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Program Themes for July 2012

Program Themes for July 2012

Below is a sampling of some activities your child may participate in during the month of July 2012.

 

Infants

Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Participating in interactive conversations and games with adults using books, puppets, and summer-related items
  • Motor: Coloring with chunky crayons; taking hats on and off; moving to songs and fingerplays
  • Cognitive: Searching for hidden photos; exploring musical instruments; sorting and categorizing objects with an adult
  • Sensory: Exploring the textures of different types of sandpaper

 

Toddlers

For Toddlers, the theme is “Sand.”  Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language: Discussing photo cards and books about summer and sand; exploring beach-related magnets
  • Creative Arts: Creating colored sand art by sprinkling colored sand onto papers with glue
  • Sensory: Exploring sand with sand toys such as shovels, hand rakes, sifters, sand molds, and buckets
  • Dramatic Play: Pretending to go camping with props such as tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, and boots and singing camping songs

 

Discovery Preschool

For Discovery Preschool, the theme is “Water.” Sample activities include:

  • Library & Language Arts : Exploring water-related books and photo cards; using words to describe the textures of flannel letters and tactile cards; Listening to the featured book Swimmy by Leo Lionni read aloud
  • Creative Arts: Creating watercolor paintings in a variety of ways such as by painting at an easel, painting at a table, painting tissue paper with water, and painting with sponges
  • Science & Sensory: Exploring water with toys such as water wheels and watering cans; understanding the properties of water with objects that float and sink
  • Dramatic Play: Role-playing and pretending at a car wash
  • Math & Manipulatives: Matching shapes with plastic shapes, shape picture cards, and shape sorting mats

 

Preschool

Preschool classrooms will follow Summer Camp curriculum. The weekly themes being explored during this month are Art-Tastic, Fruity Feasts and Vegetable Treats, and Astro Adventures. Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing recipes and invitations; Reading and discussing theme-related books
  • Creative Arts:  Making sculptures with clay and pipe cleaners; Printing with produce; Creating space creatures
  • Science & Sensory: Using colored ice cubes to mix colors; Exploring soil and planting seeds; Preparing and exploring Alien Slime
  • Dramatic Play: Role playing in an art museum; Pretending to be cooks, waiters, and customers in a restuarant; Pretending to be astronauts and scientists launching a spaceship
  • Math and Manipulatives: Creating shape mosaics; Weighing and measuring fruits and vegetables

 

Prekindergarten

Prekindergarten classrooms will follow Summer Camp curriculum. The weekly themes being explored during this month are Art-Tastic, Fruity Feasts and Vegetable Treats, and Astro Adventures. Sample activities include:

  • Library and Language Arts: Writing recipes and invitations; Reading and discussing theme-related books
  • Creative Arts:  Making sculptures with clay and pipe cleaners; Printing with produce; Creating space creatures
  • Science & Sensory: Using colored ice cubes to mix colors; Exploring soil and planting seeds; Preparing and exploring Alien Slime
  • Dramatic Play: Role playing in an art museum; Pretending to be cooks, waiters, and customers in a restuarant; Pretending to be astronauts and scientists launching a spaceship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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