July’s monthly curriculum theme is
African Safari!

The children will learn about the different animals that live in Africa. They will use their senses to explore just like the animals of the African savannah. For example they will listen like an elephant, use their nose like a lion, and use their eyes like a cheetah.

The children will learn new vocabulary words such as safari, wildlife, savannah, camouflage, rhinoceros, and cheetah. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

Infant/Toddler Objectives: Sense of self: Distinguishing self from others. Social Relations:  Relating to another child. Expressing emotion. Creative representation:  Exploring building and art materials. Movement: Moving with objects. Communication and Language: Participating in give-and-take communication. Speaking. Exploration and Early Logic: Developing number understanding. Exploring space.

Preschool Objectives: Initiative: Solving Problems with Materials. Social relations: Relating to other children. Resolving interpersonal conflict. Creative representation: Drawing and painting pictures. Movement and Music: Feeling and expressing steady beat. Moving to music. Language and Literacy:  Using complex patterns of speech. Showing awareness of sounds in words. Demonstrating knowledge about books. Mathematics and Science: Counting. Identifying position and direction.

Color of the month: Brown

Shape of the month: Oval

Letters of the month: M and N

Numbers of the month: 13 and 14