School Year Preschool Themes by Month

School Year Preschool Themes by Month
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Preschool Themes for the Year

As a preschool teacher (or any teacher for that matter), there is so much to cover in a school year! You also have to find time to assess your students, include parties and other fun activities, and provide each student with individual attention. So the question is, how do you find time to cover everything and still make school fun? The answer is simple… CROSS-CURRICULAR THEMES! By using a weekly or monthly theme, you can capture the students’ interests while covering the necessary curriculum. Below is a basic outline of preschool themes by month covering an entire school year. [caption id="attachment_130450” align="aligncenter” width="640”]

AUGUST - BACK TO SCHOOL

Week One: Rules at School Week Two: My Classroom Family Week Three: All About Me

SEPTEMBER - SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS

Week One: Careers (To correlate with Labor Day) Week Two: Heroes (To correlate with September 11th) Week Three: My Family (To correlate with Grandparent’s Day) Week Four: Apples (To correlate with Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday)

OCTOBER - FALL

Week One: Fall Leaves Week Two: Columbus Day Week Three: Pumpkins Week Four: Bats Week Five: Halloween

NOVEMBER - WHAT’S INSIDE OF ME

Week One: Body Parts Week Two: Feelings and Emotions Week Three: Thanksgiving Week Four: What I’m Thankful For (This week is usually a half week.)

DECEMBER - ALL THINGS COLD

Week One: Polar Animals Week Two: Winter Weather (Including snow and winter clothing) Week Three: Holidays Around the World Week Four: Holidays Around the World, continued

JANUARY - ANIMALS ALL AROUND

Week One: Insects Week Two: Pets Week Three: Farm Animals Week Four: Ocean Animals Week Five: Zoo Animals

FEBRUARY - TAKING CARE OF MYSELF

Week One: Dental Health Week Two: Valentine’s Day / Feeling Loved Week Three: Nutrition / Food Pyramid Week Four: Fire Safety

MARCH - READING IS FUN!!!

Week One: Dr. Seuss Week Two: Eric Carle Week Three: Kevin Henkes Week Four: Jan Brett Week Five: Caldecott Winners

APRIL - SPRING

Week One: Easter Week Two: Spring Weather / Flowers Week Three: Earth Day Week Four: Butterflies and Caterpillars

MAY - TRANSPORTATION

Week One: Cars and Trucks Week Two: Planes and Helicopters Week Three: Trains and Subways Week Four: Boats Week Five: Welcome Summer

NEED MORE

Some school years run longer or shorter than others! Are you out of ideas and need more themes to get you through the year? Here are a few additional preschool themes you could use!

  • Dinosaurs
  • The Five Senses
  • Fairy Tales
  • Summer Activities

By using these monthly preschool themes for a whole school year, you can plan ahead to make sure that you have both covered the necessary curriculum and made learning fun for your students! Image by Pexels from Pixabay