High Scope Principles

1. CREATIVE PRESENTATION

  • Pretending, Role Playing
  • Imitating Actions and Sounds
  • Pictures and Models versus "Real Life"

6. CLASSIFICATION

  • Sorting and Matching
  • "Some" verses "All"
  • "Same" verses "Different"

2. LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

  • Describing Objects and Events
  • Making up stories and rhymes
  • Scribbling, Drawing, Writing

7. SERIATION

  • Comparing Attributes of Objects
  • Arranging Several Things, One
    After Another in a Series or Pattern

3. SOCIAL RELATIONS / INITIATIVE

  • Expressing Feelings in Words
  • Dealing with Social Conflict
  • Being Sensitive to Other's Feelings

8. NUMBERS

  • Comparing "More & Less"
  • Counting Objects
  • Arranging Sets of Objects

4. MOVEMENT

  • Feeling and Expressing Beat
  • Describing Movement
  • Expressing Creativity in Movement

9. SPACE

  • Filling and Emptying
  • Putting Together, Taking Apart
  • Describing Directions and Distances

5. MUSIC

  • Signing
  • Playing Musical Instruments
  • Responding to Music

10. TIME

  • Starting and Stopping on Signal
  • Experiencing Time Intervals
  • Anticipating Sequences of Events

WHEN I PLAY
High Scope Philosophy

When I play with ART materials, I learn...
Colors Color mixing Properties of matter
Creativity New words Hand eye coordination
Problem solving Cooperation How things work
Shapes Textures Pride in my work
Independence Self reliance
When I read BOOKS or am read to, I learn...
New words Sentence structure Listening skills
Creativity & imagination A love of books New information
Expressive language Logical thinking Eye-hand coordination
Reading readiness Sequencing  
When I play in WATER and SAND, I learn...
New words Properties of matter Problem solving
Effects of gravity Measuring Sorting
Buoyancy Texture Cooperation
Weights Expressive language Sharing
My five senses Hand-eye coordination Imagination
When I play on LARGE MUSCLE EQUIPMENT, I learn...
Coordination Sharing New words
Taking turns Sequence Time
Confidence How things work First-last
Rules Creativity Imagination
Position Direction Traffic signs
When I play with BLOCKS, I learn...
Balance Gravity Position
Size Hand-eye coordination Shapes
Creativity New words Problem solving
Self-confidence Pride Design
Number    
When I play with GAMES and PUZZLES, I learn...
Hand-eye coordination Problem sovling Shapes
Colors Sizes Sorting
Spatial relationships New words Number
Counting Positions Cooperation
When I play DRAMATICS, I learn...
How it feels to be someone else Clean up
Self confidence Self-reliance
Respect for others My feelings
Expressive language Sharing

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