In Big Day for PreK, each day is organized around three Big Experiences—Whole-Group, Circle Time, and Story Time lessons—that provide an anchor for conversation, play, and learning. Carefully selected activities ground the entire class in a common Big Experience.
Big Experiences provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills. Big Day for PreK provides intentional instruction in all learning domains:
- Social-Emotional Development
- Oral Language and Vocabulary
- Emergent Reading
- Emergent Writing
- Social Studies
- Fine Arts
- Physical Development
Daily small-group instruction provides multiple opportunities for children to be actively involved in learning, developing skills with teacher modeling, guidance, immediate feedback, and support. Small Group lessons focus on the most predictive skills: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, and mathematics.
Each theme offers weekly activities for learning centers that extend the content from the Big Experiences. In Big Day for PreK, all Learning Centers are intentional, purposeful, and fun! Suggestions for materials, writing connections, and conversation support are provided for each center.