With the school year approaching, I decided to take the time to figure out exactly what topics and themes I wanted to cover with my daughter. While she will be three soon and tot schooling has been great, I wanted to transition more to monthly preschool themes with a more structured curriculum including preschool learning objectives. While in many ways, it will be similar to our weekly learning themes, separating by month will give us more flexibility and an opportunity to focus on broader concepts
How to use these Monthly Preschool Themes
Much like the weekly learning themes, the monthly ones are goals for the month and the weeks to keep us on schedule. While one of the themes is Language and included letter recognition and sounds, we will be covering 3 letters per month as well and focus will be more intensive during that month. The same goes for seasons; it is apparent that seasons will be discussed during the time of the year we experience it, but seasons as a whole will be something we focus on more all at once during the theme.
If you choose to use my monthly themes, divide them up as you see fit, shuffle them around, and use in whatever order suits your needs. I have chosen 9 themes to be used from September to May in the order I plan to use them.
Monthly Thematic Units for Kids
Before I start actually posting units, I would love some feedback on my lesson plans! Here’s the sneak peek I would love feedback on >> Where Do I Live W1 U1
As I used each monthly preschool theme, I will change the text to a link so you can see what we did, books we used, and objectives we covered.
- All about me
- Where I live
- Characteristics of me & Self-confidence
- Letter Recognition & Sounds
- Signs & Symbols
- How we speak to others, manners, and body language
- People, Family, and Home
- Community Helpers
- Number recognition
- Time & Clocks
- Household Pets
- Farm Animals
- Outer Space
- Stars & Constellations
- Rockets, Satellites, and space travel
- Telescopes, Observatories, and Planetariums
- Walking, unicycles, bicycles, and tricycles
- Cars, motorcycles, and scooters
- Boats, ships, and on the water
- Public Transportation
- Cooking & Baking
- Healthy foods, Treats, and portion sizes
- Fruits and veggies
- Fire safety, care for dangerous items, and food safety
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!