Can they use scissors? Can they identify their colors? Can they retell part of a story?
Now, on the right side of your list, write down the concepts or skills you want to focus more on:
Identifying specific colors, one-to-one correspondence, spatial awareness (what does under, next to, behind, mean).
You now have a list of themes and skills to plan for the next few months. You do not need to be a "slave" to this list! You may find your preschoolers are fascinated with Cats and Dogs or Babies or Caterpillars and you can always plan a theme on those during the year!
The point of this planning session now is to have a plan when you sit down after a holiday or school break to plan activities and lessons.
From here, do some brain/theme storming for the concepts, skills and themes you've identified. Click here for the articles on how to write up your themes!
This list, based on your current knowledge of your students, will inspire you for a fun balance of the year, based on the growth and development concepts, skills and interests of your preschool children.
Hey there! Welcome to Preschool Plan It! I’m Cheryl, a preschool teacher of over 20 years.
I KNOW, I know, you spend hours of time developing your preschool themes, activities and preschool lesson plans each week. You are commited to planning preschool themes and activities that are engaging hands-on, interactive, fun AND meet the goal of supporting each child’s level of growth and development.
I am commited to providing you, the preschool teacher, with everything you need to develop preschool lesson plans and preschool activities for your classroom all in one place!
You’ll receive a weekly email with planning tips and teaching ideas. You'll also receive (on the 1st of each month) a free theme starter pack with some printables and activity ideas to get you started planning a theme!