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Monthly Themes

April 2018 Theme  
Due Date: 4/30/2018

The color of the month is:  Black/Gray

The shape of the month is: Heart

The concept is: Describing

  

 The letters of the week are:  

"start at the top"....

 

X- slide down \ jump up and cross over /

Y- little line slant down, jump to the top, big line slant down

Z- little line across, slant down, little line across

Practice all letters - Alphabet Party 

Practice writing first names

Continuing with spring and all that it encompasses, this week’s theme is related to a child’s  fascination with insects and bugs. The children will become aware of the differences between insects and spiders and the ways that those creatures are helpful.  Most insects have 3 body parts and 6 legs. Spiders have 2 body parts and 8 legs.

Some of the learning experiences planned this week include: singing and acting out some songs and finger plays, listening to and sequencing the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, watching and observing the transformation of the caterpillars becoming butterflies and creating insects out of various materials.  

 

HW: Circle the letter X’s & practice writing first name.

3-4’s ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

4-5’s (kindergarten ready) First letter capital the remaining lower case

 

There are so many ways to bring this theme into your home (without the insects or bugs entering your home).  Take a walk with your child and see how many spiders and insects you can find. Avoid touching unknown types of insects or spiders with your fingers.  Instead, use a clear jar with a lid to observe the creatures up close. Release the insects and spiders after the observation.

 

Try a great healthy snack: ants on a log: spread cream cheese on celery. Top with raisins and enjoy!!

 

 Please discuss these ideas and concepts with your child.