I am not a big one for "planning" preschool themes, but Jen has inspired me, so I have decided to at least do a few things around a topic each month. I like the idea of having seasonal topics that relate well for science, so we are going to start with apples. The older ones will be included with some higher level books and drawing assignments in their nature notebooks. Here is what I am planning for September.
The Boy, A Kitchen, and His Cave
icon of St. Euphrosynos
Three in One: A Picture of God
Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book
whole and half
Apple Fractions for older ones
growth cycle of apples
kinds of apples
where apples grow
How Do Apples Grow - good reader for little princess
Apples - higher level science for older ones
Geography, History, Literature:
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
The Apple & the Arrow - for olders
The Three Golden Apples - Hawthorne version Greek myth
color and fruit vocabulary
"me gusta" phrase usage
apple prints with apples
shading lessons for older ones
visit apple orchard (we actually just did this last week)
pick apples from our own apple trees
make apple pie & applesauce from our apples (maybe even apple ice cream?)
apple recipes to explore
here is another tasty sounding recipe - for apple bread
Well, I am sure I have missed some great ideas, so if you have any suggestions, hit me with them! And thanks Jen for motivating me! I am glad I finally decided to go with Amazon Prime - I can procrastinate on planning, find a great idea from someone else, and get the books here in just a few days :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
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unbelievable-maybe i'll use your plans because i'm not writing that out for mine(today has been a very unmotivating day for me so far!)- it sounds great!
Thank you so much for sharing these ideas! We are going to be reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World for Five in a Row soon!
Amazon Prime is so worth it around here! We just read A Boy, a Kitchen and His Cave yesterday for the feast. A little long, but the pictures are so beautiful that even the 3-year-old sat through it. I love it.
Some great ideas you have here for preschool.
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