Welcome to our captivating December Focus for Kindergarten! This month is filled with exciting opportunities for learning and celebration. Join us as we dive into letter sounds and recognition, explore holiday traditions, engage in numeracy activities, and embrace the magic of STEAM.
Our MINDS ON is designed to engage learners!
OUR LITERACY PROGRAM is designed after the science of reading and includes phonics, phonemes, reading, comprehension and is modelled after Heggerty and Orton Gillingham.
Our NUMERACY Lessons are scaffolded and designed to follow the correct scope and sequence of the kindergarten curriculum.
OUR STEAM is designed to foster ingenuity, problem solving and self regulation.
OUR ARTS/SCIENCE/ PLAY BASED is FUN and engaging and low prep (who has time to cut out 32 templates???)
OUR FUN FRIDAY CHALLENGES create excitement after learning all week and celebrate fun in KIndergarten.
Each month includes:
- Daily Minds On
- Daily Literacy
- Daily Numeracy
- Daily Arts, Science, Play Based
- Weekly STEAM (STEM) challenges
- Centre Ideas
- Read Aloud List
- ALL worksheets and Templates
- Sensory Recipes
- Songs and Rhymes
- Pre sourced free videos
- Curriculum connections
- Materials List
- BONUS SCISSOR SKILLS PACKAGE
Introducing our comprehensive lesson plan package designed specifically for kindergarten teachers, homeschoolers, and those new to teaching kindergarten! This all-in-one resource is packed with everything you need to deliver engaging and effective lessons to your students. Let's explore what's included:
Clickable Lesson Cards: With just a click, access pre-recorded lessons led by experienced teachers. Watch as the teacher guides you through each step, offering valuable vocabulary, strategies, and hints along the way. Perfect for homeschooling or for new teachers seeking guidance in delivering effective kindergarten lessons.
Lesson Plan Cards: Step-by-step lesson plans in printable format. Simply print and follow along, eliminating the need to write out plans from scratch. Ideal for those moments when you need a quick lesson plan or when you have a supply teacher covering your class.
Read Aloud List: A carefully curated list of engaging and relevant books that complement the learning skills and big ideas covered in each lesson. Enhance your students' literacy skills and foster a love for reading.
Centres List: A compilation of exciting and educational centers to incorporate into your monthly curriculum. These centers will provide hands-on experiences for your students, promoting exploration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Sensory Recipes: Get ready to engage your students' senses with our collection of sensory recipes. From playdough to slime, these recipes will add a tactile and interactive element to your lessons, making learning even more memorable.
Printables and Worksheets: While our focus is play-based learning, we understand the need for some printables and worksheets. You'll find a selection of high-quality resources to support your lessons, ensuring a balanced approach to instruction.
Bonus Materials: As an added bonus, we provide extra materials to enhance your teaching experience throughout the month. These resources could be additional activities, templates, or helpful tools to support your lessons and classroom management
In December we focus on:
🔤 Letter Sounds and Recognition: Develop strong letter sound and recognition skills with a focus on the letters O, L, B, F, and G. Through engaging activities and worksheets, children will reinforce their understanding of letter sounds and strengthen their literacy foundation.
🎉 Holiday Traditions and Celebrations: Immerse students in discussions about their own traditions and explore celebrations around the world. Foster cultural awareness, empathy, and an appreciation for diversity as children learn about different customs and holidays.
🔢 Numeracy Skills: Strengthen numeracy skills with activities focused on concepts such as "one more, one less" and "two more, two less" in numbers up to 10. Utilize number lines and engage in 3D shape exploration to reinforce key mathematical concepts.
🔬 STEAM Activities: Ignite curiosity and creativity with our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities. Build a snowman, construct an ice structure, and navigate a jingle bell maze as children engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning experiences.
🍭 Sweet Treats Included: Our comprehensive package includes a variety of engaging resources to support learning and exploration:
- 20 Centre Ideas
- 2 Songs and Fingerplays
- 2 Sensory Recipes
- 30 Read Aloud Suggestions
- Writing Activities
- Sound and Letter Sheets
- Art Activities
- Numeracy Activities, including "roll a number" games
- Kaboom Cards
- Celebrations and Traditions Activities and Templates
- Worksheets and Templates to support the above lessons
- Curriculum Connections to US COMMON CORE and Ontario Canada checklists.
🌟 Unlock the Joy of December Learning: Join us on this exciting journey of discovery, as we celebrate traditions, develop foundational literacy and numeracy skills, and foster a love for STEAM. Embrace the magic of the season and watch your kindergarteners thrive!
📚 Explore our December Focus for Kindergarten today! Includes a BONUS Everything Christmas Activity Package.