Each day in the UPK 3 classroom we are very busy exploring, creating, and learning. Our days consist of implementing a few different programs such as Creative Curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears and Second Step.
Creative Curriculum is our teaching curriculum which is new to the district this year. It is a complete, research-based curriculum that features both making discoveries and exploring as a way of learning. This enables your child to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. The program is designed to help educators at all levels of experience plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for your child while including diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT) is our early writing curriculum that uses multisensory strategies, unique letter order, and cross curricular connections to teach children how to write.
Second Step is a program that we use throughout the week along with our other programs. It focuses on students social emotional and academic success using puppets, real life pictures and situations and engaging songs. Our rules of the classroom are stemmed from this program.