Saturday, January 4, 2014

Preschool Weekly Themes.

I've never really blogged that much about the logistics or knowledge of teaching before, just my emotional posts about a really good or really bad day. So, this year you will get some more teaching posts, filled with all my wisdom (which isn't that much).

First, I'm going to post a list of weekly themes that I have used or are currently using. I teach all year round, so I've included summer themes also. I have researched "preschool weekly themes" numerous times over the years, so hopefully this can be helpful for ideas. Enjoy!

The first list is what I did my first year of teaching, the second is what I currently use (so clearly, I think list two is better, although there is no right answer).

January- Arctic Animals, Hibernation, Snowmen/Snowflakes, Snow Fun and Snow Toys, Transportation
February- Showing Love, Community Helpers (Health), Community Helpers (Safety), My Body
March- Fruits, Vegetables, Exercise, Praising God
April- Easter and Flowers, Creepy Crawly Bugs, Caterpillars and Butterflies, Watch it Grow
May- Colors, Shapes, Letters, Numbers, Opposites
Summer was different that year (long story), so I don't have themes because the whole center did something else.
September- Taking Care of Me, All About Me, Little Celebrations, Feelings
October- Tasty Apples, Changing Leaves, At the Farm, Pumpkins
November- God Takes Care of Me, Family, Friends, Thanksgiving
December- Treats and Decorations, Christmas Gifts, Christmas (2 weeks)

January
Winter (I usually do two weeks of winter since one week is shortened due to Christmas/New Year)
Arctic Animals
Colors
Opposites
February
Shapes
Valentines/Showing Love
Letters
Numbers
March
Community Helpers (Health- doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, etc. I had a dentist, fire station, and police station come in during these two weeks.)
Community Helpers (Safety- police, fire, construction, etc.)
Jobs (any other random jobs that I didn't cover in the previous two weeks)
Under the Sea
April
Spring
Caterpillars and Butterflies (I order the butterfly kit from Insect Lore and it's awesome)
Easter (I teach at a Christian school)
Garden
My Body
May
5 Senses
Nutrition
Safety
Exercise
June
Good Manners
Classic/Favorite Stories
Summer (I usually do two weeks)
July
4th of July
Lois Ehlert
Eric Carle
Dr. Seuss
Veggie Tales
August
Beach
State Fair
Vacations
All About Me
September
Feelings
Friendship
Nursery Rhymes
Transportation
October
Farm
Harvest
Hibernation
Fall
Weather
November
Dinosaurs
Zoo
Thankfulness (2 weeks)
December
Babies/Baby Jesus
Christmas (2 weeks, then closed for Christmas)



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