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2 Kindergarten Enrollment in USA

3 Heather Koehler US certified in Early Childhood Education 3 rd year teaching in US and China

4 Currently teaching in EK class


6 Erin Mah MS in Elementary Education 2nd year teaching ESL in US and China 1year teaching Kindergarten experience



9 Starfall Website founded in 2002 Quickly became one of the most widely used online resources for teaching children to read 1,000,000 users by 2007 Full Kindergarten curriculum released in 2009 Rapid implementation by schools throughout the US and the world

10 Research Base for Starfall G. Reid Lyon National Institutes of Health Edward J. Kame'enui - University of Oregon Analysis of115,000 studies on how reading is best learned

11 This is, by far, the best program that I have used in my 19 years of teaching. The enthusiasm the children express proves Starfall is engaging and fun. The Starfall program gives every child the opportunity to be successful and confident! Patti Walker, Dunedin, Florida



14 Additional Teacher Resources

15 Starfall Library Sturdy Hardback Readers integrating Science, Geography, Literature, and Character lessons at reading level attainable by children in Starfall Kindergarten


17 The weekly assessments are an invaluable tool in determining the children's progress and providing a measure of which specific skills we should address. Tonia Holmes- Sutton, Las Vegas, NV

18 The Cumulative Review encompasses everything the children need to know in a simple and easy to understand skills checklist. (The Review) is supported by a vast list of suggested activities tailored to meet each child's needs! Nancy Holt, Tampa, FL

19 Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. A team of internationally known researchers and educators were funded to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in real world settings.

20 SPARK PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes, and SPARK was proven to work with both physical education specialists and classroom teachers. Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is one of the best physical education programs in the world.

21 Increased Academic Achievement Increased moderate to vigorous physical activity in students (to over 50% of class time) Increased Fitness achievement (as measured by the Fitnessgram test) Over 20 Sport skills developed (throw, catch, kick) Enjoyment of PE

22 SPARK was cited in the U.S. Surgeon General s Report as School-based solution to our nation s health care crisis. SPARK has been validated by the U.S. Department of Education and earned Exemplary Program status. SPARK has received the Governor s Commendation award for improving the health of California s youth. SPARK was identified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as a national model in their report School-Based Physical Education: An Action Guide. School-Based Physical Education: An Action Guide.

23 Resources


25 (Course Introduction) Integrated curriculum

26 (Chinese course) Etiquette virtue Pinyin Language expression, storytelling, and stories Chinese Characters Memory training Story performances Addition and subtraction Understanding of graphic time calendar Thinking of mathematical logic

27 (Chinese course) Etiquette the virtues courses include: basic interpersonal etiquette, table manners, self- service capabilities culture (neatly organize their own items, preliminary preparation of spare parts, tie their shoes, sorting clothes, pants, comb hair, etc.) People get along, and the relations of persons and things

28 (Chinese course) Art courses include: color sensitivity, color matching, training apparel with the aesthetic ability of self-modification. Extension of the clothing with a show from my creation. Paper cutting, painting, development of small muscle groups, to lay the foundation for writing.

29 (Chinese course) Scientific observation programs include: planting, breeding, service the ability to care Social practice more opportunities to go out once a month, stimulate students' curiosity through various visits, thereby laying the foundation's interest in learning the scientific and cultural knowledge.

30 (Members of the class teacher) 1 1 1

31 (Meals) 2 2 Provide two meals and 2 - snack a day. same recipes, provided by the kindergarten canteen.

32 Schedule

33 7:50-8:10 Arrival 7:50-8:20 Opening Time 8:20-8:50 Morning Circle 8:55-9:35 SPARK 9:35-9:50 Snack 7:45-9:50 Early Morning Schedule

34 9:50-11:40 Interdisciplinary Class Art Music Social Studies Science Cooking Math Starfall Reading and Writing

35 11:40-12:10 Lunch 12:10-12:15 Restroom Break 12:15-13:20 Corners 13:20-13:30 Clean up workspace 13:30-14:10 PE & free play 14:10-15:30 Chinese & Chinese Math 15:30-15:50 Break and Snack 15:50-16:00 Dismissal 11:40-16:00 Afternoon Schedule


37 Admission test

38 Listening test

39 English text

40 PE text


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