Example Curriculum

Living and Growing

~August 6-16 Bugs; Eric Carle

~August 20-30

Families, getting to know one another; welcome to a new school year; Manners

Fall Harvest

~September 4-20 (No School September 3- Labor Day)

Occupations; people in our community

~September 24-October 4

Farm/Ranch Animals- work they do, food they give; Pets

~ October 8-18

Harvest; fall food, vegetables; corn; planting cycle

~October 22- November 1 Halloween

Autumn; Leaves are falling; Boo to You! Seasons; Fairy Tales

~November 5-20 (No School 21-23 Thanksgiving Break)

Thanksgiving: cooking (fire, storage, cutting, bread/wheat); being thankful;

Foods of the World

~November 26-December 6

Land Before Time; Dinosaurs

Winter

~December 10-December 20 (No School 21-January 4 Christmas Break)

Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza; Children of the World; Lights

~ January 7-17 MLK

Weaving (clothing, plants used for weaving), keeping warm (blankets, fire and heating); Snow

Poems and Nursery Rhymes

~January 21-31

Clothing Around the World (relates to weather tradition): Winter Wonderland; Snow

~February 4-21 Chinese New Year; Valentine’s Day

Space and Transportation

~February 25-March 14 (No School March 18-22 Spring Break)

Dr. Seuss; Our five Senses

Spring

~March 25-April 4

Shelters: adobe, clay, roofs, cultural lodgings, Where do you Live? Igloo

~April 8-25

Trees: uses: paper, building, food, shelter; oxygen

Taking care of our environment/ Nature Ecology

~April 29-May 9 May Day

Night and Day; Warm and Cold; weather

~May 13- 23  (No school Monday, May 27th Memorial day)

Flowers, process of seed to plant to fruit/vegetable, bees

-  The Last day of school for the Silverton Public School is May 23, 2013.

-  Day Care Only Week  Tuesday May 28th- May 31st:  sign up ahead of time, $5/hour.  Transition from school year to summer fun!

Summer

(No School Thursday July 4th and Friday, July 5th)

-  Water play, Ocean life, where does water come from?

-  Farmer’s Market:  Where does our food come from?  Baking and making goods to sell at the market.

-  Field trips, walks, and summer adventures

-  Theatre Group and SFLC visits.