Thursday, May 3, 2012

Monthly Guideline: May 2012

I can't believe May is here already... and I already feel behind! *sighz* Well, we will be covering lots here in May (hopefully), least I will try.  So, this post is to give you an idea of the "goals" for May 2012, and I'm calling this a guideline, rather than an actual plan because I have no idea if I will actually be able to get through everything this month.  My work schedule will change for just a period of time, so I will be going back to full-time to help out the front office since a co-worker will have a period of absence for a little bit.  I believe all things happen for a reason... so I choose to be content no matter what.

So here is a snap shot of our May 2012 Guideline, not 100% complete, but I add as I go along:

Week 05/07-05/11/12
Theme:  Garden
Letter: G g
Color: Green
Shape: Circle
Number: 5, means "grace"
Vocab Word: Grow
Sound: "-ow"

Math Activities:

  • Glue the correct number of petals to the numbered circle to make a flower.
  • Glue the correct number of vegetables to the numbered plants to make a garden.
Science Activities:
  • Discuss parts of a plant
  • Observe the homeschool garden and journal discoveries
  • Color changing flower to talk about how flowers absorb water "drink"
Will also be using ideas from my Garden Theme and Spring Theme Pinterest Boards.

Week 05/14-05/18/12
Theme: Outer Space
Letter: S s
Color: Black
Shape: Star
Number: ? 
Vocab Word: Space
Sound: ?

Loads of ideas on my Space Theme Pinterest Board for math, reading, science, and worksheets.

Art Activities:
  • Space Mobile
  • Space Painting - found little craft project at Hobby Lobby

Week 05/21-5/25/12
Theme: Zoo
Letter: Z z
Color: Brown
Shape: Square
Number: ?
Vocab Word: Mammal
Sound: ?

I have a Zoo Scavenger Hunt planned... will be coming up with more activities later.

Week 05/28-06/01/12
Review and Assessment

This month's lesson plans will be based off the curriculum from Preschool Palace.

At 44 months of age (3 years, 8 months), Jordan can do the following:
  • Knows his street address
  • Knows his phone number
  • Knows his birthdate
  • Knows how to spell his first name
  • Can tell you his age and show it by fingers
  • Recognizes all letters of the alphabet (upper/lower)
  • Recognizes his name when written
  • Recognizes basic shapes
  • Recognizes basic colors
  • Can wash his hands
  • Can sweep & mop the floors
  • Can wash the dishes
  • Can load/unload the dishes from the dishwasher
  • Can put on pants by himself
  • Can put dirty clothes in the laundry bag
  • Can wipe up messes
  • Can brush his teeth
  • Can dust the furniture
  • Can clean the windows
  • Helps with cooking & baking
  • Is potty trained (day time)
  • Can throw a ball
  • Can jump on two feet
  • Can jump off of a stair
  • Can hold scissors correctly
  • Can transfer items using tweezers
  • Can walk a straight line by placing one foot in front of the other
  • Knows how to say "excuse me" before interrupting
  • Knows to say "thank you" when given something
  • When asking for something uses the word "please"
  • Can feed fish and dog
Things Jordan is working  on:
  • When saying "excuse me" waiting to be acknowledged before interrupting
  • When asked to do something say "Yes Mom/Dad" and obey without whining or repeating the request
  • Cutting a straight line
  • Kicking a moving ball
  • Catching a ball
  • Skipping by alternating feet
  • Marching and tapping knees with opposite hand
  • Writing Name
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Rhyming Words
  • Drinking from a cup (without a straw)
  • Putting on shirt by himself
  • Putting on socks by himself
  • Tying shoes by himself
  • Brushing hair
  • Walking the dog and not letting go of leash

What are your plans for this month???

Have Fun and Be a Blessing!


  1. Wow, Bekah! This is amazing. I have a few questions. Where did you get your list of things Jordan is doing at 44 months of age? Also, I looked at Preschool Palace, do they provide a monthly curriculum pdf as the link went to? Isn't it fun to see how our kids grow!

    1. I looked at lists before Jordan was born at what a child at different age levels is supposed to be doing, I put it into an excel chart. As Jordan learned it, I would check it off with the "key" I set up and if he learned new things, I would add it to my list. Plus, I've looked into many different assessments and have added things he's supposed to know to graduate preschool and just added those to my list. If you want a copy of it, I can send it to you! :)

      Yes, Preschool Palace offers a PDF of their curriculum monthly. It's not always released early though, that's why I plan out my themes weekly instead of monthly. :)

      Yes, it's awesome to see how our kids grow!!! God has made each one so unique and it's awesome to see the gifts God has given them. :)

  2. I would love a copy of your list!

    And I always feel behind! Sometimes I don't get anything ready (stuff for art projects) until right before we do it. I was always way more prepared as a teacher at school. I think I'm so distracted at home with household stuff!