Themes and Activities

Themes and learning goals for the month:

May

  • Bee Award - Honesty
  • Life cycle/ parts of the butterfly
  • Art and music investigations
  • Writer's workshops
  • Composing numbers/ problem solving/ making number stories
  • Continue math circles (sorting, patterning)

April

  • Earth Day - appreciating our natural environment
  • Welcoming spring - planting / observing seasonal changes using 5 senses
  • Visit Leaside Library
  • Continue Reading Responses
  • Science Experiments/ Recipes

March

  • Non-fiction text features
  • Reading Responses
  • Using our senses to compare winter and spring
  • 3D art with paper

February

  • Continue daily math problem solving (using picture, ten frame, number line, number sentence)
  • Focus on friendship and feelings (re-visiting rules of positive social interactions, how to be a good friend)
  • Counting to 100 by ones, twos, fives and tens
  • Making and sharing 100 collections
  • Begin weekly Writer's Workshop (starting at the end of the month)
  • Learning about Penguins (in preparation for non-fiction pathway)

January

  • Learning Jolly Phonics motions/ letter sounds and Handwriting without Tears letter formations for letters T - Z
  • Daily problem solving activities, learning addition and subtraction
  • winter changes
  • Bee Awards - Personal Best

December

  • Learning Jolly Phonics motions/ letter sounds and Handwriting without Tears letter formations for letters I - S
  • Learning winter songs and poems
  • Winter crafts
  • Learning about cultural celebrations - Hanukkah, Diwali, Eid, Ramadan, Kwanzza, Christmas, etc.
  • Bee Awards Theme - Respect

November

  • Learning to produce numbers 1 -10
  • Representing numbers in variety of ways (ten frame, number line, on fingers, number sentences, tally, picture, dice, etc.)
  • Learning the Jolly Phonics motion and sound and Handwriting without Tears letter formation for letters A - H
  • Bee Awards theme - Appreciations

October

  • Learning about Apples - life cycle, parts of an apple, how bees help to pollinate apples
  • Numeracy - learning how to count, print numerals 1 - 10, add numbers
  • Recognizing environmental changes (leaves turn colour, fall to the ground, it's cooler out, animals prepare for winter, days become shorter and nights become longer, etc.)
  • Learning about living and non-living things
  • Show and Tell presentations - learning to be respectful audience members and learning question words (who, what, where, when, how, why, did, is)
  • Using kitchen technology (apple peeler, measuring cups and spoons)
  • Bee Award this month - Respect

September

  • Learning class/school routines
  • Months of the year
  • We are all different / We are all alike - graphs/surveys
  • Name graphs, surveys, bar graphs, pictographs and tallies

 

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