We are welcoming fall with Mother Goose Time as we begin our unit on Weather All Around Us!
The kids and I are really looking forward to all the monthly themes for 2017-2018!
Week 1: Weather
Week 2: Seasons
Week 3: Changes
Week 4: Storms
Weather All Around Us 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
“Weather All Around Us” 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:
Community Challenges inspired by
- thunder shaker
- building a rainbow sculpture
- making leaf creatures
Small Group Math and Literacy
- rolling snowballs
- measuring hail
- lightening letters
Tabletop Math and Literacy
- ice cube coloring focused on the letter C
- counting clouds
- windy letters
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, colorful links and bear 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 “Sunny Shapes” and to create “Ordering Kites”.
The month’s musical selections are folks-inspired children’s music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Drip Drop Rain” and “Wind Moves Me.”
***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 a Pumpkin Patch.
We’ll be playing”Pin the Patch on the Scarecrow” and creating some “Pumpkin Eater Snacks.”
We will also be learning about “Esther Saves the People” with “God Asks Me to Be Brave,” 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 adventures as we learn more about “Weather All Around Us!”
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