This outline contains 9 themed units, with 8 lessons per unit. This is designed to last approximately 9 months, and is suggested to run the same time as the public schools run. This curriculum is unique in that each unit has a “treasure” focus that is a set of values or skills that will help the children work well in a school setting, and to be happy.
Unit 1 has a theme of “Animal Life”. Here is it’s summary, including the “treasures” reinforced in italics:
“Unique and Content”. These two treasures are so very important for a child just starting a new school group. They need to understand that they are unique, and to be okay with that. Animals are a wonderful way to show how special it is to be unique. Each week has a fresh focus: animals in the ocean, animals on land, bugs and birds, and even dinosaurs! It’s a great way to introduce the year, as animals are a favorite of most children; which will help them feel comfortable and excited to be there.
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