Ready or not the holiday season is upon us! The kids are all kinds of excited and anxiously looking for fun filled things to occupy their little hands on cold days. I’m very grateful that our thematic, preschool program from Mother Goose Time is providing us with so many fun and engaging activities in our newest unit, Winter Wonderland!
The kids and I are really looking forward to all the monthly themes for 2017-2018!
Week 1: Ice and Snow
Week 2: Alpine Tundra
Week 3: Tundra Animals
Week 4: Life in the Arctic
Winter Wonderland 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
“Winter Wonderland” 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:
- Dress a Snow Friend
- Leaping Leopards
- Snowman Names
- Paining with Pinecones
- Yak Sack
Small Group Math and Literacy
- Snow Cover
- Pinecone Measure
- Arctic Animal Bingo
Tabletop Math and Literacy
- Sizing Icicles
- Plant a Forest
- Foxes and Berries
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, snowflake builders and counting cubes 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 “Snowflake Builder Tabletop Math” and to create “Trail Patterns”.
The month’s musical selections are Classically-inspired children’s music.
We’ll be listening and dancing to “Penguin Huddle” and “Snowflakes Falling.”
***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 Santa’s Workshop.
We’ll be playing”Reindeer Training Game” and creating some “Santa Spoon Puppets.”
We will also be learning about “The Nativity Story” with “God is Love,” 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 in “Winter Wonderland!”
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