Drawn 2 Learn Curriculum

Drawn2Learn CurriculumDrawn2Learn Educational Series Curriculum was created by Midge Leavey in order to help children live in a world where they love and respect themselves and others. Children learn how to feel “good enough” when making a mistake while learning the academics required for success. Our Preschool workbook allows children to learn and trace the alphabet, numbers, sight words, sentences, positive affirmations, breathing techniques and emotion pages. This book may be used over and over again for years with its write and erase system.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS:

Miss Midgie’s Drawn2Learn curriculum encompasses a full range of lessons for preschoolers: writing letters and numbers, recognizing sight words, practicing meaningful exercises that correlate to the letter and number of the week, and recognizing and affirming feelings in order to increase self-regulation and awareness of the feelings of others. Additionally, there are lessons regarding the calendar, weather, seasonal activities, and more. This creative approach to learning centers around the use of an individual, erasable workbook for each child; through the use of dry erase markers, the children can readily recognize and erase errors to quickly try again on a freshened page. Furthermore, understanding that children are receptive to incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives, this curriculum offers meditation, visualization, and yoga activities hat draw upon evidence-based practice which demonstrates that breathing exercises and meditation increase a feeling of calm for very young children.

I have had the opportunity to observe the use of these instructional materials in several preschool classrooms and have been extremely impressed with the children’s enthusiastic responses. Additionally, the workbook and materials are prepared for an academic calendar reducing the need for the classroom instructor to have to set aside time to create weekly lesson plans.

The parent workbook is an essential tool to strengthen the school-parent bond that is known to be supportive of children’s learning objectives. Parents can reinforce lessons presented at school since they have their own workbooks to follow along as the lessons unfold.

The preschool years are critical to the success carried into elementary and secondary education; this preschool curriculum certainly provides a firm foundation for success throughout the educational experience of a child.

Sharon A. Cuff, LMSW
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Health Technology and Management
Stony Brook University
631-444-3242
Drawn2Learn is much more than an outstanding Preschool curriculum; it is a connection of curriculum and social emotional learning when partnered together enable children to grow academically and socially at a young age. Social-emotional learning (SEL), as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”
Five Competencies of SEL
·         Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset”
·         Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals
·         Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures
·         Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed
·         Responsible decision-making: Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms
I personally have been in the field of education for over 35 years as a Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Director of Student Enrollment. My experiences with children that have difficulties in the classroom all have the same root cause, lack of positive social-emotional learning. It is quite rewarding to see that Drawn2Learn incorporates both the Preschool Standards and Social Emotional Learning into one curriculum for Preschool age children. Students that are exposed to the lessons will have the foundational skills necessary for emotional development that will result in accelerated academic growth. Drawn2Learn is the only curriculum that is designed for the PreK child that will truly impact the child for life.
***thanks for the opportunity!
Soretta  E. Ralph
Executive Director, Student Enrollment
   School District of Lee County
   2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966
              Office: 239-337-8307

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR OUR MINDFULNESS CLASSES AGES K – 3RD GRADE AT: https://missmidgiespreschool.com/services/k-3rd-mindfulness/

YOUR CHOICE OF : TODDLER EDITION (ages 2 – 3) OR PRESCHOOL EDITION (ages 3 – 5) This curriculum is copyright material and states that any unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

If you are a Pre-School or DayCare and are interested in hearing how our TEACHING CURRICULUM of Drawn-2-Learn can save you money, educate your children and help your teachers with a step by step lesson plan, email: missmidgie1@aol.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Midge Leavey has studied and educated children since 1999. She is a Preschool owner, Children’s book author, mom of 2 boys and a Mindful Educator.

Drawn2Learn has been designed to pair academics with mindfulness in order to create a “whole child”. Learning specific emotional skills and academics together will help children focus rather than fidget, respond rather than react and build self esteem rather than insecurities. The Dry Erase workbook allows children to trace and erase or write and re-write with no fear of “making a mistake”. They will learn that trying over and over again is how we learn, grow and succeed. This method will create a more confident, happy child who enjoys learning and will want to learn more! Midge has been interviewed many times for Television and Radio regarding her expertise as an educator. Please see the links here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdAZCCmo6aI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9RMJvxr8og https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9gbMLvE1Mg&t=164s

Drawn2Learn Parenting guides and Teaching Curriculums may be purchased separately. Please email: missmidgie1@aol.com for information.  website COMING SOON!