3’s and 4’s Curriculum
Welcome to preschool! We have a fun month planned for all and are looking forward to a great year!
The first two weeks of school we will focus on learning the rules and routines of the school and classroom. We will focus on adjusting to being away from our families and making new friends. We will have stories and games to help us get to know each other. We will dive right into tracing our names, cutting and many fun art projects to help us learn about each other.
Share and Tell will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. Please help your child pick something they would like to share with the group. Please help them remember to bring something. Nothing too big please.
Our color of the month is red and our shape is circle. We will explore a new shape and color every month.
Week 3: Sept. 6-10: We will begin our alphabet with letter Aa. We will write it, color it, make its sound , begin sign language and learn words that begin with Aa. We will do alphabet art projects all week too such as apples, acorns, alligators and airplanes. We will also taste some apples and sort them by color.
Week 4: Sept. 13-17: Our letter of the week is Bb. We will continue each week with sound, writing, word and sign language. Please have your child bring a Teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal for our teddy bear picnic/share and tell. We will be counting and sorting bears. We will have fun letter Bb art such as Bees, bears, boats, birds and butterflies.
Week 5: Sept. 20-24: Letter Cc week. We will continue with writing, coloring and sign language. Art will include cats, caterpillars, cookies and cupcakes. If you have a stuffed cat or pictures of your real cat bring those for share and tell! We will be playing a caterpillar pattern game too!
Week 6: Sept. 27-Oct1: Letter Dd week. Learning about dinosaurs all week! There will be tons of dino stories, songs and games! Please bring your favorite dino for share and tell and wear those dinosaur shirts too! We will talk about who eats meat versus who eats plants. Art will include dinosaurs, dogs, ducks and dragons.
We will be writing our names on the back of our papers and artwork all year. We will write it in yellow marker so the kids can trace it and begin to learn how the letters are formed. We would like you to practice at home too beginning with a capital letter followed by lowercase letters. This is the way they will
write it their whole lives so it is helpful to begin that way. Thank you! If we ever send home something with their name spelled wrong please forgive us but drop us a note in their folder so we can correct it right away!