Thursday, May 19, 2011

Curriculum 2011-2012 Tot School and K4

I have finally finished the official *until I change it* curriculum for both classes... I will have 4-5 children for K4 and 6-8 children for Tot School.... I am beyond excited!!! That being said...the curriculum is really a list of goals for us to hopefully accomplish this upcoming school year... whether or not that actually happens....we will have to wait and see...

TOT SCHOOL (Ages 2 & 3)

  • Circle Time
    • Calendar
      • Days of the Week
      • Months of the Year
      • Holidays
      • Counting
    • Number, Letter, Shape, Color of the Week
    • Songs
  • Pre-writing
    • Lots of Tracing
    • Mazes
    • Drawing Lines to Match Items
  • Pre-Reading Skills
    • Recognizing Capital Letters and their sounds
      • Letter of the Week Craft
    • Find the Letter –Upper case
    • Correlation between sounds and object: A is for apple...
      • Alphabet Box
  • Math
    • Number Recognition and counting 1 -10
    • Sequencing
    • Patterns
    • Matching
    • Puzzles
    • Recognizing shapes
    • Sets & Logic - Which one is different/ does not belong
  • Science
    • Baking (although I suppose this could also go under Math)
    • Very Elementary Chemistry
    • Units
      • Farm Animals
      • Plants and Flowers
      • Ocean/ Sea life
      • Weather
      • Seasons
      • Fruits/Vegetables
      • The Five Senses
      • Hot/Cold
    • Projects and field trips
  • Music
    • Singing
    • Learning about other instruments, rhythm, dancing
  • Art
    • Colors
    • Mixing Colors/ Color Wheel
    • Shades of Colors
    • stART projects
    • crafts
  • Fine Motor Skills
    • Practice Cutting
    • Fine Motor Activities
      • Clothespins, Transfers, stickers, etc.
  • Gross Motor Skills
    • Catch & Throw
    • Kicking a Ball
    • Obstacle courses
  • Listening Skills/ Following Directions
  • Sensory Bins
  • Practical Life
    • Button snake
    • Zipping
    • Snapping
    • Cutting
    • Lacing

Anticipated Purchased Curriculum:

*Hand Writing Without Tears

K4 (Age 4) – Typically they have done Tot school and preschool already

  • Circle Time
    • Calendar
      • Days of the Week (Review)
      • Months of the Year
      • Holidays
      • Counting
    • Number, Letter, Shape, Color
    • 1-100 Days of School Countdown
    • Weather
    • Make the Date in Change
    • Spanish
    • States (all 50)
    • Songs
  • Writing
    • Writing Capital Letters (Review)
    • Writing Lower Case Letters
    • Writing sight words
    • Writing Numbers 1-100
  • Reading Skills
    • Recognizing Capital and Lower Case Letters and their sounds (Review)
    • Beginning sight words
    • Letter Blends
    • Correlation between sounds and object: A is for apple...
    • Rhyming words
    • Beginning Readers
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Story Telling
  • Math
    • Number Recognition and counting 1 -100
    • Counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to 100
    • Sequencing (Review)
    • Patterns {Review}
    • Puzzles
    • Value of coins and dollar bill
    • Telling time to the nearest 15 mins
    • Addition facts through 10
    • Subtraction facts through 10
    • Opposites
    • Sets & Logic - Which one is different/ does not belong
    • Measuring to nearest inch(review)
    • Weighing objects
    • File Folder Games
  • Science
    • Baking (although I suppose this could also go under Math)
    • Units
      • Farm Animals
      • Plants and Flowers
      • Ocean/ Sea life
      • Jungle Animals
      • Weather
      • Seasons
      • Fruits/Vegetables
      • The Five Senses
      • Hard vs. Soft
      • Heavy vs. Lite
      • Float vs. Sink
      • Hot vs. Cold
      • Dinosaurs
      • Levers/ Pulleys
    • Projects and field trips
  • Geography
    • Compass
      • North, South, East and West
    • New York- In depth
    • 50 States (Names, General Regions, Capital)
    • Continents – passports getting stamped as we study different parts of the world
    • Post Card Exchange to track on classroom map
    • Projects and field trips
  • Intro to Spanish
    • 1-20 Numbers (review)
    • Numbers 21-100
    • Colors (review)
    • Days of the Week, Months of the Year
    • Household and classroom objects (glue, table, phone, stove, etc.)
    • Simple Phrases
  • Music
    • Singing, learning about other instruments, rhythm, dancing
    • Intro Music theory
  • Art
    • Colors (Review)
    • Mixing Colors/ Color Wheel (Review)
    • Shades of Colors
    • stART projects
    • crafts
  • Fine Motor Skills
    • Cutting (review and more practice)
    • Learning to Tie
    • Fine Motor Activities
      • Clothespins, Transfers, stickers, etc.
  • Gross Motor Skills
    • Catch & Throw
    • Kicking a Ball
    • Stopping a Soccer Ball with foot
    • Passing a Soccer Ball with feet
    • Dancing
    • Obstacle Courses
  • Listening Skills/ Following Directions
  • Sensory Bins
  • Practical Life
    • Dialing a phone
    • Address and phone number
    • Tying Shoes
  • Anticipated Purchased Curriculum:
    • *Hand Writing Without Tears
    • *All About Spelling/ Reading
    • *Road Trip USA/ Expedition Earth
    • *K4 Expansion Pack

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

21 comments:

Lexi said...

I've taken the HWT course---preschool and school age. I really like it and do it with Isaac and my students.

Lexi said...

Just wanted to add...I'm trying to fashion a Batman MatMan for tomorrow...good times.

Amy said...

I have HWT K and 1st grade- we are no longer using them, would you like to have them?? the K version is lightly used, but the 1st has only a couple of pages written on. I also have a ton of other pre-k and k items. We are no longer homeschooling, so have WAY too much stuff here. :) Someone once helped me out in a HUGE way by donating a curriculum to me, so I'd like to pass on the favor and help someone else out.

The girl who painted trees said...

I wish I could convince my friends to drop preschool and come do "homeschool" with me:) You are so lucky to have students and be able to teach from home. Do you charge tuition? Or is this for friends?

Giggly Girls said...

Looks like it's going to be a fun year for your students!!

Tettelestai said...

i am uber impressed that you wrote your own curriculum, that is amazing!! it looks great!!

Our Country Road said...

Great list! How often does your group meet?

Mary said...

Great list!

Very Blessed Mamma said...

Wow, you really have things figured out!

That is a huge list. I don't know if I could be that organized. lol

Thanks for linking up with me. I always love to see what others are using.

I know, I really shouldn't read about it too much, cause then I will want others things too! HA

~Heather said...

I'm visiting you from the curriculum link-up at Training Children up for Christ. I was so busy planning out the year for my boys that I totally forgot to work out the preschool lessons for my girls :( I'm so thankful that all of you moms on this link-up included those to remind me!

Very Blessed Mamma said...

I am now following you too!

Christa said...

Looks like a fun & busy year.

Beth said...

How fun! I wanna come to your house :0) I am going to glean some of your ideas, thanks for sharing!

Our Peculiar Lives said...

Wow, that is a big list! Great job! Have a great year!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

This is a great list. The little ones are going to be very blessed by the time and thought you've put into this!
-Catherine

Lisa said...

Wow, your list looks really good. I am now following you.

swt_angel_79 said...

Really great lists! Hope the year goes well for you!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Awesome lists! Wishing you and the kids a great year!

Shawntele said...

It looks you are really organized for the coming year; great list! I have my kids curriculum picked out but need to plan now.

Chef Penny said...

Fantasic list! I loved Handwriting without tears!

Amy said...

I will have to come back and inspect this list more closely when I am not so tired...