Monthly Themes
Little Pioneers' Child Development Lab
2015-2016 Monthly Outline
September (<-- Day Care Only) December
LEARNING ABOUT OURSELVES SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
AND OTHERS >Giving and Sharing
>Getting to Know One Another >December Holiday Celebrations Around the World
>Self-Concept >December Holiday Foods and Traditions
>Friends and School COLORS: Red, Green
>Health and Safety LETTERS: Gg, Hh, Ii
COLORS: Rainbow SHAPE: Star
LETTERS: Name NUMBER: 4
SHAPES: All Holidays: (No School 12/24/13 - 1/1/14)
Holidays:
9/11 - Patriot Day 12/22 - Winter Begins
9/23 - Autumn Begins 12/25 - Christmas
12/6 - First Day of Hannukah
October 12/26 - First Day of Kwanzaa
HARVEST TIME AND THE FARM January
>Foods from the Farm WINTER
>Farm and Farm Animals >The New Year
>Autumn Sights >Snow
>Halloween >Icy Water and Ice
COLORS: Black, Orange >Hibernation
LETTERS: Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd COLORS: White, Gray, Blue
SHAPE: Circle LETTERS: Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm
NUMBERS: 1, 2 SHAPE: Triangle
Holidays: NUMBERS: 5, 6
10/12 - Columbus Day (No School) Holidays:
10/31 - Halloween 1/1 - New Year's Day
1/18 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
November (No School)
HOME AND FAMILY February
>My Family TRANSPORTATION
>My Home and Neighborhood >Land Transportation
>Native Americans >Water Transportation
>Thanksgiving >Air Transportation
COLORS: Yellow, Brown >Pets
LETTERS: Ee, Ff COLORS: Red, Pink, Orange
SHAPE: Square LETTERS: Nn, Oo, Pp
NUMBER: 3 SHAPE: Heart
Holidays: NUMBER: 7
11/11 - Veterans Day Holidays:
11/26 - Thanksgiving Day 2/2 - Groundhog Day
2/12 - Lincoln's Birthday
(No School 11/26 & 11/27) 2/14 - Valentine's Day
2/15 - Presidents' Day
(No School 2/14 & 2/17)
2/22 - Washington's Birthday
Little Pioneers' Child Development Lab
2015-2016 Monthly Outline - Page 2
March May
ANIMALS COMMUNITY PEOPLE
>Zoo and Jungle Animals >Community Workers
>Dinosaurs (Librarians, Office Workers, Postal Workers,
> Insects Teachers, Construction Workers, Bus Drivers)
>Bunny Week >Numbers
>Spring >Alphabet Review
COLORS: Green, Brown >Shapes
LETTERS: Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt COLORS: White, Yellow
SHAPE: Rectangle LETTERS: Yy, Zz, Alphabet Review
NUMBER: 8 SHAPE: Diamond
Holidays: NUMBER: 10
3/2 - Dr. Seuss' Birthday Holidays:
3/3 - Read Across America 5/3- National Teachers' Day
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day 5/5 - Cinco de Mayo
3/19-20 - Spring Begins 5/8- Mother's Day
3/27 - Easter 5/30 - Memorial Day
3/24-3/28 Spring Break (No School)
April SPRING June
>Wind, Rain, and Sunshine SUMMER (<-- Day Care Only)
>Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes >Opposites
>Plant Life >Vacation and Travel
>Health Care Professionals COLORS, LETTERS, NUMBERS, SHAPES: ALL
(Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, EMTs) Holidays:
COLORS: Purple, Pink, Blue 6/14 - Flag Day
LETTERS: Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx 6/21- Father's Day
SHAPE:Oval 6/21 - Summer Begins
Holidays:
4/22 - Earth Day
NO SCHOOL FOR COMMUNITY CHILDREN:
All of September
October 12 (Teachers' In-Service)
November 5& 6 (NJEA Teachers' Convention)
November 25, 26, & 27 (Thanksgiving Recess)
December 23 - January 1 (Winter Recess)
January 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday)
February 12 & 15 (Presidents' Weekend)
March 24 - March 28 (Spring Recess) (Dates may change, depending on make-up days.)
May 26= Last Day for TR
May 27= Last day for MWF (Pre-K Graduation)
All of June

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