Sept 2018 - Aug 2019 Preschool Curriculum Kit Contents
Our Fireflies® preschool curriculum kits are full of engaging activities and educational enrichment for children aged 3 to 5 years old. See a description of each item below.
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Start your day with the opportunity to foster a kind, caring environment where every child feels welcome and secure. Display the calendar base where children can easily see it when they gather for this daily routine. Laminated, 18" X 12".
Shape,Color,and Number Display
Children will dig into learning with our new Construction Zone theme! Larger Display Pieces will help you "build" a colorful and exciting learning zone. Refer to the display not only during your daily circle time, but anytime children need a quick reference for colors, shapes, or numbers. Laminated, 18" X 24".
Shape/Color/Number Display Pieces
All of the shape, color, and number pieces will be included in your Starter Pack with your first order. Large pieces emphasize different colors, shapes, and numbers each month. New larger one-color Shapes will help distinguish between the color and shape concepts taught each month. You can refer to the display during the Daily Basics portion of the day and at other times when children are exploring and engaging in activities. Easy punch-out pieces.
This display is designed to help children build observation skills with the world around them. Children describe the day's weather and recognize weather patterns each week. Laminated, 12" x 18". Includes two large arrow clips, 4 seasonal pieces, and 30 daily weather pieces.
NEW! Concept Cube with Activity Cards
Blue 4" cube with clear plastic pockets with Color and Number cards included in the Starter Pack. Additional cards sent monthly are utilized with activities featured in the guide.
NEW! Spanish Cards
Now included in the Starter Pack! 19 Spanish cards to introduce colors and shapes in a second language. Use with the monthly Word Wall pieces.
NEW! Alphabet Displays
Now included in the Starter Pack! 26 punch-out Alphabet Displays to introduce the alphabet. Includes American Sign Language and multi-cultural photos.
Word Wall Heading and Helper Cards
Word Wall Heading to use with Spanish Cards and monthly Word Wall pieces. Use Helper Cards for transitions, special tasks, and more.
NEW! Getting Started Guide
A quick start guide to help you prepare your classroom and learn a bit more about the fundamentals of our curriculum programs. Includes tips on parent engagement, assessment, observation, classroom set up, behavior management, and more!
Early Learning and Development Continuum
Continuum is now separated by age group. Three to Five continuum is included in the Starter Pack. Our Continuum is integrated throughout the Curriculum Guide, Lesson Plans, and all activities. Every activity is marked with Domain, Sub-domain, Indicators, and aligned to your state standards. Plus, we have activities marked for observation and provide tips to help you document evidence. 18" x 24" poster.
EXPANDED! Preschool Curriculum Guide
The Fireflies® Curriculum Guide is now full color, with 3 pages of activities per day, observation and assessment guidance, and space for note-taking. Daily lesson format makes this guide easy to use and sequences learning so new skills build on previous knowledge. Each daily activity integrates learning across various domains, and indicators from our Early Learning Continuum are listed with each activity. Suggestions are included for ways to individualize activities to meet differing ages, interests, and abilities. Center activities are separated for each theme.
NEW! 1 Set of Concept Cube Activity Cards
6 Activity Cards each month to use with the Concept Cube from the Starter Pack. Activities in every Curriculum Guide.
NEW! 22 Music and Movement Cards
Theme-related song or rhyme and movement cards each month. Sturdy cards for you to use on-the-go! Collect, save, and reuse!
NEW! 4 Sequencing Cards
Sequencing is the ability to observe, recall, and order events in everyday life and an important life skill for children. Includes concepts such as washing hands, brushing teeth, etc. Collect, save, and reuse!
2-3 Counting Cards
Use these bilingual cards to promote counting, numeral recognition, and number concepts. These colorful cards will help make math engaging and fun! Collect, save, and reuse!
Watch your library grow as you receive a new book every month! Use these age-appropriate, theme-related books to promote early literacy through shared reading and independent exploration.
Calendar Heading and Pieces
These monthly and daily pieces are designed to teach children how a calendar works and how to track the passage of time. The calendar days also offer a great patterning activity!
12 Word Cards
Knowledge of the alphabet is strongly associated with success in learning to read. Use these cards to help children with letter recognition and phonological awareness. The word cards help children learn new words and sounds, and become more confident speakers. Punch-out pieces, 4 cards per letter.
Our monthly Character Card features a real life photo depicting a positive character trait that children can aspire to! Post on your wall to remind children of the character trait throughout the month.
Math Game Board and Pieces
Build foundational math skills while encouraging problem-solving, cooperation, and social skills. The lesson plans include suggestions for using the games, but children may think of other ideas, too! Laminated, 12" x 18" game board and punch-out pieces.
NEW! Interactive Nursery Rhyme
Nursery Rhyme now includes a board with cut-out pieces to encourage interactive play.
4 Learning Center Materials
Rotating materials in learning centers keeps the childrens’ interest high. These materials relate to the monthly themes and help children develop a variety of skills across various learning domains.
4 Word Wall Cards
Word wall words help familiarize children with words that are mentioned frequently throughout a theme. When children see the word next to the picture, they begin to associate the word with the represented object.
Fine Arts Display
Introducing fine art enhances children’s understanding and appreciation of creative art expression and the vast world we live in. Fine Arts Display highlights one art technique per month.
Monthly Children's Pack
Communicating with families invites them to engage with their children's learning. These colorful notes provide valuable information to families, and builds bridges between home and school. One per child.
Choice Between Personal Journal OR Practice Pages
This children's resource is used to practice what the children have been learning during the month. They provide hands-on activities and provide printing practice for letters and numbers, focusing on monthly concepts as well as serve as a communication tool with families. The Journals are bound 16-page booklets with perforated pages. They are for older children ages 4-5 with additional theme-related pages for enhancing critical thinking skills. The Practice Pages are loose sheets (9 per child) and are for the younger children in your group ages 3-4 with more basic coloring and tracing.
16 Creative Art or Prop Activities with supplies for each Child
Children and parents alike love these engaging projects. Help children develop fine motor skills, express creativity, problem-solve, and explore. Some days, preschool children create puppets or props they can incorporate into dramatic play. On other days, they may create gifts they can proudly give, or artwork to display in your setting or at home. Supplies are included for each child.
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