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WONDERS OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOL

By: Dr. Felicidad N. Remo and Avelina S. Espelita


Level 1 – for Nursery Pupils/Before Entering Kinder

Level 2 – for Kindergarten Pupils

Level 3 – for Kindergarten 2/Prep Pupils

The Preschool Curriculum Web prepared by the Curriculum Development Division, Bureau of Elementary Education, DepEd is the basis in preparing this book.

Different approaches to Science Teaching such as the Thematic Approach, Process, Inquiry and Integrated Approaches are used to develop the lessons in this book. These book can be possibly implemented during the teaching-learning process to achieve meaningful and functional learning among the preschoolers.

In Level-1, most of the concepts in the themes and topics to be taken up are presented in illustrated forms to arouse the desire of the young learners to observe, see, inquire, discover and find facts within their experiences.

In Levels-2 and 3, concepts and information are grouped into units of lessons. Lessons in Science are integrated with Health, Mathematics, Language, Reading, Music, Culture, Values and P.E. to enrich the pupil's experiences and at the same time make learning meaningful, interesting and enjoyable to them.

The concepts are presented in varied situations in the form of illustrations, rhymes, games action songs, and short selections to arouse the desire of the young learners to listen, observe, inquire, read, discover, find facts and be able to participate actively in the recitation and class interaction.

Practice Exercises, Seatworks and Home-based activities are included to be used to assess individual pupil's progress, to reinforce skills, enrich experiences and to evaluate changes in attitudes and behavior.

A Teacher's Guide for each level of the Worktext is available at St. Matthew's Publishing.

In this book- WONDERS of INTEGRATED SCIENCE, the lessons are grouped into different themes.

Example: Theme 1 is about Oneself.

In Level 1 The child who will use this book is taught how to identify oneself by telling his name/identifying oneself as a boy /girl.

In Level 2 The situation is presented in the form of a dialogue of a boy and a girl introducing oneself to each other.

In Level 3 The situation is presented as a classroom activity with the whole class participating in the lesson-identifying boys/girls in the class.

Theme 2 is about My Family and Others

In Level 1, the first lesson is presented with the family members working together at home.

In Level 2, the different parts of the room is shown for the pupils to see if the parts of the house shown in the picture is a safe place for the family to stay in.

In Level 3, the house and the surrounding are shown to see if the family that lives there can have clean, fresh air.

Please take note that although the themes and the lessons deal with the same topics, they are presented in different situations the vocabularies are enriched and the learners are challenged to give more informations about the concepts.

The same considerations were taken in all the other themes that are included in Levels 1, 2, and 3.


PAGPAPAHALAGANG MORAL PARA SA PRESCHOOL

By: Dr. Felicidad N. Remo and Avelina S. Espelita

Isa itong Worktext ukol sa mga mag-aaral sa Preschool. Aklat ito na magagamit sa paglinang ng mga kanais-nais na ugali at gawi ng mga mag-aaral sa Kindergarten.

Sa paghahanda ng mga aralin at gawaing nakapaloob sa aklat na ito ay isinaalang-alang ang mga karanasan at sitwasyong may kaugnayan sa pagpapahalaga ng bata sa sarili ayon sa pamantayang tanggap ng lahat ng kinauukulan.

Upang maging makabuluhan at kawili-wili ang mga gawain, inilahad ang mga aralin sa iba't ibang anyo ng literatura tulad ng tugma, dayalogo, pabula, salaysay at puzzle.

Ang mga Gawain sa Pagpapahalaga ay nilakipan ng tseklist. Inaasahan na ito ay magsisilbing panukat sa pagtataya ng saloobin at sa mabuting pagbabago ng mga ugali at kilos ng mga batang pinag-uukulan at gagamit ng aklat na ito.

Sa pamamagitan ng aklat na ito ay inaasahang maikikintal sa murang isip ng mag-aaral ang pagkilala at pagmamahal sa Diyos, sa bayan, sa mga magulang at sa kapwa.

Ginamit na batayan sa paghahanda ng aklat na ito ang Patnubay na Kurikulum ng DepEd ukol sa paglinang ng Pagpapahalagang Moral.

May inihanda ring Patnubay ng Guro na magsisilbing panuto sa pagtalakay ng aralin. Tulad ng Worktext ay matatamo ito sa St. Matthew's Publishing.

Sa paghahanda ng mga aralin ukol sa paglinang ng mga ugali at gawi kaugnay ng PAGPAPAHALAGANG MORAL ay binigyang-pansin ang sumusunod na mga paksa:

  • I. PAGMAMAHAL SA DIYOS (Love of God)
  • II. PAGKAMAKABAYAN (Love of Country)
  • III. PAGPAPAHALAGA SA SARILING KULTURA(Appreciation of one's Culture)
  • IV. PAGGALANG Sa Mga MAGULANG AT NAKATATANDA (Respect for Parents and Elders)
  • V. PAGPAPAHALAGA SA SARILI (Self-Respect)
  • VI. PAKIKIPAGKAPWA (Concern for Others/Kindness)
  • VII. PAGIGING ISPORT (Sportmanship)
  • VIII. PAGKAMAGALANG (Respectfulness/Politeness)
  • IX. PAGKAMATAPAT (Honesty/Truthfulness)
  • X. PAGKAMALINIS/PAGKAMAAYOS (Cleanliness/Neatness)
  • XI. PAGMAMAHAL SA GAWAIN (Love of Works)
  • XII. PAKIKIPAGTULUNGAN (Cooperation/Helpfulness)
  • XIII. EKONOMIYA/PAGTITIPID (Economy/Thrift)
  • XIV. PAGGANAP SA TUNGKULIN (Responsibility)
  • XV. PAGPAPAHALAGA SA PANAHON/ORAS(Promptness/Punctuality)
  • XVI. PANGANGALAGA Sa PALIGID/KAPALIGIRAN (Care of Surroundings Environment)

Brief Description of Preschool Books

Publisher - SAINT MATTEW'S PUBLISHING CORPORATION

Authors - DR. FELICIDAD N. REMO AVELINA S. ESPELITA LUZVIMINDA L. ONA

INTEGRATED CORE CURRICULUM (ICC) Worktexts

The worktexts come in five sequential themes, namely

  • 1.MYSELF
  • 2.MY FAMILY
  • 3.MY SCHOOL
  • 4.MY COMMUNITY
  • 5.THINGS AROUND ME

Each theme has several units and each unit has several lessons. The lessons revolve around the unit and the theme. Every unit is preceded by a CONCEPT WEB with a corresponding ACTIVITY WEB.

The concept web guides the teachers on the different concepts to develop while the activity web suggests the different learning activities to employ. The activities can encompass two or more learning areas such as Math, Science, Language Arts-English and Filipino, Arts, Music and Movement and Social Studies. Learning of concepts is based on activities and learning experiences.

BLOCKS OF TIME have been prepared for each day and lesson as follows:

  • 1.Meeting Time
  • 2.Big Group Activities
  • 3.Small Group Activities
  • 4.Second Meeting Time
  • 5.Pack – Away
  • 6.Snack Time
  • 7.Story Time
  • 8.Indoor/Outdoor Activity
  • 9.Getting Ready To Go Home

The Whole Group Time or the Big Group Activity is used, as an opportunity to build a sense of community or shared purpose. This is the core or the connecting link that allows the integration process. This is one period wherein each child encounters what others in the group think, say and create, thus, one's own knowledge and understanding grow and change.

The Small Group Activity, on the other hand, provides many opportunities for children to work in small groups, that children create informally or which the teacher organizes. Concepts and skills to be developed and materials/equipment needed are indicated in the table of the Blocks of Time. The indication helps teachers to plan & prepare in advance the needed materials/equipment which are developmentally leveled. It makes the development of the lesson more interesting and provides an element of surprise.

THEMES and UNITS:

I. MYSELF

  • A. Pagkakakilanlan (Identity)
  • B. Idad / Gulang
  • C. Body Parts
  • D. Basic Needs – Food
  • E. Basic Needs – Shelter
  • F. Basic Needs – Tahanan
  • G. Basic Needs – Clothing
  • H. Mga Karapatan (My Rights)

II. MY FAMILY

  • A.Family Members
  • B.Special Times
  • C.Friends
  • D.Members of a Nuclear Family and Extended Family

III. MY SCHOOL

  • A.My School
  • B.Places In My Scool
  • C.School Helpers/Personnel
  • D.Rules In My School

IV. MY COMMUNITY

  • A.My Community
  • B.Community Celebrations
  • C.Market
  • D.Animals (Pets)
  • E.Plants
  • F.Duties In The Community

V. THINGS AROUND ME

  • A. Matter
  • B. Sounds
  • C. Water
  • D. Weather

The ICC Worktexts are included in the List of Approved Supplementary Reading and Reference Materials per DepEd Order No. 112 S-2009 A Handbook for Teachers ( The ICC Way ) is provided for each Worktext.


MAKABAGONG PARAAN NG PAGBASA

Dr. Felicidad N. Remo and Avelina S. Espelita

Ang aklat na ito ay makakatulong sa bata na makapagbasa sa madali, sistematiko at kawili-wiling paraan. Mga makabuluhang hakbang ng Phono-visual Approach ang ginamit sa aklat na ito tulad ng sumusunod:

  • 1. Pagmamasid sa ayos ng labi, dila at ngipin habang binibigkas ang salita.
  • 2. Pagkilatis sa una at huling tunog ng salita.
  • 3. Pag-uugnay ng titik na simbolo ng tunog na narinig.
  • 4. Pagsulat nang wasto sa simbolo ng tunog na natutuhan.

Ang mga tunog na halos ay magkakatulad ang paraan ng pagbigkas(production of sound) ay magkakasunod na ituturo. Sa ganitong paraan ay madaling makikilala at matatandaan ng bata ang mga nasabing tunog. Ito rin ang magiging daan upang maging mahusay ang bata sa pagbaybay (spelling).

Nakapaloob din ang Lagumang Pagsubok (summative evaluation) sa katapusan ng bawat cluster ng tunog upang matiyak ang lubos na pagkatuto (mastery learning) ng mag-aaral sa nasabing cluster.

Ang mga aralin ay inilahad sa pamamagitan ng palit-awit, rap-rap, at paraang patugma. Batay na rin sa mga pagsasaliksik (researches) at sa karanasan ng mga guro sa preschool na ang mga bata sa kanilang murang gulang ay madaling makatanda ng mga aralin kung ang mga ito ay natututuhan sa pamamagitan nang pag-awit, pagtula at paglalaro. Kapansin-pansin ang kasiyahan ng mga bata kapag sila'y umaawit, tumutula o naglalaro habang nag-aaral ng pagbasa.

May kalakip itong patnubay ng guro kasama ang mga mungkahing hakbang na dapat sundin sa paglinang ng bawat aralin.


MAKABAGONG SINING NG KOMUNIKASYON

Dr. Felicidad N. Remo and Avelina S. Espelita

Ang Worktext na magagamit ng guro sa paglinang ng mga kasanayang pang komunikasyon sa Wikang Filipino.

Ibinatay ito sa Bagong Preschool Curriculum Development Division, Bureau of Elementary Education, Department of Education.

Ang mga konsepto ukol sa Sibika at Kultura, Matematika, Agham at Kalusugan, Musika, Sining at Kabutihang Asal ay isinaalang-alang na kasanib ng mga araling pang wika.

Sa pag-aayos ng mga aralin ay isinama ang mga mahahalagang kaalaman na kaugnay ng iba't ibang karanasang pambata, kaalinsabay ng pagkakatuto niyang kumilos, makinig, magmasid, mag-isip, magsalita, magbasa, umunawa at sumulat.

Iba't ibang anyo ng paglalahad ang ginamit dito gaya ng sitwasyong nakalarawan, dayalogo, tugma, awit at maikling salaysay upang mapanatili ang kawilihan ng mga bata at mahikayat sila upang magmasid, makinig, magtanong, sumagot at sumali sa iba't iba pang gawain kaugnay ng aralin.

Bukod sa mga gawain at pagsasanay na pangklase ay may mga kalakip din ito na mga gawain sa pagtataya sa mga natutuhan ng mga bata sa bawat aralin. May kasama rin itong mga Gawaing-bahay upang magkaroon ng pagkakataon ang mag-anak na makita ang pag-unlad ng bata at patuloy na masubaybayan sa bahay.

May inihanda ring Teacher's Guide na magagamit na patnubay ng guro upang matukoy kung alin sa mga aralin sa aklat ang makatutulong sa paglinang ng mga kasanayan.

Matatamo ang sipi ng Worktext at ang kalakip nito na Teacher's Guide sa St. Metthew's Publishing.

Ang aklat na MAKABAGONG SINING NG KOMUNIKASYON ay inaasahang makatutulong sa mabisang paglinang ng mga kasanayan sa pakikipagtalastasan at sa pagtataas ng kalidad ng edukasyon sa ating bansa.

Upang maging makabuluhan ang pagkakatuto ng mga mag-aaral sa preschool na inaasahang gagamit nito ay pinag-ukulan ng pansin ang sumusunod na mga sitwasyon/gawain na makalilinang ng magkakaugnay na kasanayan sa komunikasyon tulad ng:

  • nakatutukoy/nakapagpapangalan ng tao/hayop/bagay/pook na nasa larawan.
  • nakapagbubuo ng mga pantig/salita/pahayag.
  • nakapupuna sa mga detalye
  • nakapagsusunod-sunod ng mga pangyayari
  • nakapaghihinuha/nakahuhula sa magiging wakas

Binigyang-pansin din ang mga:

kagamitang makatutulong sa mabisang pagkakatuto ng Sining ng Komunikasyon tulad ng:

  • stick/paper puppets
  • charts/show cards
  • picture cards/dioramas

ang iba't ibang sitwasyon/paraan/anyo ng pagpapahayag tulad ng:

  • usapan/dayalogo
  • tugma/salaysay
  • pahulaan
  • maikling kuwento

pagsulat

  • naisusulat nang may wastong porma ang titik na simbulo ng tunog/ang mga titik ng Abakadang Filipino
  • nababakat/nasisipi/naisusulat ang mga pamilyar na salita/ang sariling pangalan

Sa paghahanda ng mga pagsasanay ay isinaalang-alang ang sumusunod na mga konsepto:

May komunikasyon kung:

  • may mensahe na inihahatid/inililipat
  • may paraang ginagamit at may tumatanggap

Naihahatid ang mensahe sa pamamagitan ng:

  • mga larawan
  • mga galaw ng katawan/kilos/mata
  • pagsasalita/pag-uusap

Dapat na bigyang-pansin ang mga katangian ng mabuti/mabisang komunikasyon:

  • tiyak/tama/wasto
  • maikli
  • konkreto
  • maliwanag

Ang mga gawain/pagsasanay ay dapat na makahikayat sa bawat mag-aaral na gagamit nito na-

    • magmasid
    • magsuri
    • magbasa
    • mag-isip
    • magpasiya
    • sumali sa mga gawain/pagsagot/pakikipagtalastasan/pakikipag-usap sa mga kaklase.

    MAKABAYAN TAYO para sa PRESCHOOL

    Dr. Felicidad N. Remo and Avelina S. Espelita

    Ang MAKABAYAN TAYO sa PRESCHOOL ay Worktext na magagamit sa pagkakatuto ng magkakaugnay na mga aralin sa Sibika at Kultura, Pag-awit, Paglalaro at Papapalakas ng Katawan, Sining at Kabutihang Asal.

    Sa paglalahad ng mga aralin ay isinaalang-alang ang THEMATIC at INTEGRATED na pagdulog.

    Ang mga kasanayan at kaalamang nakapaloob dito ay batay sa Learning Competencies for Socio-Emotional Development na inihanda ng Curriculum Development Division, Bureau of Elementary Education, Department of Education.

    Iniugnay sa mga aralin ang mga gawaing lumilinang sa mga kanais-nais na ugali, kilos at saloobin ng isang munting mamamayan na marunong makipagkapwa at may pagmamahal sa Diyos at sa bayan.

    May mga pagpapahalagang gawain (evaluation activities) at mga gawaing-bahay na magagamit sa pagtataya ng mga pagbabago at pagpapabuti ng ugali, kilos at gawain ng bawat mag-aaral.

    May kalakip din itong Teacher's Guide na makatutulong sa guro upang maging makabuluhan at kawili-wili ang pagsasanib at pag-uugnay ng mga aralin.

    Ang Worktext at ang Teacher's Guide ay matatamo sa St. Matthew's Publishing.

    Upang lubos na maunawaan ng mga batang gagamit ng aklat na ito ang kahulugan ng pagiging MAKABAYAN ay binigyang-halaga:

    A.

    • -ang katauhan/mga katangian ng batang Filipino
    • -ang kahalagahan ng sariling pangalan/anyo/ugali
    • -ang mga pangangailangan ng mag-anak: tirahan/pagkain/damit
    • -ang mga iba't ibang damdamin
    • -ang mga kanais-nais na ugaling Filipino

    B.

    • -ang mga Sagisag ng Bansang Pilipinas
    • -ang pagkilala sa mga Dakilang Filipino
    • -ang mga likas na yaman ng sariling bansa
      • mga anyong-tubig/anyong-lupa
      • mga halaman-hayop sa paligid ng sariling bayan

    Inilahad ang mga aralin sa iba't ibang sitwasyon/paraan ng pagpapahayag tulad ng:

    • mga pahiwatig na ugali/kilos sa larawan
    • mga tugma/palit-awit/pantomina
    • mga dayalogo/usapan/salaysay/kuwento
    • pagsulat ng mga titik/salita
    • batay sa pahiwatig na anyong-guhit/kahulugan
    • pagguhit ng larawan

    Inaasahan na sa pamamagitan ng mga araling nakapaloob sa aklat na ito ay madarama ng bata ang kahalagahan ng pagiging Makabayang Filipino.


    VALUES EDUCATION in PRESCHOOL

    Dr. Felicidad N. Remo and Avelina S. Espelita


    Is a Worktext intended for the use of the young learners to develop desirable behavior such as good character and moral growth among themselves.

    Through the relevant information and activities included in this book, it is hoped that the young learners will be guided to know what is right, develop good habits and be able to practice the desirable behavior.

    Emphasis is on doing rather than just knowing.

    Different ways of presenting the concepts are considered to help the young learners to understand better the meaning of the character traits to be emulated. Some of them are in the form of:

    • 1.dialogues
    • 2.varied experiences set in real life situations
    • 3.puzzles, games, songs with adapted tunes
    • 4.rhymes, folksongs and folktales
    • 5.short/simple explanations of messages

    Thru the use of this book, it is hoped that the preschoolers will enjoy learning about values, practice good behavior, develop good traits and form desirable habits.

    A Teacher's Guide accompanies this book. This guide together with the Worktext is available at St. Matthew's Publishing Corporation.

    To develop the intended desirable behaviors different sub-domains of values are considered together with their components such as:

    • I. Discipline:
      • Self-respect/Responsibility/Promptness- Punctuality/
      • Courtesy-Politeness/Honesty-Truthfulness
    • II. Social Responsibility:
      • Concern for Others
      • Cooperation
      • Sportmanship
    • III. Health:
      • Cleanliness-Orderliness
      • Care of Ones Surroundings
    • IV. Economy:
      • Thrift
      • Care of Environment
      • Love of Work
    • V. Nationalism:
      • Love of Country
      • Appreciation of Ones Culture
    • VI. Nationalism:
      • Love of God
      • Respect for Parents-Elders-Others

Try to have a copy of this book to see, discover and prove how it can be an effective device to develop desirable behaviors among the preschoolers.


CREATIVE ART EXPERIENCES IN THE PRESCHOOL

Proserpina T. Santos

Creative Art Experiences in the Preschool, Levels 1,2,3 are three books with a compilation of creative art activities from simple to complex, from easy to more difficult. The author have collected children's art works from the nursery, kindergarten and preparatory school. As the child works on each activity, he develops his fine motor skills through scribbling, coloring, writing, painting. He acquires imaginative thinking, critical and logical thinking even cognitive thinking. The art book has subjects interesting to children like flowers, fruits, toys, the alphabet, numbers, animals, local and foreign. The use of recycled materials and other easy to find objects make the art lessons captivating.

PINAYAMANG PAMAMARAAN SA PAGBASA NG BAGONG ALPABETONG FILIPINO

Proserpina T. Santos

The book Pinayamang Pamamaraan sa Pagbasa ng Bagong Alpabetong Filipino shows the different strategies in teaching the Bagong Alpabetong Filipino to our young preschoolers. It works on a step by step process wherein a child must first be ready to read. The skills in listening, speaking and writing goes hand in hand with this. As soon as the young learners has been exposed to meaningful rhymes, songs, riddles, poem and stories about his environment, the next step is mastering the names and sounds of the new Filipino alphabet composed of 28 letters: 5 vowels, 15 consonants and 8 borrowed foreign letters. Each sound has a soundteller for the child to remember . i.e Aa – atis, etc. The poems, rhymes and riddles are the authors original compositions. Using the phonetic approach the children gradually blend vowels and consonants, consonants and vowels, etc. as they form 3-letter, 4-letter words, longer words, sentences, phrases. They could even make and read paragraphs, stories of their own, given the proper motivation, correct methods and guidance.

CHILD WONDERS

Proserpina T. Santos

Child Wonders is a "think and do" preschool activity book. Children aged 2-7 will surely enjoy the book. They will enjoy tracing, coloring, cutting, pasting and wondering. Their motor and thinking skills will be developed as they work with the different exercises/activities. The pictures are appealing and instructional serving as teaching aids in subject areas like pre-writing, pre-reading, math and science.


PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND WRITING FOR THE YOUNG MINDS (Nursery, Kinder and Prep)

BY: Marie Tess Paqueo Andoy-Flauta and Rowena Fernandez Venegas-Dagdag

Concepts of letters and sounds are the bases for teaching children how to read.

The main goals of this book are to help learners develop phonemic awareness and letter early writing skills. Phonemic awareness enables the child to hear and discriminate distinct sounds and automatically produce them in writing. As both prerequisite for and a consequence of learning to read, phonemic awareness and early writing skills must be included in the goals for beginning reading instruction.


MATHEMATICS FOR THE YOUNG MINDS (Nursery,Kinder and Prep)

by: Rowena Fernandez Venegas-Dagdag and Marie Tess Paqueo Andoy-Flauta

Every parent and teacher hopes that the child will be secured with confidence and success in school. MATHEMATICS FOR THE YOUNG MINDS is conceived to cater to the early learners a solid foundation in mathematics that will lead to such success.

This book aims to balance the critical and creative thinking skills and conceptual understanding. It provides enriched exercises and more pages for practice and proficiency.

Each conceptual unit is presented through stories for better understanding and immediate application to real life. Each story is accompanied by essential questions where each child can actively interact and participate.

By the end of the curriculum year, children understand more mathematical concepts which are being used in their everyday environment . They count, compare, describe, sort and classify, collect data and record the results, synthesize and make own projects, and develop a sense of properties and patterns.