Our new curriculum is from Bob Jones University, The K4's curriculum is called Footsteps for Fours. It is a very hands on student interactive program. Using a seasonal tree as main "home" for circle time with Max the dog and his forest friends and his human family. My overall impression of the curriculum at the moment is good. I like how it's set up and organized. With three k3 classes and three K4 classes (we usually have four K4 but had to cut one class due to lack of numbers of enrollment) I believe this will help keep all classes on the same page. Plus with past years of creating our own thematic curriculum a lot of basic skills have been neglected. Our curriculum also includes daily bible lessons.
This is a photo of my sample display of the curriculum for parents to check out on Meet the Teacher night.
Since our Schools theme this school year is Bee Attitudes we decorated the school in bees. Each classroom signed up to be a certain color bee hive. Mine was green... my bee hive in my opinion looked more like a tree being invaded by a swarm of bees. Here is my decor and yellow cup that was turned into a treat holder for each of my new students.
Now for my room arrangement for the upcoming school year. I was able to add to some centers I was really hoping to, just wish my room size could grow with it.
Large Group meeting area
Computer/Listening center and student work display
another view of group time center with my new space carpet I picked up from Costco over the summer.
Cubbies with parent info board and art center
Art center, sensory table, and the back side of science center
expanded science center
Math and manipulative's center
Our fish tanks, starting the year with 9 fish and 1 aquatic frog
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