ERIC Number: ED263978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergarten Curriculum and Welcome to Kindergarten: A Handbook for Children and Their Parents.
Bellingham Public Schools, WA.
Designed with the new teacher in mind, this kindergarten curriculum guide begins Part I with a statement of beliefs and goals guiding educational practice and lists needs and characteristics of kindergarten children. Part II focuses on preparing for the school year and offers information to help teachers become oriented to unfamiliar school buildings; conduct inventory of classroom equipment and materials; manage the classroom environment; organize the classroom and schedule the school day; prepare for opening day; conduct orientation experiences for kindergarten children; and further communication between home and school. Part III concerns instruction. Strategies for instruction and the importance of play are discussed prior to descriptions of kindergarten curriculum areas. Focus of instruction, learning objectives for students, and appropriate activities are provided for seven areas of instruction: language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, music, and physical education. Concluding materials concern the organization and implementation of instruction. Described are learning centers and the theme approach to presenting units of study. A model theme which can be adapted for classroom use and serve as a format for developing other themes is offered. The Bellingham Public Schools' handbook welcoming children and their parents to kindergarten is included. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bellingham Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington