This curriculum guide is based upon my work as a dual-language Kindergarten teacher. At my school, we teach Kindergarten 85% in Spanish (all Spanish with me) and 15% in English (special-area classes). The following should be considered when using this guide:
• These are units that encompass all areas of study and make them relevant to the students and help recycle vocabulary. These units make more sense than simply adding a social studies unit “because we haven’t done social studies in a while.”
• My notes and explanations are often in both languages because I was thinking in both Spanish and English!
• There is no way a teacher can do all the activities listed in a unit, so in using them, a teacher should select what is most relevant for his/her students and what he/she might have the best success with. What do you enjoy doing with your kids? Don’t paint if you hate painting! There are plenty of activities to choose from. You may not have the books I have access to, so change out as you need in order to match your resources.
• This is only a guide, so be prepared to add, cross out, and change things to match what you need.
• It is fully editable and was over 100 hours of work, so please let me know personally if you have a comment or concern before posting a negative review. Please let me know what could be added for a future version.
• This was done in my private time, so it does not belong to my district.
• Books highlighted in blue are Reading A-Z books (RAZ kids), which can be projected for easier reading.
• Anything that says “(Miller)” is something I created myself and shared with my team.