CURRICULUM
3 YEAR OLDS
JANUARY

 
LETTERS:
Jj, Kk,Ll, Mm

 Magic letter bag, dot the letters, letter related projects, letter collage individually or a large group collage.

 NUMBER: 
5
#5 projects



 SHAPE: 
Triangle 3 even sides, Introduction to 3 dimensional shapes
Rectangle (4 sides, long & short lines)
Collage the triangle & rectangle
Make rectangles with Popsicle sticks, cookie cutter shapes, tracing stencils, big & small rectangles, ordering rectangles by size.
Have a box with objects in it of varying shapes: circle, square, triangle and rectangle.  Have children close eyes, touch a shape and guess what shape it is. Children could participate by shape hunting at home and/or in the classroom.
SHAPE SONGS, SHAPE GAMES 

 
CONCEPTS:
Short/long, big/small, ordering of size (biggest to smallest & smallest to biggest), more/less (compare shapes –circles to squares, triangles to rectangles.

Sort buttons by shape, size and number of holes, etc.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Penguins
Polar Bears
Melting, Freezing & Evaporation

 WINTER:
Experiments (Brr! It’s Frosty!), (Freezing/Melting/Evaporation), (Ice & Salt)

 
WINTER CLOTHES:
Snow stories, snow songs and snow-people crafts, snowmen match, mittens & mitten match, ice skates, parachute snow fun. 

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January
CURRICULUM
4-YEAR OLD PROGRAM

 

 CONCEPTS:
First, Next, Last (3 & 4 step sequencing cards & cut & paste sheets), same & different, sorting & matching

 

LETTERS:
Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Show & tell, chart words, letter chart game, felt board
Work sheets - letter writing, and “All About Me Letter Workbooks”. Zaner Blouser Writing & Reading Program

 

NUMBER 5, 6 & 7:
-Cut & paste sheet used along with manipulative
- putting groups together for addition and taking groups apart for subtraction & taking the set of adding and subtracting.
-We use Hands on 10 frames & 10-frame cut and paste worksheets
-Dimensions and Shapes
- measurements

 
ART AREA:
Free, creative art for the month of January: collage, play dough, different media, painting, easel, etc.
Painting (free interpretation of the "artist of the month")

 
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Music & Movement CD’s, instruments, winter songs and finger-plays, parachute, bean bags, hoola hoops, scarf dancing & balls

 

AUTHORS , ARTISTS and SCIENCE:
Miss Joan – Jackson Pollocks/Magnets/Eric Carle 
Miss Toby– Van Gogh/ Magnets/Eric Carl

Miss Kelly- Picasso/Magnets/Eric Carle

 

GROUP ACTIVITIES:
Winter murals, activities related to authors and stories including winter stories, graphing winter clothes and January weather, charting winter words, sequencing the building of a snow person and many other related activities. These are a few examples.

 Free-play manipulative: one to one correspondence, patterning with cubes, sequencing card games.

This is a basic core program. Many additional activities are added throughout the month.