Mother Goose Christian School Curriculum
Programs of Activities
LANGUAGE ARTS/COMMUNICATION – The whole language approach is integrated into our curriculum. Children are exposed to print and language that is integrated into each activity center. The teaching of words with the phonetic approach is basic for “success teaching” method.
SCIENCE – Open-minded questions by the trained teacher help the children learn how to question… how to be thinkers. Hands-on activities include using simple machines, sensory table play, plant and animal life. Nutrition awareness and weekly cooking activities are offered.
MATH – Activities include concepts of introductory geometry, serration, classification, sets, number, quantity, length, weight, use of simple graphs, simple addition/subtraction (more/less), and money.
SOCIAL STUDIES – Learning about the “world around us” is the focus of this curriculum area. Field trips and studies of occupations are included.
MUSIC – Exposure to and involvement with simple rhythm instruments is part of our music program. Rhythms are also “practiced” by the learning of songs and finger plays.
ART – Exploratory sensory activities help the child experience a variety of media. Creating collages and mobiles are offered. Paints, chalk, pencils, paper, markers, glue, paste, and play dough are all available in a “free choice” activity center for children to use.
LARGE MOTOR – Movement activities including free dance, parachute handling, climbing, crawling, running, and balancing are just a small part of the large motor program. The large muscle room is available daily.
SMALL MOTOR – From the handling of simple tools to complete pegboards, children are continually offered opportunities to develop their smaller muscles, an important prerequisite for writing.
FIELD TRIPS – Occasional trips are taken by the two oldest groups to nearby places such as the Art Museum, the Zoo, the Museum of Natural History and periodic walks in the park. Field trip fees are occasionally requested.
VISITORS – Classroom visitors might describe a career of hobby. They could include zoo representatives with animals or parents describing hobbies/careers.
DRAMATIC PLAY – From “playing house” to being a cashier in a pretend grocery store to repairing cardboard automobiles in a child-sized garage, the children are able to practice roles of productive adults.