Helping adults prepare children for kindergarten and life.

Month 11 Materials (vol.1)

Home Supplies

  • calendar
  • alphabet chart/placemat
  • 4 pencils/craft sticks
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • 3 ring binder with alphabet dividers
  • crayons and markers, fabric marker
  • 14 index cards/paper
  • old newspaper, ball
  • Brown crayon/blanket/teddy bear
  • tempura paint and covering to protect table
  • roll of masking or painters tape
  • piece of cardboard or plastic bag
  • handful of coins - pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and silver dollar if available
  • clear and decorated contact paper
  • pillowcase, beanbag
  • mirror
  • vase
  • round stencil (lid,pan, canned food etc...)
  • paper towels
  • painting cups (butter tubs, plastic drinking cups etc...)
  • construction and plain paper
  • 9 paper plates
  • sheet of stickers
  • internet access and printer

Kitchen Supplies

  • 2 brown paper bags
  • 3 or more brown baking potatoes, oil and butter
  • scrubber and sink to clean potatoes
  • oven
  • toppings for potato
  • milk, sugar, honey (optional for tea party)
  • knife for adult, tea bags and tea cups

Additional Supplies

  • small plastic or wooden hammer
  • piece of Styrofoam
  • colored golf tees
  • 4 or more pictures of child at various ages
  • small tree branch, yarn (string, fishing line, dental floss, twine, etc.)
  • enlarged picture of friend

Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Oval
  • Color - Brown
  • Number - Nine, 9
  • Alphabet Letters - Q, T, L
  • Senses - Sight
  • Character Trait - Friendliness
  • Target Words - Fast, Front, Sort, Same

Monthly Proverb

Spanish - Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are

Did You Know?

"The brain develops rapidly during the first five years and quality preschool programs can have a profound impact during this time.” CA First 5

Books to Read

"Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On"
by Lois Ehlert (Activity 7)

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
by Bill Martin (Activity 8) (audio book available) (NOTE: Please look for the 25th anniversary edition where the text is back to the original wording)

"Old Henry"
by Joan Blos (Activity 12)

Music Playlist

"The Alphabet Song"
Album: Big Don’s Big Beat (Activity 5)

"Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel"
Album: The Very Best (Activity 20)

"The Turtle Song"
by Suzi Shelton Album Simply Suzi (Activity 11)

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

There Was A Little Turtle

(Activity 11 Month 11)

There was a little turtle who lived in a box.

He swam in the water, he climbed on the rocks.  

He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped at a flea, he snapped at a minnow and he snapped at me.

He caught that mosquito, he caught that flea, he caught that minnow, but he didn’t catch me.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

(Activity 19 Month 11)

Now I lay me down to sleep.  

I’ll count these hands instead of sheep.  

Help me to remember these friends I made.      

And all the wonderful times we played.