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Primary Seasons and Themes
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 Monthly Index:
September ~ October ~ November ~ December
January ~ February ~ March ~ April ~ May ~ June

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  • First Day of School

  • Back To School

  • Apples

  • The Wheels On The Bus

  •  Kissing Hand

  • Helping Hands

  • All About Me

  • Names

  • Alphabet

  • Numbers

  • Colors

  • Shapes

  • Sorting

  • Book Unit: "Mrs. Bindergarten"

  • Book Unit: "Chicka Chica Boom Boom"

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  • October Fun

  • Fall/Autumn

  • Fall Leaves

  • Thanksgiving

  • The Farm

  • Pumpkins

  • Halloween

  • Turkey

  • Fire Safety

  • Spiders

  • Bats

  • Nocturnal Animals

  • Bones

  • Scarecrow

  • Counting

  • Graphing

  • Book Unit: "Where The Wild Things Are"

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  • Peace

  • Remembrance

  • Fire Safety

  • Community Helpers
     

  • Patterning

  • Letter Sounds

  • Seasons/Changes

  • Bears

  • Nursery Rhymes

  • Book Unit:

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  • Evergreen Trees

  • Christmas

  • Hanukkah

  • Kwanza

  • Holidays Around The World

  • Reindeer

  • 5 Senses

  • Patterning

  • Letter Sounds/Phonemic Awareness

  • Gingerbread

  • Book Unit: "The First Snow"

  • Book Unit:  "The Polar Express"

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  • New Year

  • Chineese New Year

  • Martin Luther King

  • Winter

  • Mittens

  • Penguins

  • Snow

  • Clifford

  • 3-D Shapes

  • Book Unit: "The Mitten"

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  • February Fun

  • Friendship

  • Black History Month

  • Jungle Animals/Africa

  • Groundhog Day

  • Valentines Day

  • Healthy Teeth

  • 100 Days of School

  • Addition

  • Transportation

  • Space

  • Book Unit: "Clifford"

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  • Lion and Lamb

  • St. Patrick's Day

  • Rainbows

  • Dr. Seuss

  • Dinosaurs

    Spring

  • Kites

  • Weather

  • Metamorphosis/Frogs

  • Book Unit:  "Froggy"

     

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  • Earth Day

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Plants

  • Food Groups

  • Butterflies

  • Chicks

  • Eggs

  • Baby Animals

     

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  • Plants

  • Insects

  • Ladybugs

  • Gardens

  • Cinco De Mayo

  • Pets

  • Fairy Tales

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  • Summer

  • Rainbow Fish

  • Oceans

  • Beach

  • Under The Sea

  • Book Unit: Rainbow Fish


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  HRSB Primary Teachers
        
Primary Curry/Ms. Clarke -  Chricton Park Elementary
             Primary Mitchell - Portland Estates Elementary
             Primary Tiwana - Portland Estates Elementary
             Primary Trethaway - Harry Hamilton Elementary
             Primary  McBride-Wentzell - Beechville, Lakeside Timberlea Elementary

  Exemplary Primary/Kindergarten Teacher Sites US:
             Mrs. Fischer's Kinder Themes - theme units and theme day celebration days for each month of the year
             Mrs. Ballingall's Kindergarten - a wealth of resources including theme pages and learning center ideas
             Mrs. Zakowski's Kinder"garden" - theme and book ideas, cooking with kids, family projects, to name a few
             Inside Kindergarten - 15 fun-filled cross-curricular theme units for all seasons of the year
             Mrs. Newmans Kindergarten - many resources including a very nice theme unit page in progress, stay tuned...
             The Kinderhive - units, bulletin boards, technology ideas, instructional games and much, much more...
             Apples For A Teacher - a website full of resources for Primary grade teachers
             Mrs. Sirios' Farm - lots of teaching tidbits such as themes, class chants/poems, games, and report comments
             Mrs. Buchel's Kindergarten - nice site word lists. and Dolch word bingo to print out
             Mrs. Cox's Class - nice themes based on Nursery Rhymes and a comprehensive list of children's author links
             Mrs. Stewart's Kindergarten - fantastic monthly themes with center ideas
             Mrs. Soley's Sunsational Kindergaren - many innovative teaching ideas for Primary/Kindergarten
             KinderNet - lots of  thematic extensions for partents, students and early childhood educators
             Calico Cookie Kindergarten - some nice literacy ideas, theme units, and classroom management items
             K-Crew Kindergarten - excellent theme units and balanced literacy resources

Exemplary Commercial Early Childhood Sites:
        
Hummingbird Educational Resources - a huge collection of ideas for planning your thematic units, a must see
             Activity Idea Place - lots of ideas and some photos of activities of popular EC themes
             ShapeBooks.com - make your own shape books at this site, some free for downloading


  Multiple Theme Unit  Sites
             A World of Kindergartners - theme ideas listed alphabetically

  Learning Centers - sites selected to make your center planning easier

Center Management

Mrs. Beggs Center Management Ideas
Mrs. Moore's Classroom Centers

Literacy Centers

 Literacy Centers (Mrs. Ballingall)
Practical Literacy Centers (The Learning Leap)
Theme Related Literacy Centers (Teacher.Net post)
Literacy Centers (K-Crew)
ABC Centers (Hubbards Cupboard)
Literacy Centers (Mrs. Bonthius)
LiteracyCenter.Net (computer center games for Primary)
Beginning Reading and Writing: Literacy Center Ideas (CanTeach)
Reading Centers (Mrs. Stoll)
 

Developmental Centers

 Developmental Centers (Mrs. Ballingall)
ABC123Kindergarten Centers (combined Literacy/Developmental)
Linda Holliman Center Photos (courtesy ABC123Kindergarten)
Learning Center Ideas (Busy Teacher's Cafe)
Primary Learnng Centers (Teacher.Net post)
Developmental Centers (Mrs. Burns)
Month By Month Learning Centers (Mrs. Beggs *currently under construction*)
Stormie's Learning Center Ideas (5 pages, must click center page links on bottom to view)
Teachers' Corner Learning Centers
Almost Heaven Centertime
 

September

October

Starting School Centers
A Bushel of Apple Learning Centers
Apple Centers
Apple Center Ideas
All About Me Learning Centers
Colors and Shapes Centers
Names Center
Name Center Ideas
Colors Centers
Nursery Rhymes Centers
Shapes Centers


Leaves Are Falling Center Ideas
Fall Centers
Down On The Farm Centers
Thanksgiving Ideas
Thanksgiving Centers
Turkey Centers
Pumpkin Centers
Scarecrow Centers
Happy Halloween Learning Centers
Trick or Treat Centers
Spider Learning Centers
Spider Learning Centers (2)
 

November

December

Community Helpers Centers
Bears Centers





 


Gingerbread Centers
Gingerbread Boy Learning Centers
The Gingerbread Man Learning Centers
Christmas Center Ideas
Christmas Centers and Learning Games
Christmas Craft Centers
Holiday Centers
Hanukkah Centers
Kwanza Centers
Reindeer Center
 

January

February


Snow and Winter Center Ideas
Snow Fun Centers
Mitten Centers

 


Dental Health Centers
Valentine Learning Centers
Valentine's Day Centers
100th Day Centers
 

March

April


Weather Centers
St. Patrick's Day
Spring Centers
Dinosaur Centers
 


Egg-cellent Chicken Centers
Spring Center Ideas
Butterfly Centers
Eggs Centers
Baby Farm Animals Centers
 

May

June


Pond Centers
 


Oceans of Fun Centers
 

Making Math Mats For Centers

Mrs. Tunkel's Kooky Clover Game - instructions to make math mats for every thematic unit

Learning Center Signs

Center Signs (PreSchool Printables)
Center Signs (abcTeach)

  I Can Read Resources:
            class books
           
Class Books - photos and descriptions of class books to make throughout the year
                  Class Books At the Teacher's Corner -
a  great collection of class books to make
           
Kim's Collection of Class Made Books -  individual student and class made books inspired by Kim
                  Kims Family Love Student Made Book - a nice book to make during the first month of school

           
A-Z Shape Book Patters (Houghton Mifflen) - lined and unlined patterns for shape books
           
Class Books Around The Year - nice list of class books to make from Mrs. Sirois Farm
           
Class Books Ideas (Teacher.Net) - lengthy list of class books to make with your students
           
Class Books Around The Year  - descriptions of several class book to make for each month

            emergent books
                  The Teacher's Bookbag - affordable reproducibles for emergent readers

            songs/chants/poetry
           
Kinderthemes Songs and Poems - poems and songs for September
                  CanTeach - poetry for every season and theme

                  monthly rhymes for pocket charts
           
KinderCorner's Monthly Rhymes  - pocket chart rhymes for each month of the year

                  plays and puppet shows
           
Zoom Playhouse - play and puppet show scripts

   Special Needs Resources For Inclusive Classrooms:

           about inclusive education
          
"Expanding The Circle Presentation" - effective schoolwide practices of inclusive education

           auditory processing strategies

                 Visual Strategies in Kindergarten - making picture schedules and task cards using Boardmaker
                 
                theme units
           
Early Childhood Themes - early childhool special needs thematic units
                Circle of Inclusion -lessons and download materials
 

  Bulletin Boards
      
      Bulletin Board Displays at the Teacher's  Korner -  some nice photos of  class bulletin board displays
                 Bulletin Boards That Teach at KinderNet - a bulletin board center for every month of the school year
    
    Computer Center Ideas
           
Signing Words -
use this site to learn how to sign your spelling words

    Special Class Programs
          
 Star Student - sample letters and forms, photos and a description of a "Star Student" ceremony
                 We Are All Stars- a nice art activity to kick off your Star Student program

   Fine Motor Programs and Activities

                 TSL Books Kindergarten Letter Formation/Handwriting Practice Printables



   

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