students in persevering to understand complex text; [e]ngag[ing] all students in rigorous non-fiction reading; [and] [e]ngag[ing] all students to ‘sleuth read’—to reread and revisit [the] text for answers” (“Creating Common Core Comprehension Connections,” 2014, pgh. 3).
1. Where does your curriculum come from? Frog Street curriculum is also called Innovative Curriculum. It focuses on addressing the need for young learners to move and interact with their environment.
3. How do you adapt your curriculum to all learning styles? The curriculum is flexible for learners who are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. There are plenty of opportunities for children to see, hear, and explore their physical space.
4. What is your behavioral plan of action? If, after several attempts at unruly behavior—such as biting, which is common at the two-year-old level—a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) will be implemented, where a record is made of the time, date, and circumstances surrounding the negative behavior. With redirection and refocusing, it is hoped that the behavior can be corrected.
6. Do your students and parents know how to get around campus? Students need to be guided by teachers because the school can be confusing for two’s to navigate. Parents are very familiar with the setup of the school, however.
7. Do you feel like your curriculum is age and individualized appropriate? The curriculum is age appropriate and adapted to suit childrens’ individual needs. Daily sheets are provided for parents describing what their child(ren) has/have done throughout the day, recording what they ate at meals and when they used the potty or were changed.
8. What assessments do you use? Is your assessment appropriate for all students? Assessments are done twice a year, once in November and once in May, since this is a year-round daycare. The assessment is appropriate for all students in six sections of the 2-year-old class (A/B, C/D, and E/F). ...Show more