A Preschool Classroom at Work With the Learning Without Tears Curriculum

December 15, 2017

There are so many ways our students benefit from using the Learning Without Tears curriculum.

The three domains for instruction in the curriculum are Readiness and Writing, Language and Literacy, and Numbers and Math. Used together with the classroom theme at the time, the Touch Math curriculum which is also used predominately in the school, and other materials and activities that the teachers use to extend activities, the opportunities for learning are infinitely engaging.

The books and other supplies that were ordered earlier in the year with the help of grants and donations are used in each classroom. Here is Room 3 working with focus and inspiration in their My First School Books!

As you look at the pictures, you can see how the children learn to count as they draw straight lines. There are wood pieces, songs and direction-following activities.   

You can see them learning colors and shapes in functional, familiar things around them

At this time, they are working on curves and letters with curves. This week’s letter is Ss! Ms. Melissa  explains that the Learning Without Tears curriculum goes in order of how children learn to write – first straight lines then curves.

Further, as she extends the learning activities, her students enjoy color, cut and paste activities, as well as letter matching, letter identification, matching words to letters, and the upper/lower case of letters. She also gets them to work on such as passing materials to another students, giving a direction to the group, or following a direction from a peer.

Because of the generosity of many people who helped us on Giving Tuesday / NY Gives Day, http://crossroadcenter.org/give-learning/ we are in the process of ordering the other LWT supplies that we need!

Together with grants that came in during this time period we raised $3,225 towards the curriculum, and  should be able to purchase most of the items that we listed in our campaign this year.




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