Use Fusion Early Learning At Home

About Fusion Early Learning


Fusion Early Learning is an innovative approach to early education. It incorporates subject matter not typically taught during the preschool years and presents it in a manner that is engaging and intriguing to both the student and the teacher. With our curriculum we offer business solutions, consulting, teacher training and  technology integration for center based preschools. Fusion Early Learning is also now available for use at home!

Just to clarify...

You will be teaching, not putting your child in front of the computer!

Be your child's first teacher

Fusion Early Learning turns parents into teachers and children into students. When learning takes place together, amazing things will happen!

Why Fusion Early Learning?

Fusion Early Learning will solidify your role as an active participant in you child's education. You will also gain a teacher's perspective which you will find to be a valuable  tool as you guide your children through their educational careers. Fusion Early Learning has proven its success in the classroom for many years. It is simply the most effective, fun and affordable way to prepare your children for kindergarten and first grade.

What a week looks like

Our Home Preschool Program divides subjects into separate educational experiences.

Blue Lessons:   Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

Green Lessons:   Math, Science, Social Science, History

Red Lessons:   Art, Theater, Music, Dance

Daily instruction is provided

Our Home Preschool Curriculum will walk you through teaching a few key learning goals through a weekly sub theme. Weekly sub themes provide the context for the lesson and create the teaching opportunities for the learning goals. Lesson planning guidelines lay out a simple map for what to teach as well as how to do it successfully.

Simple to prepare

Fusion Early Learning will show you how to quickly and simply set up your home classroom. The materials list will ensure that you are prepared and assessment tools are built in to every lesson to help you gauge the outcome.

Layers of learning

Throughout the year, the learning goals in the lesson plans will introduce your little ones to a majority of what they need to know by the end of kindergarten. This is just the tip of the iceberg...

Weekly sub themes

The weekly sub themes provide a whole new layer of learning which is what makes this curriculum so much fun and in turn, so successful. In a week you may introduce them to fractions, how to differentiate between capital and lower case letters, and the difference between primary and secondary colors...but as far as they know, you just took a journey through one of four eras in transportation exploring Henry Ford's assembly lines, reading about the pony express and  creating aerial photography!

Plenty of Support

Fusion Early Learning incorporates multiple methods of support for users. The Resources section of the site is designed to transform you into your child's first teacher. It provides simple instructions for getting started, along with several levels of training for you to follow at your own pace. Additional support can be found on the Fusion Forum. The forum will connect you with experienced teachers from Fusion Schools as well as a community of parents like you who have decided to be their child's first teacher. Whether you need education, inspiration or motivation, it can all be found at!

Your week will begin with a brief introduction to the day's lesson through an interactive Circle Time.

During Circle Time you will welcome your child to "school" as well as go though a "circle time routine" designed for the subject being taught that day.

Mondays and Tuesdays are "Blue Lesson" days, meaning the focus of the lessons will be on reading, writing, listening and/or speaking. The lesson plan will take you through the beginning, middle and end of the lesson, ending the "school day" with a brief review of what was learned.

Wednesdays and Thursdays will follow a similar format and begin with an interactive Circle Time.

During Circle Time you will again welcome your child to "school" as well as go though a "circle time routine" designed for the subject being taught that day.

Wednesdays and Thursdays are "Green Lesson" days, meaning the focus of the lessons will be on history, math, science and social science. The lesson plan will take you through the beginning, middle and end of the lesson, ending the "school day" with a brief review of what was learned.

Fridays will again begin with an interactive Circle Time that introduces your child to the exciting lesson ahead.

During Circle Time you will again welcome your child to "school" as well as go though a "circle time routine" designed for the subject being taught that day.

Fridays are "Red Lesson" days, meaning the focus of the lessons will be on art, dance, music and theater. The lesson plan will take you through the beginning, middle and end of the lesson, ending the "school day" with a brief review of what was learned that day.

Fridays will also be a day to review what was learned throughout the week and to briefly introduce your little scholar to the exciting subjects and activities that lay ahead.

When you sign up for Fusion Early Learning's Home Preschool Curriculum you will first be directed to a Getting Started page which will explain how the site works and where to begin. From there you will proceed to a Training Theme. This theme is 4 weeks long and begins with pre-planned lessons that are designed to help you experience how to teach (even giving you the exact words to speak in some cases). By week four you will be using the curriculum in its true format and planing your own lessons using the curriculum. You will be able to transition at any time to the current month's curriculum, and may use the training theme only as long as you feel is needed.

Below you will find a sample of a training lesson followed by one week of curriculum from the thematic unit entitled, The Mesozoic Era: Paleontology & the Art of David Krentz. Please note that there is a wealth of information and training available to subscribers that is not present here. So as you read through the samples, keep in mind that many of the teaching techniques and terms we reference will be adequately described in the Resources section of the site.

The following sample lesson is a "green lesson" which means through this lesson you are teaching science, math and history to your little one! Enjoy exploring the lesson and let us know if you have any questions! We are here to teach you how to use the Fusion Teaching Method and be YOUR child's first teacher!

Sample Training Lesson

A.     ASK yourself:

Do I have the materials I need for this lesson?

butcher paper- construction paper- glue- scissors- paint- 10 copies of an herbivorous dinosaurs on cardstock (pictures and information on dinosaurs can be found at: - 10 blank sheets of copy paper- stapler- 4 toilet paper rolls- tape- string or ribbon- Soundscapes of the Dinosaurs CD-

Is my classroom set up to most effectively teach this lesson?

Are my materials for the lesson easily accessible?- Is the whiteboard ready with the words herbivore and dinosaur written on it?- Have I designated a wall in the classroom for the dinosaur mural?- Is my classroom free of distractions?  

Do I have a Backup Plan ready to go?

Green Manipulatives accessible- number tracing pages- shape tracing pages- number and/or shape bingo- sensory experience: dino tube dinosaurs in a bin with grass and/or other plant pieces to explore

B.     BEGIN with a project

Before starting class make sure that “Soundscapes of the Dinosaurs” is playing softly in the background... Now, let’s get your little learner excited about dinosaurs!

Start with a video playing about dinosaurs on your tablet or laptop. Allow your little learner to watch the video for a few moments. With your white board close to you, start asking your child about what they are seeing. Say something like, “Wow, those dinosaurs live in an environment with a lot of trees, what other types of plants do you see? Are there any mountains? Or is the ground flat? What colors are you seeing?”  Write their responses down on the white board so that you can refer back to them later. When the video has ended say, “Those dinosaurs are so interesting! I cannot wait to learn more about them, but before we can do that we have to create a dinosaur habitat in our classroom!” Show your child the wall that you have dedicated to creating this “Jurassic Park.” Go back to your list on the white-board. Review the items listed on the board and then ask your child if they think there is anything else that they think needs to be added. Make sure that through this discussion your child comes to the conclusion that within Jurassic Park there needs to be mountains, a river, a lake, a meadow, trees and a volcano.

Keep in mind that this project may take longer than a typical lesson. After reading this section you will need to decide how much of it you would like to prepare in advance and how much you want to do with your child. Don’t be afraid to insert your own creativity. As long as you have a habitat and a mobile herd you can teach these lessons. This habitat will be used for every Green lesson this month so it will be worth the extra time. Follow these steps with your child to create your Jurassic Park and herd:

Step 1:  Make a volcano. mountains, river, lake, meadow and  trees.

Start by covering a large section of a wall with butcher paper. Cut out the landscape features from appropriately colored construction paper. Tape or glue to the butcher paper to create a landscape for your habitat. You will need groups of trees and mountains to address certain learning goals. This could all be accomplished through other mediums such as painting, drawing, felt boards or even a 3D diorama if you are feeling ambitious! If you have older children you may want to enlist their help as well. These lessons incorporate fun for all ages to enjoy! As you are working be sure that your child understands that you are re-creating a dinosaur habitat. Use the word “habitat” as much as possible to familiarize them with the word.

Step 2:  Make a herd.

At this point you will need your 10 copies of the same herbivorous dinosaur. If your child is capable, have them help you cut out all 10 dinosaurs. If your child still struggles with the fine motor skills that are required for cutting you can have the dinosaurs cut out before the start of the lesson. After all 10 dinosaurs have been cut out, allow your little learner to write the numbers 1-10 on small pieces of paper. Assign each dinosaur a number and attach the number to them with glue or tape. Throughout the construction of your herd, be sure to refer to the dinosaurs as an “herbivorous herd” with a brief explanation of what that means. The more your child hears the word, “herbivore” and “herd,” the more familiar he/she will become with the concept.

Step 3:  Create binoculars and a field guide for observing and recording observations.

Field guides will be used in several themes throughout the year. They can be made by simply stapling blank paper together with a cover made from a brown paper grocery bag to give it an old and leathery look. After you have stapled between 10 and 15 sheets of plain paper together, allow your child to crumple up a brown paper bag that has been cut to be used as the cover of the field guide. The more crumpling they do, the more authentic the field guide will look. Once your child is satisfied with their field guide cover, attach it to the blank pages by stapling them all together.

Binoculars can be easily made by taping two toilet paper rolls together and adding some string to hang them around the neck. Be sure to make two pairs so you and your little explorer can observe the herd together.

C.     CONTINUE with an activity

Now your herbivorous herd is ready to move throughout your Jurassic Park! Choose a starting point for the herd and attach it with reusable adhesive putty to a spot in your dinosaur habitat (i.e. near the trees, near the river, etc.). Once all 10 members of the herd are secure, say “Now it’s time to start exploring Jurassic Park! We will need our field guide and our binoculars to get started.” Again start playing the “Soundscapes of the Dinosaurs” CD. In a quiet voice so as not to disturb the wildlife ask the following questions and help your young explorer document the information in their field guide: Ask:

  1. How many herbivores are in the herd?
  2. How many trees are in the forest?
  3. How many mountains are there?
  4. How many lakes are there?
  5. Do you see any other animals yet?

Continue exploring Jurassic Park for about 5 or 10 minutes or look for clues as to when your little one is ready to move on.

1.     Time for a Recap

Again move close to the herd and ask “Where in the habitat do you think the herd might move to next? What do you think they will do when they get there?” (i.e. water to drink, meadow to eat, etc.) Then take a moment to go over the colors, shapes and number of features in the habitat (i.e. the shape of the lake, the number of trees). This time instead of counting first ask questions like “Are there more trees than herbivores? Are there less lakes than mountains?” Then use counting to verify the answers allowing your child to practice writing a few of the numbers on the white board for practice.

2.     Make it Stick!

Motivate your child to explore the house by saying, “I think I heard something in the other room. Better take your binoculars and see if there are any dinosaurs!”. Take this opportunity to move the herd to a different part of the habitat and remove 2 dinosaurs from the herd and hide them from view. When your little explorer returns, say “I think the herd is on the move! Let’s observe and see what they are up to.” Have your child get out their field guide to record observations and do a headcount of the herd. Work with your child and refer back to their original observation noting that they had counted 10 herbivorous dinosaurs and now there are 8. Say, “Are there more or less herbivores in the herd now?” Then ask, “How many less?” Have 10 of something (like blocks) to help your child work out the answer. When they come to the answer of 2 less say, “Wow, you just did subtraction! Nicely done! 10 minus 8 is 2! There are 2 less dinosaurs now than before!"

End your lesson with a quick review of the work that has been accomplished during this lesson (i.e. the habitat, herbivorous dinosaurs, the binoculars, field guide, subtraction, etc) and move onto “Measuring the Outcome.”

3.     Measure the Outcome

Make a “predictions record” in your Fusion Journal by asking your child:

  1. What happened to the missing members of the herd?
  2. What did the herd eat while roaming through Jurassic Park?
  3. Where do you think they will be tomorrow and why?

Record their responses and have your child draw a picture of the dinosaurs they think they will meet in future lessons.

* Don’t forget to move the herd again before tomorrow’s lesson!

*Don’t forget that each lesson should end with Closing Circle! This is how we get cleaned up and ready for tomorrow’s lesson!


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