This best seller is used by early childhood educators across the world. A theme based curriculum, this book is presented in Alpha order and contains 70 different themes ranging from Ants to Zoo Animals. Each theme contains a variation of the following content depending upon that theme: Curriculum, Web, Theme Goals, Concepts for the Children to Learn, Vocabulary, Bulletin Board, Parent Letter, Music, Fingerplay, Science, Math, Dramatic Play, Arts and Crafts, Sensory, Large Muscle (Gross), Small Muscle (Fine), Field Trips, Social Studies, Group Time, Cooking, Transitions, Books, Multimedia, Recordings and Song Titles. The book sections at the end of each theme have been updated with hundreds of new activities. In addition, an accompanying back-of-book CD-ROM contains important assessment tools, lesson plan forms, evaluation forms for documentation boards, and more.
Table of Contents
Introduction Theme 1: Ants Theme 2: Apples Theme 3: Art Theme 4: Birds Theme 5: Blue Theme 6: Breads Theme 7: Brushes Theme 8: Bubbles Theme 9: Buildings Theme 10: Camping Theme 11: Cars, Trucks, and Buses Theme 12: Cats Theme 13: Christmas Theme 14: Circus Theme 15: Clothing Theme 16: Communication Theme 17: Construction Tools Theme 18: Containers Theme 19: Creative Movement Theme 20: Dairy Products Theme 21: Dentist Theme 22: Doctors and Nurses Theme 23: Dogs Theme 24: Easter Theme 25: Eggs Theme 26: Fall Theme 27: Families Theme 28: Farm Animals Theme 29: Feelings Theme 30: Feet Theme 31: Firefighters Theme 32: Fish Theme 33: Flowers Theme 34: Friends Theme 35: Frogs Theme 36: Fruits and Vegatables Theme 37: Gardens Theme 38: Halloween Theme 39: Hanukkah (chanukah) Theme 40: Hats Theme 41: Health Theme 42: Homes Theme 43: Insects and Spiders Theme 44: Mail Carrier Theme 45: Mice Theme 46: Music Theme 47: Numbers Theme 48: Nursery Rhymes Theme 49: Occupations Theme 50: Pets Theme 51: Plants Theme 52: Puppets Theme 53: Purple Theme 54: Rain Theme 55: Red Theme 56: Safety Theme 57: Scissors Theme 58: Shapes Theme 59: Sports Theme 60: Spring Theme 61: Summer Theme 62: Thanksgiving Theme 63: Trees Theme 64: Valentine"s Day Theme 65: Water Theme 66: Wheels Theme 67: Winter Theme 68: Worms Theme 69: Yellow Theme 70: Zoo Animals Appendix A: Multicultural Materials in the Early Childhood Classroom Appendix B: International Holidays Appendix C: Early Childhood Commercial Suppliers Appendix D: Rainy Day Activities