Getting To Know Me

Getting To Know Me

Level: Primary

Series Title: Carlong Primary Integrated Studies (CPIS)

Subject: Integrated Studies

ISBN: 978 976 638 057 1

Pages: 152

Age Group: 5 - 7 years

Published: 2003

Getting To Know Me, is the forerunner of the totally integrated and innovative series, Carlong Primary Integrated Studies. The series addresses in the detail the requirements of the new integrated primary curriculum for Grades 1 to 3 in Jamaican primary schools. Getting To Know Me is the first of the six books intended for Grade 1.

These extremely attractive and stimulating activity-oriented textbooks follow the revolutionary pedagogical principle on which the new curriculum is based, that children in the early stages, learn best in an integrated way - not in discrete subject compartments.

The activities in the book therefore integrate Social Studies, Science and Technology, Religious Education, Art and Craft, Drama, Music and Movement. Interwoven throughout all this mix are strands of key Mathematics and Language Arts concepts.


Vilma McClenan
was Coordinator of the UWI Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC), Mona, for many years. She is a distinguished science educator, who in 2000 was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for Science and Technology Education. She is also the main author of the landmark First Steps in Science (FSIS) series.
Bernetta Porter
former Senior Education Officer in the MOE, Jamaica and has been the Training Officer for the Primary Education Support Project (PESP). She has also served as Assistant Coordinator of the NAP.
U. Eugenie Harrison
is an experienced educator who also taught at the teriary level for over 10 years. She is the Principal of Harrison's Preparatory School, Jamaica.
Sharon Neil
taught English as Principal Lecturer at the tertiary level. She is a Senior Education Officer in the MOE, Jamaica where she has served on the Primary Education Implementation Project (PEIP) and on the NAP.
Marva Griffith-Green
former Senior Administrator in the Faculty of Social Sciences at UWI, Mona. She has served education in many roles as an outstanding science educator who is one of the authors of Carlong's landmark First Steps in Science series.

Key Features

  • Teaches concepts in completely integrated way.
  • Explores all the objectives and attainment targets of the new primary curriculum.
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all focus questions.
  • Presents a wide variety of activities that foster the development of the seven multiple intelligences.
  • Helps students, as they do the activities, develop critical thinking processes, science process skills and positive attitudes or habits of mind.
  • Encourages 'talk' throughout. This is vital as it helps students develop their language capabilities.
  • Gives numerous exercises that allow students to hone their penmanship skills.
  • Contains enticing and exciting illustrations which are an integral part of the learning process.

Look out For:

  • Words to Learn feature at the bottom of each page to reinforce words learnt in the lesson
  • Use of vibrant and engaging illustrations