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Month 8 Materials (vol.1)

Home Supplies

  • calendar
  • alphabet chart/placemat
  • scissors
  • glue
  • markers
  • dry erase board/chalkboard, dry erase marker/chalk
  • 3 ring binder with alphabet dividers, paper
  • deck of playing cards
  • crayons
  • watercolor paint
  • red paper
  • large sheet of paper (cut open brown grocery bag, etc.)
  • 16 small envelopes/index cards
  • egg carton
  • pennies
  • pebbles/shells/jelly beans/small candies/paper clips/etc.
  • large bag and assorted colored clothing
  • empty paper towel roll
  • 1 yard of 1/2 to 1 inch wide ribbon
  • whistle/kazoo
  • old magazine
  • tape

Kitchen Supplies

  • 1 cup roasted in the shell peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • food processor/blender
  • apple
  • raisins
  • cheddar cheese slices
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter/almond butter/cashew butter etc...
  • assortment of different sizes plastic bottles and lids
  • timer
  • playground slide, sticks and rocks/shells/pinecones/acorns/etc.
  • 20 toothpicks
  • 20 marshmallows (large & mini)
  • 2 large paper plates

Additional Supplies

  • sponge/foam
  • clip clothespins
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • smock
  • paint paper
  • heart template
  • internet access & printer (optional)
  • basket (laundry etc...)

Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!


Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.