We are diving into spring with some fabulous play and learning ideas! Our theme based preschool program from Mother Goose Time. Ocean Commotion has some fantastic projects focusing on early literacy, mathematics, and creative arts. There are also some inspiring community challenges that reinforce teamwork and encourage group play.
The kids and I are really looking forward to all the monthly themes for 2018!
Week 1: Seascape
Week 2: Large Sea Creatures
Week 3: Small Sea Creatures
Week 4: Ocean Exploration
Ocean Commotion comes with teacher resources that make planning and executing a fun learning experience achievable and organized.
There is a separate teacher guide for each week of the program. The guides include all the instructions you need for daily activities and projects with book recommendations, play suggestions, and helpful skill building tips. A learning objectives and overview page gives a weekly pictorial summary of all the projects.
Daily Child Projects
“Ocean Commotion” is jam packed with wonderful projects focused on community challenges, creative arts (invitations to create & make and play), small group math and literacy, and table top math and literacy.
A quick pictorial overview of the daily projects and art included in the first week is shown below. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see the finished projects 🙂
Here is a quick sampling of some of the projects my kids are looking forward to the most:
- Into the Cave
- Dolphin Trainer
- Ship Repair
- Coral Collage
- Octopus Windsock
- Jellyfish Hat
Small Group Math and Literacy
- Seaweed Chips
- Big as a Whale
- School of Fish
Tabletop Math and Literacy
- Diving for Shells
- Shark Teeth
- Counting Seahorses
Calendar and Daily Activities
We also have a whole new list of suggested books and outdoor and STEAM inspired play ideas.
We’ll be sure to share some of our favorites on Facebook and Instagram!
Each month comes with thematic manipulatives. This month, shells are included.
These manipulatives are used in several of the Mother Goose Time activities and we are most looking forward to using them with our “Constellation Designs” and “Building Comets and Stars”.
The month’s musical selections are Blues and Swing-Inspired Children’s Music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Jellyfish Jiggle” and “Lobster Tale.”
We’ll be moving and grooving to Dancing in the Ocean!
***The music CD is included with the monthly curriculum purchase.
Dance n’Beats is an optional dance and fitness program.
This month also includes a celebration kit for Earth Day.
We’ll be playing”Save the Earth” and creating a “Planet Earth Art.”
There are also some fabulous ideas for holiday snacks and exploration stations!
We will also be learning about “Jonah and the Whale” with “God Asks Me to Obey,” from Experience God (Christian curriculum add-on).
The toddler is always included thanks to the Little Goose Program (toddler supplement).
We will also be adding “More Reading and Writing“and “More Math,” as part of Mother Goose Time’s prek and kindergarten enrichment program.
We hope you’ll join us as we dive into “Ocean Commotion!”
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