Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Are you a preschool teacher who is excited to begin a new school year in a few months? If so, it is never too early to start planning. The better organized you are the more time you will have to actually enjoy teaching this coming year. Here is an idea of a typical scope of curriculum for a year of preschool. Keep in mind that these ideas can be altered and tweaked to your liking, and this is only a rough agenda for curriculum.
Amazing Apple Theme- Apples come in colors from red to green- use this theme to learn about the types of apples, what is inside an apple, and even count apples!
Suggested Letters- A, D and B
Suggested Numbers- 1,2,3
Suggested Shape- Circle
Suggested Colors- Red and Green
Fall is Fun Theme- Create a festive Fall theme for your classroom, and explore pumpkins, bats and crisp leaves!
Suggested Letters- H, N and J
Suggested Numbers- 4 and 5
Suggested Shape- Square
Suggested Colors- Orange and Black
Turkey and Traditions Theme- Count down to Thanksgiving and learn about not only the turkey, but also this important holiday filled with
traditions from long ago and today.
Suggested Letters- G, Z and T
Suggested Numbers- 6 and 7
Suggested Shape- Rectangle
Suggested Colors- Brown and Yellow
Happy Holidays Theme- Winter holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate the holiday traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Involve all of your students and their family traditions in your classroom education and celebration!
Suggested Letters- Q, M and L
Suggested Numbers- 8 and 9
Suggested Shape- Triangle
Suggested Colors- Gold, Silver and shades of Red and Green
Popular Penguins Theme- Explore the Penguin families, and enjoy learning about all things black and white. Be sure to explore plenty of penguin crafts and munch on Oreo's, too!
Suggested Letters- P, I and Y
Suggested Number-Double Digit 10
Suggested Shape- Oval
Suggested Colors- White and Black
Hearts and Hugs Theme- Explore all things love this month, and be sure to make cards for friends and family on Valentine’s Day!
Suggested Letters- V, X and C
Suggested Numbers- 11 and 12
Suggested Shape- Heart
Suggested Colors- Pink and Purple
Let's Go Fly a Kite Theme- The windy month of March is a lends itself naturally into learning about and making colorful kits!
Suggested Letters: U, K and S
Suggested Numbers- 13 and 14
Suggested Shape- Diamond
Suggested Colors- Grey and Eggshell or Off White
Everyone Loves the Earth Theme- Use Earth Day to learn all about our wonderful planet, as well as ways your class can help keep our home clean and safe.
Suggested Letters- F, E and R
Suggested Number 15, 15 and 17
Suggested Shape- Semi Circle
Suggested Colors-Tan and Teal
Summer Fun in the Sea Theme- Turn your classroom into a beach and learn all about the underwater creatures, as well as swimming safety!
Suggested Letters-O and W and Review
Suggested Numbers- 18, 19 and 20
Suggested Shape- Star
Suggested Colors-Review all