During the summer months, we change our curriculum and add field trips to make things a little more fun for the kids. While we do still incorporate learning and teaching into all curriculum, we do more "fun" stuff in the summer. Below is an outline of the theme's that we will be focusing on this summer. Please see our monthly activity calendar for special dates and activities.
In the past, we have attended trips to the park, the splash pad, movies at our local theaters, local rollerblading rinks, Blue Bell Factory, Oil Ranch in Hockley, TX, Grand Station Bowling, and the Dinosaur Park to name a few.
This week we will explore the ocean and learn all about the creatures that exist under water. We will learn about salt water creatures as well as fresh water creatures. During art time, we will be making our own ocean scenes as well as different ocean and fish activities.
This week we will visit the old west. We will learn about how cowboys and cowgirls lived and worked. We will be making "Wanted" posters, handkerchiefs and on Friday, we will dress up like cowboys and cowgirls. YeeHaw!!
This week we will visit the beach and have lots of fun building our own sand castle and making our own sun glasses!! We will be splashing around the playground on slip-and-slides, splash pools and sprinklers!!
This week we will learn all about Independence and what it means to be an American. We will be making our own American Flags and necklaces out of red, white, and blue. On Friday, in honor of our independence and our country, we will wear red, white or blue.
Prince and Princess Week
This week we will learn all about royalty. We will identify our favorite prince or princess from fairy tales. We will be making our own castles and crowns. On Friday, we can dress up like a prince or princess at daycare!
This week we will have lots of fun making lanterns, grass skirts, and leis. We will be learning about Hawiian traditions and we will have our annual lual.
This week we will learn about pirates and pirate ships. We will divide into groups and hide a buried treasure and we will make a treasure map so that they other group can locate the buried treasure!! On Friday we will dress up like Pirates!!
This week we will learn about all the different kinds of music - rock and roll, country, contemporary, classical, blue grass, rap, etc. and we will be listening to each type of music available to us. On Friday, we will dress up like our favorite rock star.
This week we will learn about the rainforests and all the animals that live in the rainforest. We will learn the difference between animals that live in the rainforest and those that live in other parts of the world.