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Sample Curriculum


Theme: Myself and My Community

-Getting to know us, our families, our school

Expedition: Deer Creek Clean-up

                    Hirschman's Pond

Events: Indigenous People's Day Celebration

             Celebration of Green Day

Trait: Growth Mindset, Feelings & Needs

Academic: Name & number recognition

Nature: Caring for our neighborhood, Apples

Self sufficiency skill: Fire & water safety


Theme: Harvest - Farms & Fall

-Seasons, What comes from farms

Expedition: Local farm visit

                    Leaf hike

Events: Dia de los Muertos

             Celebration of Yellow

Trait: Cause & Effect, Empathy, Responsibility

Academic: Word recognition, number sequencing

Nature: Soil & plants, Pumpkins

Self Sufficiency: Staying found, tending our needs


Theme: Community Helpers

-Community workers, and our own contribution

Expeditions: Air attack fire fighter base

                      Public Works equipment visit

Events: Art fundraiser for local cause

             Celebration of Orange

Trait: Negotiation, Kindness

Academic: Writing, number sense

Nature: trees & birds, corn

Self Sufficiency skill: physical and emotional boundaries


Theme: Diversity - Celebrating our differences - Holidays & traditions from around the world

Expeditions: Elderly Living Center visit

                      Library & Art Gallery

Events: Diwali, Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanza, Omisoka and Christmas celebrations

              Celebration of Red

Traits: Courage, Adaptability

Academic: Story, adding & subtracting

Nature: weather & water, citrus

Self Sufficiency Skills: mindfulness

Daily Schedule

-Centers- arts, crafts, games, and sensory activities that integrate the monthly theme, math and language arts

-Movement- Yoga, circle game, dance

-Welcome circle– welcome song, check ins, calendar time (math, language, science incorporated), theme concepts, story and reading, fingerplay

-Music- singing, playing instruments, rhythm games

-Snack- kids help cook, serve, sing thank you song, and clean up  

-Outside free play- self directed discovery

-Group active games- focused on gross motor skills, brain hemisphere connection, balance, strength

-Garden time- watering, caring for kitties, tending our space

-Self care- potty, handwashing, water station

-Lunch- sweet community gathering time

-Siesta- with stories, music, stretching, putting our stuffies to sleep

-Inside or Outside free play- self directed discovery

-Art/Craft- integrated into the month’s theme

-Story & Discussion– story that integrates the monthly theme, or class meeting time

-Clean up time- kids take time to be stewards of their community space

-Snack- kids help serve, sing, and clean up

-Closing circle- puppet show, circle game, gratitudes/favorite moments, closing song

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