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ABOUT OUR THEMATIC APPROACH

This thematic curriculum approach helps students learn, experience, and explore in all areas of academics plus music and fine and gross motor skills.  The DLC theme changes each year to open new horizons for students and expose them to different experiences and vocabulary.

 

ABOUT OUR THEME - “Tell The Story”

 

Our DLC theme is a literature-based one featuring a favorite American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder.  We will listen to her words as she “Tells The Story” of her life in her Little House Books that have been rewritten, illustrated, and adapted for children ages 2 to 8 years old.  Already, generations of adults and children have enjoyed the warm, wholesome, wonderful stories of Laura.  She will be our friend for the year and promote a love for books and reading.  This is an attitude and practice which we hope to instill in our students for the present and the future.  Laura’s stories inspire a curiosity about the past as well as relate conditions and situations with which our children can readily identify.  Because of this, the Little House Books are an excellent background to not only enrich our children’s lives now, but provide a backdrop to teach basic skills such as language, math, phonics, science, social studies, geography, art, music, drama, and social attributes.

 

As we emphasize literature, we will also include many other popular children’s authors who will “tell a story”.  One of our yearly favorites will be Eric Carle who might “tell the story” of The Very Quiet Cricket or Leo Lionni who could “tell the story” of a chameleon in A Color of His Own.  Margaret Wise Brown could “tell the story” of The Big Red Barn, and A.A. Milne will “tell the story” of Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods.  Along with the more contemporary stories, we will be introducing some old classics.

 

We are excited about our year with Laura, her family, and friends.  As we all become her pal, we will be playing, working, learning, growing, and creating projects while trying to develop the God-given potential that lies within us.  We will have fun as we learn and grow and become “who we really are”.  Welcome to a “great” year ahead!