Welcome to Early Childhood Education

My name is Patricia Cullip and this is my first year teaching Early Childhood Education in Issaquah. I previously taught in Bethel SD as an ECE teacher. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University and received my Master's from Concordia Lutheran University. I'm super excited to work with Discovery's youngest Eagles! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Monthly Newsletters are sent home at the beginning of each month. You can also locate them in the tab above.

Upcoming Events

Parent Teacher Conferences ~ December 5 - 7 ~ NO SCHOOL

Winter Break ~ December 19 - January 1 ~ NO SCHOOL

Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ January 21st ~ NO SCHOOL

Teacher Work Day ~ January 28th ~ NO SCHOOL

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Listed Below is the Goals and Standards we are working on in the classroom by month!

Month: September

Sample themes:  Back to School; All About Me; Apples

Developmental Area

Skills Targeted

Social

SOC: AG1: 1.4-5: Initiate and Respond to Greetings

SOC: AG3: 3.3: Claims and Defends Possessions

SOC: CG2: 2.2: Follows established rules

SOC: DG3: 3.6: States name and age

Adaptive

ADAPT: CG1: 1.1-1.3:  Unfasten fasteners on garments

DEL Identify their personal items and put them where they belong (backpack, coat, snack)

DEL Remain with group when traveling

Understanding safety rule of “STOP”

Math

ULS: Begin to associate number concepts and numerals in meaningful ways.

COG: BG1: 1.3: Groups objects on the basis of physical attribute

DEL: Rote count to 5

COG: AG1: 1.1-1.2 Demonstrates understanding of color, shape concepts

Literacy

SSA: Handle books appropriately

SSA: Attends to illustrations in books

SSA: Beginning to recognize personally meaningful and highly familiar words in print (own name)

SSA: Consistently match an object or picture to an associated sound (animal to sound)

SSA: Can consistently identify familiar objects and the sounds they make (environmental sounds)

SSA: Beginning to recognize familiar pictures and objects

Concept Vocabulary

Identify Body parts: Head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, nose

Use social words: please, thank you, hi, bye

COG: AG2: 2.1: Demonstrates understanding of qualitative concepts (quiet, loud)

COG: AG3-3.2: Demonstrates understanding of different temporal relations concepts (first, then)

Fine Motor

Writing/Cutting

ULS: Explore various writing tools (pencils, markers, crayons, paint brushes, chalk, etc.)

Copy simple strokes on a variety of surfaces (horizontal, vertical)

Scissor placement/holding paper

Tear, fold, glue paper

Grasp: Pinch/flip-working toward tripod grasp

FM: BG1: 1.1: Uses 3 finger grasp to hold writing instrument

Gross Motor

Stop & start in response to a visual or auditory signal

GM: AG1: 1.1: Runs avoiding obstacles/move through space avoiding obstacles

Move from a high activity level to a quiet focused state

GM: AG2: 2.4: Throws ball

 

 

Month: October

Sample themes: Fall; Monsters/Spiders; Pumpkins

Developmental Area

Skills Targeted

Social

SOC: AG1: 1.3 Taking turns with others

SOC: AG1: 1.2: Establishes and maintains proximity to others

SOC: AG2: 2.2: Maintains cooperative participation with others

SOC: DG2: 2.1 &2: Identify emotions of self and others

SOC: DG1: 1.2: Selects activities and/or objects

Adaptive

SOC: BG1.1 and 1.2: Responds to request to begin and finish activity

COG: BG2 & 3: Watches, listens and participates during small and large group activities

ADAPT: CG1: Meets physical needs in socially appropriate ways

Math

COG: AG1-1.3: Demonstrates understanding of size concepts

COG: BG1-1.3: Groups objects on the basis of physical attribute

COG: GG2-2.2: Discriminates printed numerals (vs. letters)

Literacy

SSA: Listens to and enjoys stories read 1:1 and in  small group

SSA: Aware of print on a page as well as pictures

SSA: Beginning to recognize and name a few alphabet letters

SSA: When prompted beginning to participate in shared reading experiences

SSA: Turns pages in a book (may need prompting to turn from front to back)

SSA: Randomly selects a book

Concept Vocabulary

Body parts: Neck, elbows, hips, feet, thighs, seats, lips, teeth

Social words: excuse me, good morning, hello, goodbye

COG: AG2: 2.1: Demonstrates understanding of qualitative concepts (clean, dirty)

COG: AG2: 2.2: Demonstrates understanding of quantitative concepts (all, none)

Fine Motor

Writing/Cutting

Snip paper using scissors

FM: BG2-2.2: Copy (trace) simple shapes (circle, lines, squares, X, +)

FM: AG1: Uses two hands to manipulate objects, each hand performing different movements (stringing large beads, lacing)

FM: AG2: 2.3: Copies simple written shapes after demonstration (circles, lines, +, Scribbles)

COG: AG2: 2.2: Demonstrates understanding of quantitative concepts (first, then)

Gross Motor

Maintain balance while walking on a straight line

Situate oneself within a space with defined visual or physical boundaries, including sit to stand.

GM: BG2-2.3: Kicks ball

GM: BG1-1.3: Balances on one foot

 

Month: November

Sample themes: Turkeys; Food; Gratitude

 

Developmental Area

Skills Targeted

 

Social

SOC: AG3-3.2: Uses simple strategies to resolve conflicts

SC: AG1-1.5-1.7: Uses words, phrases, or sentences to inform, obtain information, and make requests of others

SC: AG3-3.2: Uses socially appropriate physical orientation in conversation

DEL: React to peers feelings (empathy)

COG: FG1-1.3: Uses imaginary props

SOC: DG1-1.1: Initiates preferred activities

 

Adaptive

DEL: Notice where things belong and help put them away

COG: CG1-1.1: Follow directions of 2 related steps that are routinely given

DEL: Waits for a turn – during small and large group activities

ADAPT: AG1: Eats a variety of foods using utensils

 

Math

COG: DG1-1.2: Recalls events immediately after they occur

COG: BG1-1.2: Groups objects on the basis of function

COG: AG2-2.2: Demonstrate and understanding of quantity terms (all, none, more, less, empty, full)

COG: GG2-2.1: Labels printed numerals up to 5

COG: GG1-1.2 Counts three objects

 

Literacy

COG: HG3-3.1: Identifies beginning letter names of familiar words

DEL: Show awareness of separate syllables in words by tapping or clapping for each syllable

SSA: Intentionally selects a book or other literacy item from choices by verbal or nonverbal means

SSA: Knows that pages are turned in the correct sequences from front to back

SSA: Becoming aware of environmental print in class

 

Concept Vocabulary

Body parts: ankle, arm, cheek, chest, hair

Social words: No thank you, yes please, you’re welcome,

COG: AG2: 2.1: Demonstrates understanding of qualitative concepts (slow, fast)

COG: AG2: 2.2: Demonstrates understanding of quantitative concepts (full, empty)

 

Fine Motor

Writing/Cutting

Snip 4 consecutive snips across a paper

FM: AG2.2: Snips paper along a ¼” thick line

FM: G3-3.3: Copies 3 letters/Copy and trace letters in name

FM: BG2.2: Copy simple shapes (plus sign, diagonal line)

DEL: Grasp/hand strengthening (Opens and closes containers. lacing)

 

Gross Motor

Maintain balance while standing on 1 foot

DEL: Use a variety of ways to move (marching, running, hopping…)

GM: BG3.1: Hops

 

Month: December

Sample themes: Bedtime; Gingerbread Men; Nursery Rhymes

Developmental Area

Skills Targeted

 

Social

SOC: AG2- 2.1: Joins others in cooperative activity

SOC: CG2-2.2: Follows established rules at home and in classroom

SC:: AG2-2.6: Responds to others’ topic initiations

SC:: AG3-3.1: Varies voice to impart meaning

DEL: Family and Culture: Remember/identify people who are important in their lives (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.)

 

Adaptive

SOC: DG1-1.1: Communicates personal likes and dislikes

ADAPT: BG2-2.5: Wash and groom self (follow the steps of handwashing and face washing)

ADAPT: CG2-2.1,2.2: Pulling up pants and putting on front opening garments

ADAPT: AG1-1.5: Eats a variety of foods using utensils

 

Math

COG: DG1-1.2: Recalls events immediately after they occur

COG: BG1-1.2: Groups objects on the basis of function

COG: AG2-2.2: Demonstrate and understanding of quantity terms (all, none, more, less, empty, full)

COG: GG2-2.1: Labels printed numerals up to 5

COG: GG1-1.2 Counts three objects

 

Literacy

SSA: Tap/clap out/count the number of words in a short sentence, song or rhyme

SSA: Beginning to interact with others during reading by taking a turn or choosing a book

SSA: Participates in response to a literacy partner

ULS: Use pictures to describe information in books

 

Concept Vocabulary

COG: AG2: 2.1: Demonstrates understanding of qualitative concepts (soft hard)

COG: AG2: 2.2: Demonstrates understanding of quantitative concepts (some, lots) COG: AG3: 3.1: Demonstrates understanding of spatial concepts (front, back)

 

Fine Motor

Writing/Cutting

Draw a face/person (MATman)/representational figure

DEL: Work with puzzles up to 10 pieces

FM: AG2-2.2: Cut paper in two (cutting across a 6” line

FM: G2-2.2 Copies complex shapes

FM: G2-2.1 Cut out shapes with straight lines

ADAPT: CG1-1.1-1.3: Unfasten and fasten

DEL: Use zippers, buttons and snaps

 

Gross Motor

DEL: Use a variety of ways to move (marching, running, hopping…)

Throw & kick an object in a defined direction/at a target

Catch an object such as a bean bag or large/soft ball with a partner (1-2’)

Hop on 2 feet/hop on 1 foot with/support

 

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