February 2017 Curriculum

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The February monthly curriculum theme is
Transportation and Community Workers!

In the transportation unit, classrooms will be discussing the different ways to get around; by land, by air and by water. Activities will include an outside game of red light/ green light, creating shape/ name trains, and going on an imaginary boat/ bus/ airplane ride.

In the community workers unit, children will learn that a community can be small with only a few buildings and homes or large with many buildings and homes. The people in the community help each other by offering goods and services. Activities will include making badges, hats and community vehicles.

Children will also engage in celebrations that occur during this month. For Groundhog’s day, children will learn about what the shadow of a groundhog means and engage in a game of shadow tag. For Mardi Gras, children will learn what the colors purple, green and gold symbolize. They will also be making festive masks.

For Valentine’s day, children will be talking about friendship, making Valentine cards and Valentine bags. On February 14, classrooms will host parties for the children to celebrate.

In the transportation unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as caravan, cargo and transport. In the community workers unit, vocabulary will include the names of the jobs, such as, doctor, firefighter, dentist, mechanic, and shop keeper. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Reflection.
Social and Emotional Development: Conflict resolution.
Physical Development and Health: Personal care and healthy behavior.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Reading. Book enjoyment and knowledge.Writing.
Mathematics: Data analysis.
Creative Arts: Pretend play.
Science and Technology: Tools and technology.
Social Studies: History.

Color of the month: Pink 
Shape of the month: Heart 
Letters of the month: K & L
Numbers of the month: 11 & 12

December 2016 Curriculum

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Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Hanukkah Sameach – Heri za Kwanzaa
The December monthly curriculum theme is
Holidays Around the World!!

The children will experience winter holiday traditions celebrated in different countries. Children will learn that winter holidays are not celebrated the same everywhere.

In the United States, most children celebrate Christmas. In class children will decorate a Christmas tree, make holiday wreaths, candy canes and reindeer.

In Mexico, children have a Christmas celebration called La Posadas. Santa Claus is not a symbol of the holiday but the bright red suit is represented by the traditional flower of the season; the poinsettia.

In Israel children celebrate Hanukkah. Children will make and play a game with their self-made dreidels. They will make a menorah and learn the meaning of the 8 candles and the reason for the 9th candle.

In Africa, children celebrate Kwanzaa. Children will make woven placemats, which will reflect the traditional Kwanzaa colors; red, black and green and learn the meaning that each color represents.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Initiative and planning.
Social and Emotional Development: Emotions. Building relationships with adults.
Physical Development and Health: Gross motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Speaking. Listening and comprehension.
Mathematics: Number and counting. Geometry: Shapes and spatial awareness.
Creative Arts: Art.
Science and Technology: Observing and classifying. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions.
Social Studies: Knowledge of self and others.

Color of the month: Red and Green 
Shape of the month: Triangle
Letters of the month: G and H
Numbers of the month: 7 & 8

October 2016 Curriculum

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It’s Fall and October’s monthly curriculum theme is
Fall and Fall Festivities.

The classrooms will be welcoming autumn by celebrating harvest time and the changing foliage. Classrooms will discuss the change of seasons and what is different in our environment when seasons change, for example, temperature/ weather changes, change in foliage, shorter days, etc.

The kids will also learn that fall is a time for harvest and learn about various fruits and vegetables that are harvested during this time. Activities will include leaf rubbings, leaf paintings, and making scarecrows and pumpkins.

Children will also engage in Fall Festivities such as Halloween. Children will learn about Halloween safety. The classrooms will carve a pumpkin and create their own Jack-o-Lanterns. Art activities will focus on Halloween. On Monday, the day of Halloween, classrooms will host parties and parades for the children to dress up and partake in trick or treating.

In the fall unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as autumn, foliage, harvest, and scarecrow. In the fall festivities unit, vocabulary will include Halloween, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy apples. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Problem solving with materials.
Social and Emotional Development: Building relationships with other children. Community.
Physical Development and Health: Fine motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Phonological awareness. Alphabetic knowledge.
Mathematics: Measurement. Patterns.
Creative Arts: Movement.
Science and Technology: Natural and physical world.
Social Studies: Geography.

Color of the month: Orange
Shape of the month: Circle
Letters of the month: C and D
Numbers of the month: 3 & 4

September 2016 Curriculum

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The September monthly curriculum theme is
Dinosaurs, Reptiles and Pond Life!

Each week, the teachers will focus on a different topic pertaining to the month’s theme. Children will learn the names of various dinosaurs and some characteristics of each. Activities will include making dinosaur puppets, a dinosaur march and a creating their own dinosaur fossils. The children will also get to be like an herbivore dinosaur and engage in a veggie tasting.

In the reptiles and pond life unit, children will learn that a pond is a small body of still water and that many animals such as frogs, snakes, dragonflies, and turtles call the pond home. Children will also learn about the frog and its life cycle. Activities will include making turtles, chameleons and frogs.

In the dinosaurs unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as fossil, herbivore, carnivore, and dinosaur names such as stegosaurus, pterodactyl, and tyrannosaurs rex. In the reptiles and pond life unit, vocabulary will include amphibians, habitat, lily pad and tadpole. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Initiative and planning.
Social and Emotional Development: Emotions. Building relationships with adults.
Physical Development and Health: Gross motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Speaking. Listening and comprehension.
Mathematics: Number and counting. Geometry: Shapes and spatial awareness.
Creative Arts: Art.
Science and Technology: Observing and classifying. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions.
Social Studies: Knowledge of self and others.

Color of the month: Black
Shape of the month: Square
Letters of the month: A and B
Numbers of the month: 1 & 2

August 2016 Curriculum

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The August monthly curriculum theme is “Sunsational”!

Summer brings hot weather, picnics, pools and vacations. Children will love learning and enjoy our fun “sunsational” summer themes.

August 1-5:  Circus

  • “Musical Chairs”
  • “Ringmaster May I”
  • Lions
  • Clowns
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 8-12:  Under the Sea

  • Tropical Fish
  • Sharks
  • Jellyfish
  • “Crab Walk Races”

July 18-22: Lights, Camera, Action

  • “Minion Monday”- Special movie event
  • Minions
  • WMG Walk of Fame Stars

August 15-19:  WMG Olympics

  • Olympic Rings
  • Medals and Trophies
  • “Relay Races”

August 22-29: All About My Summer

  • Summer Memories Picture Frame
  • Dream Catchers
  • Popsicle’s and Ice Cream
  • End of Summer LUAU!!

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Reflection.
Social and Emotional Development: Conflict resolution.
Physical Development and Health: Personal care and healthy behavior.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Reading. Book enjoyment and knowledge. Writing.
Mathematics: Data analysis.
Creative Arts: Pretend play.
Science and Technology: Tools and technology.
Social Studies: History.

Color of the month: Blue
Shape of the month: Crescent 
Letters of the month: X, Y & Z 
Numbers of the month: 24 & 25

July 2015 Curriculum

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The July monthly curriculum theme is “Sunsational”!

Summer brings hot weather, picnics, pools and vacations. Children will love learning and enjoy our fun “sunsational” summer themes.

July 4-8: Mad Science

  • Bubble Painting
  • Static Electricity w/ Balloons
  • Magnetic Touch: Experiencing Magnets

July 11-15: Wild, Wild West

  • Cowboy Boots
  • Sheriff Badges
  • Cacti
  • “Trail Mix”- Creating your own version of this tasty snack

July 18-22: Lights, Camera, Action

  • “Minion Monday”- Special movie event
  • Minions
  • WMG Walk of Fame Stars

July 25-29: Outerspace

  • Rockets
  • “Marshmallow Constellations”- Creating constellations with marshmallows and toothpicks.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Problem solving with materials.
Social and Emotional Development: Building relationships with other children. Community.
Physical Development and Health: Fine motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Phonological awareness. Alphabetic knowledge.
Mathematics: Measurement. Patterns.
Creative Arts: Music. Movement.
Science and Technology: Natural and physical world.
Social Studies: Geography.

Color of the month: Brown
Shape of the month: Star
Letters of the month: U & V
Numbers of the month: 21, 22 & 23

June 2016 Curriculum

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The June monthly curriculum theme is Summer Fun!

Summer brings hot weather, picnics, pools and vacations. Children will love learning and enjoy our fun “sunsational” summer themes.

June 6-10: Aloha summer

  • Design your own surfboard
  • “Best friends day”- friendship bracelets
  • Popsicle Paradise

June 13-17: WMG master chefs

  • Paper Pizza
  • “Fresh Veggies Day”-sampling vegetables

June 20-24: Spirit week

  • Monday: Movie/ Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day
  • Wednesday: Neon Day
  • Thursday: Sports/Jersey Day
  • Friday: Superheroes & Villains

June 27- July 1: Party in the USA

  • American Flags
  • Fireworks

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Initiative and planning.
Social and Emotional Development: Building relationships with adults.
Physical Development and Health: Gross motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Speaking. Listening and comprehension.
Mathematics: Numbers and counting. Geometry: Shapes and spatial awareness.
Creative Arts: Art
Science and Technology: Observing and classifying. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions.
Social Studies: Knowledge of self and others.

Color of the month: Yellow
Shape of the month: Hexagon
Letters of the month: S & T
Numbers of the month: 19 & 20

May 2016 Curriculum

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The May monthly curriculum theme is
Rainforest and Jungle!

The children will learn about the four levels of a rainforest. The levels are emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor. Children will also learn about animals that live in the rainforest and jungle. They will discuss the similarities and differences between both environments.

The theme includes activities and games that will have the children playing “Monkey See, Monkey Do”, creating monkeys, jungle cats, elephants and pandas and even exploring all of the sounds in a rainforest.

In the rainforest unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as tropical, monsoon, canopy, camouflage and vegetation. In the jungle unit, vocabulary will include vines, foliage, and habitat.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Reflection.
Social and Emotional Development: Conflict resolution.
Physical Development and Health: Personal care and healthy behavior.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Reading. Book enjoyment and knowledge. Writing.
Mathematics: Data analysis.
Creative Arts: Pretend play.
Science and Technology: Tools and technology.
Social Studies: History.

Color of the month: Green
Shape of the month: Cone
Letters of the month: Q and R
Numbers of the month: 17 & 18

April 2016 Curriculum

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The April monthly curriculum theme is
Bugs, Butterflies and Gardening!

Each week, the teachers will focus on a different topic pertaining to the month’s theme. The children will learn the differences between an insect and a spider, as well as learn to identify “body” parts of an
insect. Classrooms will discuss the life cycle of a caterpillar to a butterfly.

Children will also learn about gardening in the spring. One of the most important lessons a young child can learn from gardening is an understanding of where food comes from. Children are more likely to take an interest in trying vegetables they have grown themselves. Each child will partake in planting and caring for their own classroom vegetable garden.

In the bugs and butterflies unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as habitat, insect, antennae, metamorphosis, and chrysalis. In the gardening unit, vocabulary will include soil, root, stem, and harvest. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Problem solving with materials.
Social and Emotional Development: Building relationships with other children. Community.
Physical Development and Health: Fine motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Phonological awareness. Alphabetic knowledge.
Mathematics: Measurement. Patterns.
Creative Arts: Music. Movement.
Science and Technology: Natural and physical world.
Social Studies: Geography.

Color of the month: Purple
Shape of the month: Pentagon
Letters of the month: O and P
Numbers of the month: 15 & 16

March 2016 Curriculum

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The March monthly curriculum theme is
Farming and Farm Animals!

Each week, the teachers will focus on a different topic pertaining to the month’s theme. This month children will learn about life on the farm, the job of a farmer, animals that live on a farm and how to
care for farm animals. They will also learn how farming and farm animals affect their daily lives.
The children will be introduced to new vocabulary words such as agriculture, harvest, pasture and tractor. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Initiative and planning.
Social and Emotional Development: Emotions. Building relationships with adults.
Physical Development and Health: Gross motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Speaking. Listening and comprehension.
Mathematics: Number and counting. Geometry: Shapes and spatial awareness.
Creative Arts: Art.
Science and Technology: Observing and classifying. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions.
Social Studies: Knowledge of self and others.

Color of the month: Red
Shape of the month: Diamond
Letters of the month: M and N
Numbers of the month: 13 & 14