Language: introduction to letters, name recognition, colors, numbers, shapes, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs.
Each week beginning in September both morning and afternoon we focus on a new letter, color, number, shape and nursery rhyme.
Week # Letter Color Number Shape Rhyme___________
1. A Red 3 circle Humpty Dumpty
2. F Blue 5 square Little Boy Blue
3. M White 8 triangle Hey Diddle Diddle
4. R Orange 12 rectangle Mother Hubbard
5. T Brown 9 oval Old Women In A Shoe
6. O Purple 1 heart Mary Had A Little Lamb
7. J Green 7 star 1,2,3,4,5
8. D Yellow 11 diamond Hot Cross Buns
9. G Black 4 pentagon Crooked Man
10. K Pink 10 octagon Song of Sixpence
11. S Red 6 hexagon Old King Cole
12. W Blue 2 shamrock This Little Piggy
13. Y White 14 circle Ba Ba Black Sheep
14. V Orange 5 square Little Miss Muffet
15. H Brown 8 triangle Itsy Bitsy Spider
16. L Purple 12 rectangle Twinkle, Twinkle
17. X Green 9 oval Hickory Dickory
18. U Yellow 1 heart Pat-A-Cake
19. Q Black 7 star Little Bo Peep
20. E Pink 11 diamond Little Jack Horner
21. Z Red 4 cresent Three blind mice
22. N Blue 10 octagon Jack and Jill
23. I White 6 hextagon Mary Quite Contrary
24. B Orange 2 shamrock Queen of Hearts
25. C Brown 3 circle Three Little Kittens
26. P Purple 15 oval Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat
Once we complete this list then we review two to three letters and numbers again weekly. New rhymes are added weekly also.
Other topics covered:
Environmental education - Earth, nature, trees, rocks, mountains, wild animals, oceans, rivers, lakes, earth day, recycling, beaches and desserts.
History: Grandparents, Columbus Day, Washington/Lincoln, Martin Luther King, early forms of transportation and more.
Creative Expression: Dramatic play, color focus. Creative art is a child's own creation. He/she is free to create or design their own ideas using chalk and water, water color, various size brushes and other shaped painting tools, feather painting, salt painting, vegetables for creating shapes, shape rubbings.
Character Education: Manners, making friends, sharing feelings, kindness.
Geography and multicultural: We're alike yet we're different, world celebrations, saying goodbye and hello around the world. Homes/family life around the world, holiday celebrations, winter around the world, clothing around the world, music and dance around the world, various foods and mealtimes, games and toys played around the world.
Sensory: touch, smell, taste, hear and see activity (i.e. clay, sand, water, playdough, shaving cream and more)
Pre-Math: counting, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, building blocks, cubes, sequencing.
Science: Germs, healthy habits, self-help skills, nature, animals, water table, sense of sight, etc.
Safety: Why we have rules. What is 911? Keeping safe at home and at school. Fire safety and fire fighters. Toy safety. Stranger safety. If I get lost what should I do, animal safety.
Literacy/Books for all ages: encourages language, stories and finger play.
Music Appreciation: introduction to instruments and their sounds. Different types of music and dance.
Physical Skills - Fine motor - tearing, snipping, fringing, cutting strips, cutting on a line, cutting shapes. Large motor - bounce a ball, catching, throwing, gallop, skipping, hit an object, jump, push, roll our bodies, pull, kicking, hopping, balance beam.
Social Development - About me, home and family, special days, community helpers, clothing.
Cooking - combines; math, reading, creative thinking, science, sensory experiences and social skills.