Oldies, but goodies! Here are lesson plans and worksheets back from September 2012 for the month of September from older versions of my curriculum. Lots of back to school, fall, and apple themed ideas!
My current curriculum offerings are similar in format but with lots of new ideas! Check out the current curriculum programs available for purchase and instant download here!
New curriculum program for the new school year! If you have used my curriculum in the past, you will love the new program available now for the new school year! Each lesson plan is set up in a similar manner and daily activities include: circle time activities, gross motor activity, sensory activity, fine motor activity, math or science activity, a craft, and a printable worksheet for every school day for months 2 through 8!
What is new for this school year?
* The alphabet is presented out of order. Letters are presented with most common letters first and the sounds are emphasized so that the transition to early reading is easier (How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Tim Seldin)
* New learning activities and game suggestions.
* All new printable worksheets for each letter, number, color, shape, and more!
* A few new themes: legos, construction, sports, let's go transportation, Pinkalicious, and more!
What is the same?
* The curriculum comes in PDF format in 2 separate files. One file contains all the lesson plans. The other file contains all the circle time posters and printable worksheets. You may save the files to you work and school computers and print as many times as you like. Viewing the daily lesson plans on a tablet/laptop to reduce printing is a great option too.
* Most lesson plans contains a: circle time activity, gross motor activity, sensory activity, fine motor activity, math or science activity, a craft, and a printable worksheet (printable worksheets every day for months 2-8). Other suggestions for songs or snacks are provided on occasion.
* The circle time posters are the same. So if you laminated them last school year, you can use them again this school year.
How to buy?
If you used the curriculum program for 2013-2014, I have re-named that program Curriculum Program A.
If you want to buy the new curriculum program for 2014-15, you will want to order Curriculum Program B.
Please see my Curriculum Overview page for sample pages and my Store for ordering information.
So we melt old crayons into various shapes all year long in the oven, but because it has been so hot, we wanted to see if the SUN could melt our crayons. 100 degrees yesterday, and yes, the sun melted our crayons! Great science experiment for the summer! Tip: set a timer for 30-60 minutes so that you can go back outside and check the progress. Smaller pieces may melt better.
Have a collection of corks sitting around? Wrap them up in tape and make some cork stampers! Great chunky grip for little hands. We made flowers and mosaics, there are so many other design options to create!
Another fun and easy activity for the Summer months! Teach a lesson about ice, melting, and freezing. Talk about what happens when 2 colors are mixed together.
Click the image below to download a PDF file of my free Summer Reading Bingo Printable. This can be used for a range of ages, not just preschool, and not just school age, but both! We are heading to the library today to get started on our summer reading program and to check out some new material. Many libraries have free summer reading programs that your children can sign up for and receive prizes after completion of their reading goals.
Homemade file folder activities are inexpensive and easy ways to introduce letter and number recognition.
The games made here also show introduce number and alphabet order.
Repurpose your bottle caps and turn them into a letter matching activity!
The letters are lined up in ABC order.
You can also use the foam numbers to make a number line matching activity as well.
Making our own chenille stem and bead obstacle course was so much fun! First we painted a piece of old foam board. Then we added chenille stems by poking through the foam board. Beads were added throughout. Pom Pom Trufula trees were also add later. The kids added trains, play figures and cars and had a fantastic time!