Thematic Units

From Amazing Animals to New Beginnings

Thematic Units

At FORESIGHT LEARNING CENTER we believe that early childhood education can provide children substantial advantages for growth, happiness and success, both in school and throughout life. Our primary goal is to help the children in our program fulfill their natural potential and enjoy these advantages.


AUGUST - AMAZING ANIMALS

  • Characteristics of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish & amphibians.
  • Identification of animal body parts, and their purposes.
  • Animal tracks - How animals move.
  • Survival - Adaptation, camouflage, instincts.
  • Habitats - Wild settings and domestic homes.
  • Training - Proper care, animal rights.

SEPTEMBER - GETTING TO KNOW YOU

  • Our different physical features.
  • Our feeling and emotions.
  • Personal Information: name, address, phone number
  • Similarities of our families and friends.
  • Being a good friend-cooperation and compassion.
  • How to make good choices that build self-esteem.
  • Magnets and Electricity
  • Machines and Simple Tools

OCTOBER - AUTUMN HARVEST

  • Farms: lifestyle, crops, animals.
  • Harvesting: cycles of pumpkins & autumn foods.
  • Characteristics of the autumn season.
  • Trees: parts of a tree; deciduous, evergreen, species.
  • Animals of the night.
  • Halloween: history, myths, traditions.
  • Weights and Measures.

NOVEMBER - OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE

  • Native American cultures: tribes, history, language, games art, foods, storytelling. Symbolism of corn: growth cycle, varieties, uses of, historical significance.
  • Pilgrims: immigration of people to America.
  • Thanksgiving Traditions: history, food preparation, family activities.
  • Trees: parts of a tree; deciduous, evergreen, species.
  • Thanksgiving celebrations of other cultures.
  • Old world trades/skills: woodworking, candle making, beading and more!

DECEMBER - SMALL WORLD CELEBRATIONS

  • Cultural Diversities - Different ways people celebrate holidays.
  • The games, foods, songs of celebrations of: Kwanza: an African-American holiday, Hanukkah: a Jewish holiday, La Posada: Christmas in Mexico; Christmas in a European country.
  • American holiday traditions - Sharing: why we give gifts
  • Plus: Astronomy: the planets, moon & stars.

JANUARY - WINTER WONDERLAND

  • Why seasons? Winter weather: snow, ice, cold temperatures, short days.
  • Winter geography: cold regionsand their people, animals & winter celebrations.
  • Winter lifestyle: winter wear, winter foods, winter travel.
  • Indoor winter activities: reading, creative writing, drama, sewing, knitting/crocheting, weaving.
  • Author Series: we'll study the stories and writing styles of our favorite authors.

FEBRUARY - HEALTHY BODIES, DEAR HEARTS

  • The five senses.
  • Nutrition/Foods: food pyramid, meal planning.
  • Winter lifestyle: winter wear, winter foods, winter travel.
  • Teeth/Dental Hygiene: parts of the tooth, brushing, flossing, the results of good dental hygiene. The organs: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines, brain, and how they work.
  • The skeleton inside you: basic bones and what they do. Habits that keep us healthy: benefits of exercise, rest, eliminating germs, and healthy eating.
  • Valentines Day activities and celebration.
  • Shadows & Light: Groundhog Day.

MARCH - OUR TOWN

  • The five senses.
  • My hometown: City, State and Country.
  • Types of transportation: Land, sea, air.
  • Community Helpers: health professionals, police and firemen, mail carriers, shopkeepers, and librarians
  • Safety: stranger awareness, traffic signs, wearing seat belts and bike helmets, fire safety.
  • Our parents work, jobs and careers.
  • Ireland's holiday: St. Patrick's Day.
  • Transportation in history.

APRIL - OUR WORLD

  • Earth's environments & eco-systems with focus on the ocean, rain forests & our local forest.
  • Birds: characteristics and migration. Food chains: food webs, the sun's energy. Resource conservation: air, water, land, trees, animals.
  • Types of transportation: Land, sea, air.
  • Community Helpers: health professionals, police and firemen, mail carriers, shopkeepers, and librarians
  • Recycling: reduce and reuse.
  • Eggs: exploration, experiments and hunt.
  • Dinosaurs!

MAY - NEW BEGINNINGS

  • Seed Identification and distribution.
  • Plant growth; flowers, stems, leaves.
  • Insect characteristics and life cycles.
  • Young Animal growth and development.
  • Spring Weather: rain, wind, warmer temperatures, longer days, gardening.
  • Spring celebrations & activities: May Day, Cinco de Mayo, kites, balloons, bubbles & more.

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