MyTeaching Philosophyis based on the principal of ensuring early childhood literacy. Ensuring early childhood literacy incorporates foundational skills organized into three subject areas: reading and writing, math and computer science. The foundational skills anchor classroom assessments, and planning for instruction and instructional strategies. Foundational skills guide my practice, design, and reflection as an educator. Student mastery of foundational skills is the touchstone of my development and innovation as an educator with the ultimate goal of ensuring early childhood literacy.
Foundational Reading and Writing Skills:
Ability to identify all letters of the alphabet.
Ability to produce the sound of each letter of the alphabet.
Ability to read and find all 100 Fry's sight-words in a text.
Ability to apply reading comprehension skills including setting, main idea, main character, compare and contrast, and sequence, when reading or listening to a text.
Foundational Math Skills:
Ability to count 1 - 100 fluently by 1s and 10s.
Ability to add and subtract numbers 1 - 20.
Ability to identify two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.
Foundational Computer Skills:
Ability to use technology to access and benefit from learning resources.
Ability to manipulate and capture reality with personal touch.
Ability to apply a standard algorithm when navigating different situations.
Ability to use the binary alphabet to write and communicate with others.