the basic curriculum, many of them linked to a co-ordinating activity printable to extend the learning.
Preschool teachers, home daycare owners, and parents of preschoolers have found that the daily program is:
EASYto understand, follow and use,
SUCCESSFUL -- the children really enjoy the activities and games, and while they are having fun, they are learning
INEXPENSIVEand simple to prepare the daily activities, since the program makes use of items normally found in a home or a school, and the list of extra supplies needed (included in the curriculum) is very short.
FLEXIBLE, because although each daily integrated sequence of activities is self contained, and CAN be completed within 3 hours, it can be creatively extended for days, as long as interest in the topic lasts
IDEALfor all levels of experience. For those just beginning, the activity ideas can be followed exactly to provide lots of fun and learning experiences for the children. For those with more experience, the ideas provide a springboard to spread the wings of creativity, and a reminder of songs, stories and activities they may have used successfully in the past.
AUTHENTIC, because it is based on proven and longstanding educational theory and practice (Vygotsky, Piaget), and complementing the latest findings in early education (Project Approach, Theme-Based)
The children play; they have fun; they learn and love it; they develop a strong curiosity and sense of discovery and creativity that will lead them into Kindergarten, as well as into the rest of their lives.
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***See how the clickable calendar works, and try it out. Download instantly a 38 page sample here: (You will need the latest version of the the free Adobe Reader to open the file. Get the Reader here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ )
Does this curriculum seem too "challenging" for your child or group? Take a look at the Toddler Curriculum, for ages 18 through 36 months.
This is a BIG site. Use this form to find whatever you are looking for on the KidSparkz site. For example, if you are looking for cut and paste activities, type in "cut and paste" and click "search" to find many more cut and paste printables beyond the main KidSparkz Cut and Paste theme page.