We are currently using the Tools of the Mind curriculum for our pre-k students.
The curriculum values learning as active play. It develops cognitive skills such as:1.Self-regulation:You resist to act outeven when driven to do so2.Deliberate memory:Holding informationin your head while in processof completing task3.Focused attention:Being able to adjust from situationto another without problems
In addition, it develops academic skillsthat focuses on:1.Symbolic Thought2.Literacy3.Mathematical Understanding
Journeys Common Core reading/language arts program is designed to help students successfully meet the Common Core Standards. These standards are designed as benchmarks that guides instruction and includes the rigorous learning experiences students need to be successful in school and beyond. The Common Core focuses on skills that students need to move forward into higher education and the work force. Journeys supports the Common Core by emphasizing reading fluency, writing, speaking, listening and language. The program provides practice of these skills by using a variety of resources and activities suited to different types of learners.