Curriculum Plan For Curriculum Planning

1621 WordsOct 26, 20157 Pages
Approach to curriculum planning In my classroom, I plan to use The Creative Curriculum. This curriculum aligns with my personal philosophy and values as a teacher by providing a child centered, hands on environment. The Creative Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language (Marquette University, 2015). The curriculum focuses on the teacher’s role in the classroom as well as the classroom layout. Some characteristics of a Creative Curriculum classroom include providing materials on low shelves, in containers so children can get them independently and put them away when they are finished, having picture and word labels on containers and shelves so children know where materials belong and learn to use print, having distinct interest areas such as blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, discovery, library, sand and water, music and movement, and computers with a variety of learning materials is in each area so children know what choices are available and can make decisions (Marquette University, 2015). Although the creative curriculum classroom is child-centered, the teachers have an important role in setting the classroom climate and creating the daily schedule. The classroom must be set up and ready when the children arrive for their first day. Each activity of the day should be presented clearly, with expected behaviors modeled by the teacher
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