As cold days are moving in quickly in our part of the country, the kids and I are transporting ourselves to warmer places with our newest themed unit from Mother Goose Time, Rainforest Adventure!
The kids and I are really looking forward to all the monthly themes for 2017-2018!
Week 1: Forest Layer Floor
Week 2: Understory Layer
Week 3: Canopy Layer
Week 4: Emergent Layer
Rainforest Adventure 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
“Rainforest Adventure” 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.
Here is a quick sampling of some of the projects my kids are looking forward to the most:
- Save the Jaguar Home
- Lily Pad Leap
- Leaf Cutter Ants – Carrying Leaves
- Sprout Experiment
- Mushroom Math
- Egg Carton Ants
Small Group Math and Literacy
- Plant Shapes
- Measuring Mushrooms
- I Spy an Ant
Tabletop Math and Literacy
- Hide the Jewel (Letter J)
- Picking Mushrooms
- Ant Patterns
Calendar and Daily Activities
We also have a whole new list of suggested books and outdoor and STEAM inspired play ideas.
Each month comes with thematic manipulatives. This month, pattern blocks and fish counters 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 “Plant Shapes” and to create “Orchid River”.
The month’s musical selections are Latin-inspired children’s music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Jaguar Crawl” and “Peekaboo Gecko.”
***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 Thanksgiving.
We’ll be playing”Turkey Bowling” and creating some “Corn Painting.”
We will also be learning about “Adam and Eve” with “God is Just,” 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 on our “Rainforest Adventure!”
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