I believe in educating the whole-child through brain-based learning techniques. I plan to use THE MINDUP CURRICULUM, which is nationally recognized and one of the leading programs accredited by CASEL for teaching social and emotional awareness. I'm also excited about a program called ALPHABET YOGA. Both programs help students to develop self-regulation, mindfulness, creativity, motivation, calmness, positiveness, mental clarity, memory, and many more skills that are needed BEFORE students are ready to learn " the 3 R's: READING, 'RITING, AND 'RITHMETIC"!
For my pre-k students, I will focus on reading prerequisite skills such as PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS, NUMERACY, PREWRITING SKILLS, LETTER & NUMBER RECOGNITION, and PHONEMES (letter sounds). The younger students will learn right along with the older ones, too, at a more developmentally appropriate level for them.
Ms. Julie R. McCrary