Monday, July 30, 2012

Creative Curriculum

This year, I will be using the Creative Curriculum in my classroom.  I have done a lot of research on the materials and have come across a few useful tools for other teachers who are starting to use it. 

The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood is a great blog to start to follow if you are going to be implementing it into your own classroom.  It has great descriptions of why the curriculum is being used, and it also has creative activities to support the curriculum.

This link includes a Creative Curriculum Schedule.  It breaks down a day with the students and gives clear goals of what should occur at those times. 

The article How to Use Creative Curriculum has fun and useful ideas for incorporating the curriculum into your classroom.  For example, it stresses bringing music into the classroom.

This is also a good video showing how to make use of all the time, including those pesky transitions.