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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Teaching Guides

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Teaching Guides
The Pets Study Item #: 76474 Price: $99.00  
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The Roads Study Item #: 76498 Price: $99.00  
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The Bread Study Item #: 76481 Price: $99.00  
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The Music Making Study Item #: 75675 Price: $99.00  
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The Boxes Study Item #: 75668 Price: $99.00  
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The Exercise Study Item #: 75651 Price: $149.00  
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Spanish Book Packs
The Pets Study (Spanish) Item #: 76511 Price: $49.00  
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The Roads Study (Spanish) Item #: 76535 Price: $49.00  
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The Bread Study (Spanish) Item #: 76528 Price: $49.00  
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The Music Making Study (Spanish) Item #: 75958 Price: $49.00  
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The Boxes Study (Spanish) Item #: 75941 Price: $49.00  
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The Exercise Study (Spanish) Item #: 75934 Price: $99.00  
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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool Teaching Guides

Note: Implementing these Teaching Guides requires resources from The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool. Don’t have it? Purchase now.

Now, educators have even more choice for implementing engaging, hands-on studies that are relevant to children’s daily lives. Our six studies, Exercise, Music Making, Boxes, Bread, Pets, and Roads, offer comprehensive daily plans that support teachers as they help every child explore, investigate, learn, and succeed with The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool.

Each study guides teachers through the process of conducting 6-week long investigations with children, offering the same detailed guidance found in the other Teaching Guides. Including Book Discussion Cards and children’s books and referencing existing curriculum Daily Resources, our Teaching Guides ensure that teachers can individualize instruction, provide meaningful learning experiences, address essential objectives for development and learning, and successfully involve families.

To support Spanish-speaking children, a “Spanish Book Pack” for each Teaching Guide is available for purchase, offering Book Discussion Cards and related children’s books in Spanish.

The Teaching Guide featuring the Bread Study:

  • includes 3 Book Discussion Cards and 3 related children’s books
  • explores research questions such as “How is bread made?” and “Who works with bread?”
  • builds upon children’s innate curiosity around meals and food
  • presents cognitive and physical development opportunities as children experiment with recipes and make bread

The Teaching Guide featuring the Pets Study:

  • includes 3 Book Discussion Cards and 3 related children’s books
  • explores research questions such as “How do we care for pets?” and “How do pets make us feel?”
  • builds on children’s natural interest in watching animals and imitating animals’ movements, sounds, and expressions
  • presents social-emotional development opportunities, helping children with understand the importance of taking care of pets, showing affections, being sensitive to others’ needs, and developing lasting friendships

The Teaching Guide featuring the Roads Study:

  • includes 3 Book Discussion Cards and 3 related children’s books
  • explores research questions such as “How do roads help people in their everyday lives?” and “How do we stay safe on the road?”
  • builds upon features and vocabulary related to roads, such as light poles, reflector bumps, overpasses, bridges, and other features that captivate children’s interest
  • provides community extensions, engaging children with people and ideas that help foster children’s innate curiosity around roads and transportation
  • offers rich opportunities to support cognitive development through gathering data and understanding the relationship between transportation and people

The Teaching Guide featuring the Music Making Study:

  • includes 3 Book Discussion Cards and 3 related children’s books
  • explores research questions such as “What instruments can we play by hitting, tapping, or shaking them?” and “How can we make music with our voices?”
  • builds upon children’s natural interest in music, helping them understand how music is made, learn new ways to generate sound, and perform and experiment with musical instruments
  • offers particularly rich cultural and community extensions, allowing family involvement and participation to influence the direction of the study
  • provides vocabulary development opportunities as children are introduced to brand-new, music-related words and concepts

The Teaching Guide featuring the Boxes Study:

  • includes 3 Book Discussion Cards and 3 related children’s books
  • explores research questions such as “What can we do with boxes?” and “Which jobs use boxes?”
  • builds on a topic of great fascination for young children, who build boxes into special play places, spaceships, castles and caves
  • features a wealth of rich opportunities for teaching math, including comparing and measuring and exploring concepts of geometry
  • presents cognitive development opportunities as children invent and imagine, problem solve, and learn about new ways to use boxes

The Teaching Guide featuring the Exercise Study:

  • includes 3 Book Discussion Cards and 11 related children’s books
  • explores research questions such as “How do our bodies work when we exercise?” “What do our bodies need in order to move?”
  • combines young children’s propensity for near-constant motion with their innate curiosity about how things work
  • builds on children’s natural desire to move and be active
  • helps children develop and understanding of the mechanics of movement and the relationship between exercise and nutrition, healthy bones, and strong muscles

Download a list of all the books included with each Teaching Guide. (PDF)

To learn more about purchasing sets of the Teaching Guides at a special, discounted price, contact your regional sales representative.

For more information about the complete The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, visit our The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool page or call 1.800.637.3652, Option 6.

Authors
 

Clarissa Martinez

Clarissa G Martínez is a Content Development Associate at Teaching Strategies, where she creates materials and professional development to support teachers, coaches and administrators. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Clarissa worked as an administrator and trainer at a Migrant/Seasonal Head Start program, and was a bilingual/English as a Second Language teacher in Texas. She recently co-authored Coaching to Fidelity, Preschool Edition, and is a frequent presenter at early childhood workshops and conferences.

Heather Baker

Heather Baker, MLS, has cared for infants and toddlers, and worked with preschool-aged children doing project-based investigations. As a Teaching Strategies consultant and staff member, Heather has co-authored publications, such as Come Cook With Me and the Get Fit! Kit, and also helped develop The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Teaching Strategies GOLD® online, and numerous professional development sessions.

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held roles as Teaching Strategies’ Vice President of Curriculum and Assessment, Chief Product Officer and Chief Academic Officer, during which time she co-authored many of Teaching Strategies’ most impactful solutions, including the GOLD® assessment system, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, and The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten (in press).