Running head: Teaching through the Use of Creative Curriculum Julie Marie Szewc AC1605577 E01: Careers in Early Childhood Education Assignment #8 February 7, 2018
2 Teaching through the Use of Creative Curriculum Every concept you teach requires you to meet the needs of all students in your classroom. It is important to create lessons that are both age-appropriate and engaging. In this paper, I will develop lessons with clear objectives and adaptations based on Jean Piaget’s High Scope Curriculum. I will also touch on the emotions of children in my 2 nd grade classroom as well as strategies I may use to help them work through these emotions. Lastly, I will share my ethics and personal views of right and wrong in terms of teaching. Part A The Creative Curriculum peaked my interest. For this reason, I decided to create an activity based around it when creating a learning opportunity for a 5 year old child in my Kindergarten class. Objectives: 1.) The student will be able to identify ways to reuse materials. 2.) The student will be able to sort materials into trash or recyclable categories. 3.) The student will be able to act out or demonstrate one way a cardboard tube might be reused. 4.) The student will reuse materials to create art. Learning Opportunities: We will begin by reading The Cleanup Surprise and identify the problem in the story. The children will then identify how the characters solved the problem. I will display disposable plastic water bottles an, paper plates, plastic utensils, and four sheets of paper that only have been used on one side. I will encourage children to explore and describe the items and explain that we throw them out after only using them one time, which creates an excessive amount of trash. I will then distribute reusable plastic or aluminum water bottles, real plates, and real eating utensils. I’ll encourage children to explore and describe these items and point out in what
3 Teaching through the Use of Creative Curriculum ways they are reusable. We will discuss how reusing these items helps reduce the amount of trash in a community. I will show them sheets of paper that have been used on both sides and prompt a discussion how using both sides can help eliminate trash in our classroom, save trees, and help the environment. I will then pass around a cardboard tube and invite children to act out or demonstrate one way that it can be reused.
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