At ABR our curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Curriculum
Frameworks and The Creative Curriculum -Teaching Strategies. We offer pre-school children a firm
foundation for the future as the first step in a child's lifelong
learning process. The curriculum covers areas of Mathematics, Science,
English, Language Arts, History and Social Studies. We also focus on
Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Health and Safety, Music, Arts and Crafts
See the table below for a more detailed breakdown of our
curriculum or click on a topic for
a more detailed description of each topic.
||Science & History
|Reading & Literature
||Earth & Science
||Technology & Engineering
||Movement & Dance
||Arts & Crafts
ABR goes over vocabulary words, sings songs, plays games, everyday routine and rules, taking turns, listening skills, social skills such as, eye contact, tone, pitch, volume, share ideas, conversations, asking questions, planning, making choices, decisions and using correct language.
Reading and Literature
Printed material, listen to wide variety of age appropriate literature, develop familiarity with forms of alphabet letter awareness of print and letter forms uppercase and lowercase. Opposite and rhyming words.
Draw pictures to tell stories, use computer software as writing tools to produce enlarged print, hear what they have written, use mouse to draw,
trace or write our name, letters a-z and numbers 1-10. Using pencil grips and cutting.
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Listen to and say the names of numbers in meaningful contexts, use positional language and ordinal numbers (first and second) 1-1 counting.
Patterns & Relations
Describe the size, shape, color of material
Sort, categorize, or classify objects. Matching and sequencing.
Eat snacks cut in various shapes, sort blocks
Estimate how many steps it will take to cross the room, measure length, measure sand, measure height and coins.
Organize and draw conclusions from facts they have collected, construct simple graphs
Conduct simple investigations, determine sink or float, answer what if?, use microscope, memory skills and same or different.
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Science and History
Compare rocks, feel air, make blow pictures, wet sand
Outside look for birds, animals and plants. Classify flowers and plants.
Manipulate, observe, compare heavy vs. Light
Technology & Engineering
Feel and use variety of natural wood, cotton, fur, wool, play with ramps and vehicles in block area. Tools and magnifying glass
Discuss and identify the order of daily routines. Discuss what comes first, second, look at photographs or pictures of older things, identify cause and effect relate to a personal experience, predict outcome, create familiar things such as, buildings, stores
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Gross and fine motor skills play games or dance and ask children to identify and move various parts of the body, examine a model of skeleton, use thumb for small pegs draw pictures, play with manipulative toys, climbing, running, puzzles, draw human body
Listen to stories about germs and disease, talk about doctors appointments and illnesses, talk and demonstrate safety
Use large outdoor equipment such as ladder, slide, climb structure, push, pull, songs that contain sequence of body movement and use balls.
Sing songs, finger plays, sing-a-long, play instruments, listen and imitate sounds
Use dramatic play, costumes and pretend to be someone else. Create a character based on stories, make up dialogue such as how much is this?
We use different color paints, different brushes
for size, shape and color and mix colors.
Pre-school children got familiar with these concepts. Children learn through play as well as academic learning.
We learn the weather, months, seasons, numbers on calendar, date, month, days of week, alphabet, colors, shapes, opposites and rhyming words.
Theme related songs to express oneself.
Arts & Crafts
Theme related Art projects and use of fine motor skills. The
materials that we use are, scissors, glue, construction paper,
cotton balls, paint, foam paint, water colors, foam pieces, glitter,
confetti, tongue depressors, rhinestones and so much more.
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