Welcome to our May curriculum theme, Happy To Be Me
The theme for the month of May is Happy to Be Me! Little learners will take a journey throughout the month to investigate all the things that make them unique! In the classroom, they will express themselves through art, discover and showcase their amazing abilities and talents, compare and contrast their favorite things, and explore their communities as they examine the jobs of different community helpers! Knowledge of self is an important milestone in early childhood development, and seeing how they are a part of a larger community and culture helps develop important social skills such as kindness, tolerance and acceptance!
May Curriculum Developmental Benefits
Week 1 - One of a Kind
Children will express themselves to discover what makes them special and unique!
Week 2 - Amazing Abilities
Little learners will explore their distinctive talents and characteristics!
Week 3 - My Favorite
Children will compare and contrast their favorite things such as foods, hobbies, and games!
Week 4 - What Will I Be
Children will use dramatic play to explore the jobs and roles of different community helpers!
Our amazing ape, Gibby Gibbon, uses sign language to communicate and assistive technology to hear as he leads children to discover and explore their amazing talents and abilities! Each child is one of a kind and special in their own way, and Gibby shows that these unique characteristics are something to celebrate! Children will learn from Gibby to compare and contrast the things that make us individuals! Even though we’re different, we can still be friends!
The importance of fostering the emotional skills of kindness, acceptance, and tolerance can be strengthened at home by discussing as a family what makes each of you unique! Talk about what makes your family special as individuals and as a part of a larger community. Cook a special meal together or engage in your favorite holidays! Compare the culture of your family with the cultures of your friends and neighbors, reinforcing that we are all one of a kind and that it’s okay to be different!