School is in session: For the summer!
I have had a blast this year working at JHW elementary and working with a great kindergarten team [not to mention just a great JHW team in general!]. And now I get to do more of the "fun stuff" this summer. I guess it's true. What my mom has told me all along: teaching is in my blood :)
I've been working on summer lesson plans to keep us busy for 10 weeks and to continue opening up a wonderful world for my sons. Listed below is what I have so far. Not complete and always open for suggestions and input :)
Here we go!
[Aaron]: Letter recognition [which he's pretty well got down], writing all letters, writing his name with out tracing, proper use of a book, proper terminology, beginning phonics
[David]: Easy reader books, vocabulary, writing, sight words, phonics
Each theme/unit will last one week: the human body, animal kingdom, ocean life, weather, bugs, earth science, space, physical science, kitchen science.
Each week we will do a different country, doing various crafts, information learning and cooking a dish from each country. The countries are: Mexico, Australia, France, America [put over the 4th of July week], United Kingdom [in honor of my mother and sister :)], China, Italy, Austria, Egypt and Iceland.
[Aaron]: Number recognition to 20. Patterns, shapes
[David]: Addition, subtraction, patterns, terminology [on top of, under, beside, etc].
10 different themes ranging from learning about an artist and doing art to support that to specific projects:
Learning about colors/shapes to make pictures/Rainbow colors, Van Gogh, Monet, Leonardo Da Vince, Pottery/ceramics, Picasso, Michelangelo, sculptures, Art using nature, art & craft time for "new teacher 2012-2013 welcome gift."
I don't have much here yet. But I know for 3 weeks I want to concentrate on classical music and some composers and hopefully find a orchestral show to take them too. Orchestral instruments, drums/drum circles.
Schedule for the day:
9:30-10:00: Language Arts
10:00-10:30: Outside play/snack
11:30-12:00: Social Studies
12:00-1:00: Centers/Free time & Lunch
1:00-2:30: Naptime for Aaron/Quiet reading rest time for David
2:30-3:30-Outside play time
And that's what I have so far! It's going to be a fun summer! And thank goodness for Pinterest! So many good ideas too!