Toddler Classroom No. 12

Educational Specialist: Carolyn McLean


Associate Teachers: Angela Caviness, Dwylett Cook

Room 12 is an inclusive preschool classroom with 13 children and three staff members. Our children are ages two and three years old. Using the NC Foundations for early learning as a guide, our learning environment is full of educational, hands-on activities and play opportunities that foster growth and development. We also use Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum is designed to foster development of the whole child through teacher-led, small and large group activities centered around 11 interest areas (blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, sand and water, music and movement, cooking, computers, and outdoors).

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May’s classroom curriculum will focus on the ‘’Science of Nature’’. Whether we are walking in the park or just perusing a storybook, children can see the Science of Nature’’ anywhere they turn. With the bright colors and interesting shapes, flowers can provide an easy introduction to plant life for children. Not only will children enjoy activities relating to these colorful plants, but flowers can also be useful teaching tools. Once children understand flowers, we will move on to teaching them about the science of bugs and insects.
The children will learn how plants need to be nurtured and how to tend to a garden. They will learn the importance of water, sunlight, and soil for plant growth. They will develop:
  • Speaking skills by talking about what they have done or are doing.
  • Reading skills through picture books.
  • Art skills of plants, gardens, bugs and butterflies.
  • Math skills by sorting plants and non-plants, and counting number of plants, leaves, flowers, and flower petals.                           
Spring has sprung!! Though the weather’s temperature has been unpredictable lately we look forward to ‘’sunny daze’’ ahead. Please check your child’s book bag for appropriate clothing for these seasonal weather changes. Sandals, flip-flops and crocs can cause tripping and serious injury especially when worn outside. Please have your child wear tennis shoes or place a pair in book bag to wear outside. Thank you for helping us keep the children safe.
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