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Circle Time Calendar

Circle Time – Calendar

My preschool curriculum provides a circle time, art time, learning time and a special activity for five days per week. We start our morning program off each day with circle time. To begin our circle time, we discuss with the children the weather outside. We have the children look out the window and then we ask them "what is the weather outside?"If you have a lot of younger children they may not be able to answer correctly, then we give them hints; such as, (Is the sky white or blue?) if its white does anyone know what that means? (It’s cloudy) "Is it raining outside?" "Is snowing outside?""Is it cloudy outside?""Is it windy outside?"We have a weather chart and each day we have one of the children move the arrow to the correct weather for that day. The weather chart is included in the toddler or preschool curriculum.

Next we focus on the calendar. I will ask the children "Does anyone know what day it is?" If no one knows what day it is, I will tell them, "Today Is Thursday."I made a felt calendar with numbers that have Velcro on their backs to stick to the calendar. The children take turns putting up the numbers each day to show that days date. The Toddlers are too young to understand what a calendar is but they still have fun sticking up the numbers. Our calendar is in my dining room and the children need to climb up into a chair to be able to reach the calendar to put on the numbers. I always stand nearby when they are climbing onto the chair incase they start to fall. After the number for the day is put up, we start at number one, on the calendar and I have the children count with me, to the new date that we just placed onto the calendar. As they say the numbers I point to the numbers on the calendar to help to teach them their numbers.


     

Circle Time Song

Circle Time Songs
Seven Days Of The Week Song

After the children finish with the calendar we move onto singing. The first song we sing is the Seven Days Of The Week Song to help reinforce learning the calendar.


Seven Days Of The Week Song

There are seven days in the week, seven days in the week. There are seven days in the week. "Hold up 7 fingers"

And I know them all. "Point to self"

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Saturday is the last one. Saturday ends the week. "Teacher will point to each day on the calendar"

Repeat song.


The children learn to sing the seven days of the week song quickly, if they hear it every day, even our older toddlers can sing it!

 
 
 

Singing Songs

Circle Time Songs
Ring A Round The Rosie

Children learn quickly through songs and hands on Activities. To help reinforce each weeks theme we introduce a few new songs each week that focus on that Weeks theme. Children really enjoy songs that are interactive, where they can act out the songs with hand or body movements. We make sure to include some of the children's favorites each day, such as:

The Wheels On The Bus
If You’re Happy And You Know It
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
ABC Song
Old McDonald Had A Farm

And some finger plays we do are:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
One Two Buckle My Shoe
5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
5 Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile
Plus others.

Children like repetition so don't be afraid to sing any song the children really like on a daily basis, but try to add a few new ones each week. Don't expect the toddlers to sing with you but they really enjoy music so please sing. In time they will be showing the hand movements to the songs and nursery rhymes they hear often and before you know it they will start to sing a word or two.


     

Story Time

Circle Time
Let's Read A Story

During circle time we read a few books. At least one of the books we read is centered on our weekly theme.

We read a lot of books each day to the children. A few of their favorites are:

The hungry caterpillar
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
The Red Ripe Strawberry
Rainbow Fish
The Mitten

We also read stories or poems to the children that we can make interactive with the children, such as five monkeys jumping on the bed and then we encourage the children to act out the story.

We may put a blanket on the floor to be the bed and then have the children jump up and down and have one child pretend to bump his head and then have that child leave the "bed" . We will pick two other children too, one to be the mother and one to be the doctor.

 
 
 

Felt Board

Stories On The Felt Board

We also provide the children with felt board stories. We will show the characters and felt board props that we are reading about on the felt board, and after the story the children can come up to the felt board and play with the pieces and this gives them an opportunity to reenact the story on the flannel board. A few of the children's favorite flannel board stories are:

The three pigs
Billy goat gruff
The three bears.

Occasionally some of our circle time or learning time activities may require use of a flannel board or magnetic board. If you do not have a flannel board or a magnetic board you can improvise by using a large piece of felt for a flannel board, or your refrigerator for the magnetic board.


     

Circle Time

Circle Time
Learning Activity

We start our circle time activity with a discussion but usually involves a fun activity such as a learning activity, game, singing songs, hearing a story, etc. I try to get all the children to sit together in a circle on the floor. I never force any child to participate, but I do try to encourage participation.

Once you purchase my curriculum, you can easily find each days circle time activity by opening up the lessons and following the instructions for that mornings circle time.

Todays circle time envolves using a small cloth bag (or a pillow case) and putting some letters inside the bag. We cut out some circles from heavy paper and put letters on the circles. We then took a muffin pan and wrote the same letters onto the muffin pan. letters have been used up.

 
 
 

 Learning Time

Circle Time
Letter Activitiy

We used a 12 cup muffin pan and each cup has a different letter written on it. The children will take turns picking a letter. I will ask them what "letter" they have chosen and if they do not know the name of the letter, I will ask the other children if they know the name of the letter, if no one knows the name of the letter I will tell them the name of the letter and then I will have them matching their letter to the letter on the muffin pan and place it into the correct muffin cup holder.

We will repeat this activity with each child until all the children have had a turn or until all the


     

Learning Time

Learning Time
Learning Letters

In the picture above, we are working on teaching the children their letters. One child was working on A and it is completed above in the picture, the other child is still working on her letter.

We have taken masking tape and with the tape we have made letters for each child onto the floor. Each child received the first letter of their name to work on. The children are using mega blocks to go onto the masking tape onto the outline of each letter.

Children learn best by hands on learning. We provide the children with fun activities to help reinforce learning their letters. This activiy can also be done with numbers or shapes.

 
 
 

Art Time Painting

Art Time
Painting

In the picture above the toddlers and the preschoolers are working on their art project for the day. They are painting paper plates to make a caterpillar.

We provide a daily program for the children in our care. We have a toddler and a preschool program and combine the children to work as a group whenever possible.

Each day our program includes a daily art project. The children like "art time best of all. The children have art projects that they complete each day, usually associated with that weeks theme. Each week we have a new theme, such as; butterfly week, pet week, flower week, plus many other weeks of themes.

You can click here to view our toddler themes

Or you can click here to view our preschool themes.

As you scroll down towards the bottom of the page, you will see a listing of our weekly themes.

     

Caterpillar

Art Time
Caterpillar

In the picture above the preschooler is very proud of her "art project". She is holding up the very large caterpillar she made. The children painted paper plates and the teacher stapled them together to make a caterpillar.

We provide a daily program for the preschoolers in our care.

Our program includes circle time, art time, learning time and a special activity for each day of the week.

You can click here to view our preschool themes

As you scroll down towards the bottom of the page, you will see a listing of our weekly themes.



 
 
 

Art Time Gluing

Art Time
Snow Craft

In the above picture the children are working on their art project. Today the toddlers and preschoolers are working together on their art project. Whenever possible we have the children work on their art projects together as a group.

They are making a winter picture – that shows it is snowing outside. They are applying the glue first and then they will place some pieces of small white paper (for the snow) after.

This activity is from our December themes, you can view all our other themes, by scrolling towards the bottom of the page, our themes are sold by the month, and are only $15.00 per month as an instant download.

     

Lady Bug

Art Time
Lady Bug Craft

In the picture above the toddler is working on her art project for the day. She is placing black stickers on her lady bug.

We provide a daily program for the toddlers in our care.

Our program includes circle time, art time, learning time and a special activity for each day of the week.

You can click here to view our toddler themes

As you scroll down towards the bottom of the page, you will see a listing of our weekly themes.



 
 
 

Circle Time

Circle Time Calendar

Circle Time
Calendar

We start our morning program with circle time. During circle time we discuss with the children the weather outside, what day it is, and go over that day's theme. We start with the weather chart and then move onto the calendar. After the children place the date on the calendar, we sing the 7 days of the week song and then we start our morning circle time activity.

You can visit my preschool themes and click on "sample" to view our morning circle time activities.

Or you can visit my toddler themes and click on "sample" to view our morning circle time activities.

     

Preschool Curriulum

Art Time

Art Time

Each morning the children are provided with a craft activity associated with that mornings lesson.

My monthly curriculum is available in two seperate programs, one is for toddlers the other is for preschoolers, it is broken down into four weekly themes per month.

My preschool curriculum has a circle time, art project, learning activities, work sheets, coloring pages, songs and games included in each month of themes purchased. My preschool curriculum is designed to promote school readiness skills; help develop good manners, strength of character and social skills; and to foster creative play.


 
 
 

Learning Time

Shapes

Shapes

My preschool program will teach the children to identify and comprehend numbers 1 through 20 PLUS help them learn their alphabet, shapes and colors. They will learn math skills including recognizing basic shapes, counting, sorting, sequencing, and sorting through lots of hands on activities, art projects, games, songs, stories and work sheets. Your children will learn through my educational program which provides a fun and creative curriculum which is based on a child-centered preschool program.

We also have a toddler program for the children sixteen months to two and half years of age.

     

Toddler Curriulum

Table Toys

Special Activity

My toddler curriculum has a circle time, art project, learning activities, coloring pages, songs and games included in each month of themes purchased.

My toddler curriculum is designed to promote fun and learning activities; opportunities for discovery and to foster creative play.

 

For more information about my daycare Click Here – To go to my all about me and my daycare page

Want to view my monthly themes? View which weekly themes are included in each monthly program. My curriculum is listed below. My program is sold by the month.

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Circle Time

Circle Time Activities


How do you start your toddler or preschool program? We start our program off each day with circle time. I try to get all the children to sit together in a circle on the floor. I never force any child to participate, but I do try to encourage participation. This is a great time to sing songs, do finger plays, share stories, or introduce the item that you want the children to learn about today; such as birds, frogs, butterflies, etc. If you are working on teaching the children about birds this week, this is a good time to sing a song about birds with the children or show them some pictures of birds, birds nest, eggs, feathers or anything else that is associated with birds.

How do you begin your circle time? We gather the children together and have everyone sit down on the floor in a circle. Today were going to learn about birds, so I will place some feathers on the floor in front of me, for the children to see. Then I will ask the children "Does anyone know what we are going to be learning today?"As I ask them this question I will point to the feathers in front of me, to give the children a hint about what they will be learning today. When you purchase my toddler or preschool curriculum, you can look to see which activity to provide the children with each morning for circle time. My circle time activities could be a talk or discussion but usually involves a fun activity such as a learning activity, games, singing songs, hearing a story, etc.

One thing to remember is to be flexible when conducting circle time. You should always follow the lead of the children. If they want to know more about birds, or ask questions you do not know the answers to, then try to go to the library and pick up some books to bring back to teach the children or if you have computer access, then go online and see if you can find the answers to give to the children.

Circle time is a great time for the children to gather together to get to know one another, learn to listen to others, and most of all have a fun time learning, singing, playing games, etc.

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Preschool Curriculum Lesson Plans

View Circle Time – My preschool curriculum provides a circle time, art time, learning time and a special activity for five days per week. Click the links below to view circle time plus art time, learning time and the special activity for the day.

Sample 1 – View January Lessons – Teddy Bear Week

Sample 2 – View February Lessons – Valentine’s Week

Sample 3 -View March Lessons – St. Patrick’s Week

Sample 4 – View April Lessons – Spring Week

Sample 5 – View May Lessons – Flower Week

Toddler Curriculum Lesson Plans

View Circle Time – My toddler curriculum provides a circle time, art time, learning time and a special activity for five days per week. Click the links below to view circle time plus art time, learning time and the special activity for the day.

Sample 1 – View January Lessons – Hibernation Week

Sample 2 – View March Lessons – Forest Animals Week

Sample 3 -View March Lessons – Forest Animals Week (2)

Sample 4 – View August Lessons – Bird Week

Sample 5 – View September Lessons – Welcome Week

Click Here To Buy Themes

View Preschool Monthly Curriculum – View some of the items that you will receive for each month of curriculum that you purchase. For each month that you purchase, you will receive four weekly lessons to download, four calendars – one for each weekly theme to download, four posters – one for each weekly theme to download, PLUS all the printable pages for the month of curriculum that you purchase, as an instant download for $15.00 or on a CD for $25.00!

Click on the month of preschool curriculum that you would like to view. January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Printable Activity Pages

View preschool printable Activity Pages. You will receive printable activity pages; such as printable games, work sheets, patterns (templates) and coloring pages to go along with each weeks lesson plans for each month that you purchase. Click on the month that you would like to view. January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Preschool Weekly Calendars

View Weekly Calendars You will receive four calendars for each month that you purchase. Click here to view.

Preschool Weekly Posters

View Weekly Posters You will receive four posters for each month that you purchase. Click here to view.

What is the cost? The cost is $15.00 per month as an instant download for the toddler curriculum or $15.00 per month for the preschool curriculum. For each month of curriculum that you purchase you will receive, four weeks of lesson plans for each month that you purchase, four activity calendars – one for each week of curriculum activities, four curriculum posters – one for each week of themed curriculum, PLUS all the printable activity pages which include the printable games, craft patterns, coloring pages, work sheets and activities for each month that you purchase. See the bottom of this page to order.

What Will I Receive? You will receive the month of curriculum that you purchase as a download for $15.00 per month or on a CD for $25.00 per month. For each month that you purchase, you will receive four weekly lessons to download, four calendars – one for each weekly theme to download, four posters – one for each weekly theme to download, PLUS all the printable pages for the month of curriculum that you purchase, as an instant download or on a CD!

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Monthly Themes

January

New Year's
Hibernating
Colors
Teddy Bears
February

Transportation
Valentine’s
Dental Health
Five Senses
March

Forest Animals
St. Patrick's Day
Pet Week
Zoo Animals
April

Weather
Spring
Bunny, Chick & Lamb
Community Workers
May

Caterpillars
Mother's Day
Flowers
Bugs
June

Fun Stories
Father's Day
Frogs
Beach
July

Fourth of July
Bugs
Ocean
Camping
August

Birds
Nursery Rhymes
Picnics & Barbecues
Dinosaurs
September

Welcome Week
All About Me
Leaves
Apples
October

Trees
Pumpkins
Fall
Halloween
November

Farm Animals
Fruits & Vegetables
Native Americans
Thanksgiving
December

Snow
Winter
Christmas
Alphabet

View my preschool curriculum. Each month is broken down into four weekly themes. The themes are listed under each months heading. Click on the month on the chart above to view the curriculum.

Want to view my toddler curriculum? Click here to view my toddler themes. My toddler program will help build a child's language skills. They will learn these skills through circle time, songs, stories, fun games and daily activities which will require their interaction with their friends, learning to take turns, sharing, laughter, participation and above all having a good time. Children learn best when they are happy and interested in what is being taught, teaching children with fun and creative activities will help stimulate their brains and help them to learn quicker when they get into school. These skills that they will be learning will help them when they begin learning to read and write.



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