Monday: Music and Movement
- We play music and the children dance and act out the songs.
- We give the children scarves and/or streamers to use as they move to the music.
- We play a variety of musical instruments, some of which are homemade.
- We have musical parades!
- The children will explore a variety of art materials to create masterpieces!
- The children will draw, paint, paste things, use modeling clay, work with play dough, to name a few!
- We encourage the children to express original ideas and feelings about the art they are creating.
- Art assists in the children's coordination, development of small muscle skills, learning to recognize colors and textures, and develop creativity and pride in their creations.
- During library time, the children gain the foundation for reading and writing.
- It's also a place where the children can relax and enjoy the wonderful world of children's literature.
- We read books to the children to introduce new ideas, to develop pre-reading skills, and to help children develop a love for books.
- The children will check out a book every Wednesday, and the following Wednesday they will return it so they can check out another one!
Thursday: Mad Science
- We will take nature walks and discuss the changes in the seasons/weather, the growth of plants and flowers, and all the animals in the sky and on the ground.
- Collect "things" to experiment with, and use a variety of scientific mediums such as a magnifying glass, scale, magnets, etc. to test out a hypothesis.
- We will study the 5 senses to determine which sense or senses are used in a particular experiment or situation.
- We will also work not only on their large muscle activity, but also their fine motor skills.
Friday: Dramatic Play
- We will read a book, assign parts to the children from the book and then have them act out the book.
- They use props and make-believe about a wide variety of topics.
- When children pretend, they have to recall experiences they have had and re-create them.
- We also encourage imagination and ask them to talk about what they are doing.