The September monthly curriculum theme is
Dinosaurs, Reptiles and Pond Life!

Each week, the teachers will focus on a different topic pertaining to the month’s theme. Children will learn the names of various dinosaurs and some characteristics of each. Activities will include a dinosaur puppet show, a dinosaur march and a matching game. The children will also become paleontologists engaging in a dinosaur fossil dig.

In the reptiles and pond life unit, children will learn that a pond is a small body of still water and that many animals such as frogs, snakes, dragonflies, and turtles call the pond home. Children will also learn about the frog and its life cycle.
In the dinosaurs unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as fossil, herbivore, carnivore, and dinosaur names such as stegosaurus, pterodactyl, and tyrannosaurs rex.

In the reptiles and pond life unit, vocabulary will include amphibians, habitat, lily pad and tadpole.  They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

Infant/Toddler Objectives:

  • Sense of self: Expressing initiative.
  • Creative representation: Pretending.
  • Movement: Moving parts of the body and moving the whole body.
  • Communication and Language: Listening and responding. Communicating interests nonverbally.
  • Exploration and Early Logic: Exploring objects and exploring categories.

Preschool Objectives:

  • Initiative: Expressing initiative.
  • Social relations: Relating to adults.
  • Creative representation: Making and building models.
  • Movement and Music: Moving in various ways. Moving with objects.
  • Language and Literacy: Listening and understanding speech. Using vocabulary.
  • Mathematics and Science: Sorting objects. Identifying patterns. Comparing properties.

Color of the month: Black
Shape of the month: Pentagon
Letters of the month: Q and R
Numbers of the month: 17 and 18