Domain                           Elements                        Classroom Focus          VELS
Approaches to learning
1.Play and Explore
3.Problem Solving
  1. Traditions
  2. Sports and activities  with families
  3. Clothing differs around the world
  4. Houses
  5. Money from different regions
  6. Photographs/ slide show of life in other countries
  7. Food
  8. Cooking with children
Build knowledge through play (e.g., blocks/math, dramatic play/literacy, water table/problem solving, outdoor play/science)
Social-Emotional Development
1.Emotion and Self Regulation
Conscious Discipline - mistakes are opportunities to learn
“ You can choose to ( desired action) and (positive consequence) OR you can choose to ( hurtful action) and ( negative consequence)
Emotions and Regulation/ adapt behavior to fit different expectations and situations
Growing, Moving, Being, being healthy
1.Motor Development and Coordination
2. Health and Safety Practices
Yoga with children
  • Yoga stretches
  • Yoga poses
  • Yoga stories
Coordinate moving arms and legs to complete a task
Language Development
1. Foundational Reading Skills
2. Reading 2a. Engagement with Literature and Informational Text (0-5)
2. Reading 2b. Engagement with Literature
2. Reading 2c. Reading Informational Text
Play  sound games and teach the following rhyme:
“ Around and Around we go.
Where we stop, nobody knows” - when the rhyme ends each child stops and picks up the closest item.

Objective 15( TS GOLDS) Demonstrate phonological awareness: c: notices and discriminates smaller units of sound
Phonological Awareness 3. Identify words as separate units in a sentence 4. Fill-in words in a familiar rhyme 5. Segment spoken compound words with modeling and assistance
Segment syllables in spoken words with modeling and assistance 5. Determine if two words rhyme 6. With modeling and assistance, segment onsets and rimes of single syllable spoken words
1. Foundational Reading Skills
2. Reading 2a. Engagement with Literature and Informational Text (0-5)
2. Reading 2b. Engagement with Literature
2. Reading 2c. Reading Informational Text
3. Writing
4. Dual Language Learners – Literacy in English
A hunting we will go game

Make continent booklets

Make letter booklets

Name primary colors

Name all family members

3. Write some letters with assistance and modeling ( younger)

4. Use “sound spelling” (use initial sound of word and other letters to represent sounds heard in the word) ( older)
Creative Arts and Expression
1.Visual Art
2. Music
3. Theater
4. Dance

Color Mixing with Mrs. K
Shapes and people with Mrs. K
Explore lines around us with Mrs. K
Clay with Mrs. Aucter

MUSIC: Songs:
1.Here is the bunny- making connections song
2. If you happy and you know it- different languages.
3 . Other family and culture themed songs for preschool
  • Listen to different music from around the world
Use pretend food from different regions during make believe play
Use real life tools- washing dishes and the laundry station

Learn steps to variety folk dances from around the world
Use art specific vocabulary (e.g., primary, secondary colors, horizontal/vertical lines, pattern, texture, collage, portrait)

Approach to Work (i.e., Visual Arts) 14. Demonstrate willingness to participate in art activities 15. Respond constructively as members of an audience/group 16. Participate in individual and group art activities

Younger preschooler: Identify real and make believe situations through dramatic play
Older preschooler:

Use dialogue, actions, and objects to tell a story or express thoughts and feelings of themselves or of a character
1.Number Sense, Quantity, and Counting
2. Number Relationships and Operations
3. Measurement, Classification and Data
4. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning

Counting craft sticks (1-20)
MAke Paper solids to build homes: cube and pyramid.
Explore circles and rectangles

1.Recite numbers to 10 ( younger preschoolers) and 20 ( older preschooler) is sequence

Use terms such as on top of, beside, in front, etc. to communicate ideas about the relative position of objects

Use position words such as behind, in, on accurately ( younger preschooler)

Combine (i.e., compose) and separate (i.e., decompose) shapes to make other shapes.
  1. Physical Science
  2. Life Science
  3. Earth and Space Science
Our planet is made of land, air and water
  • Explore the globe
  • Point to land and water
  • Use science cards
Investigate and identify solids and liquids
Social Studies
  1. Physical and Cultural Geography
  2. History
  3. Economics
We would like to provide opportunities to enrich cultural impressions of other lands and people.

Description of the Project:
Ages: 3-6, Grades: Preschool- Kindergarten
To provide children with multi-sensory impressions of the people, land, and cultures of other nations.
  1. Indirect: To build a base of information on which the older children can construct a more abstract and technical perspective of other nations. To develop a lasting interest in further study.
Younger preschoolers:
Describe own family traditions and cultural celebrations 4. Ask simple questions about others’ cultural traditions and celebrations
Older preschoolers:
Point out own physical and family characteristics and those of others 6. Respect physical and cultural differences of others


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