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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL contents Acknowledgments . . . ix Introduction . . . 1 ChAPTER : Curriculum Planning, Observation, Recording, and Evaluation . . . 5 ChAPTER : Strategies for Common Challenges . . . 19 ChAPTER : Creative and Authentic Art . . . 35 ChAPTER : Writing Exploration . . . 71 ChAPTER : Science and Nature . . . 79 ChAPTER : Sensory Table . . . 103 ChAPTER : Circle Time . . . 111 ChAPTER : Dramatic Play . . . 131 ChAPTER : The Block and Building Area . . . 137 ChAPTER : Cooking Experiences and Mealtime Success . . . 145 ChAPTER : Field Trips and Special Events . . . 153 Final Thoughts . . . 157 Appendix A: Weekly Curriculum Planning Sheet (Template and Examples) . . . 169 Appendix B: Art and Other Recipes . . . 185 Appendix C: Songs and Chants . . . 189 Index . . . 197 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL