Yearly Themes

 

These “themes” represent the body of knowledge, facts and ideas that we study in our school. These are selected based on their universal appeal and relevance. Other topics may be introduced to the class based on interests that emerge organically. Skills – such as literacy, math, and motor – are honed and developed through these units of study.

 

(Sample for our 3's class)

September

Welcome to the our New Friends

Exploring our new classroom, new friends

Community Helpers

(all jobs are important, everyone is needed)

October
Yomtov Holidays

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

Sukkot

Season of Autumn

Seasonal changes in nature

Animals in Autumn – preparing, migrating,

Autumn foods (squashes, pumpkins, etc.)

November
Thanksgiving  

Gratitude

Family

Chanukah

Menorah, light

Macabees, bravery

December
Season of Winter

Freezing temperatures; snow and ice

Hibernation, Adaptation and Migration

Animal kingdom during the winter

Our responsibility to the world

January
Shabbat   

A time to reflect on our week

A time to celebrate our week

Preparing for a Family Shabbat Dinner

All about Art

What is Art? What is an artist?

Experiment with art techniques and mediums

February

Love for Literacy & The Book Fair

Books – Authors and Illustrators

Hearing/reading/telling/making up stories

March
Purim

Purim Theatre

Scrolls and books

Season of Spring

Soil and Seeds

Flowers and trees

April
Passover

Traditions

What it means to be free

Matzah vs. bread (rising quality of yeast)

The Amazing World of Bugs

Bugs’ bodies

Bugs’ role in the eco system

May/June:

Mothers Day
How parents help us
Expressing gratitude to parents
Shavuot

Torah and Hashem

Reflection and Celebration

Looking back at all we have accomplished this year

Preparing for our end of year celebration

A Learning Community for Infants through 1st Grade,
School Year and Summer, with Before and Late Care

 

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