City of Miramar Early Childhood Program

City of Miramar Early Childhood Program
Jump Start to Kindergarten Calendar
Summer 2014
WET AND WILD SUMMER FUN = SAFE WATER PLAY
Children of all ages enjoy playing in water.
Children enjoy "painting" the house, steps,
If you have a swimming pool in your yard,
garage, fence, sidewalk, etc. using their
it is absolutely necessary that adults
own bucket and brush.
supervise children in or near the pool. Even
GARDEN SPRINKLER
small wading pools can be dangerous for
Instead of playing in a pool, attach the
small children.
garden hose to a sprinkler. Turn on the
“Children are like wet
cement. Whatever falls on
them makes an impression.”
~ Dr. Haim Ginott
A wading pool with only a small
water and listen to the squeals of delight
amount of water in it is potentially
as the children run through the spray of
dangerous. It takes only a few minutes
water.
and less than an inch of water for a
BALLOON CATCH
Sunset Lakes #46209
young child to drown, given the right
Fill small balloons with water, and use
Allison Toussaint,
circumstances.
them to play a game of catch with the
Site Supervisor
Small pools and wading pools should
children.
2801 SW 186th Avenue
always be emptied when not in use.
WATER PLAY ACCESSORIES
Larger pools (in-ground and above-
Simple household items can make water
ground) should be fenced in and the
play a lot of fun. See if you have any of
gate kept locked when the pool is not
these items for the children to play with:
in use.
 Measuring spoons & Cups
Beware of young children playing in
 Funnels
buckets of water without adult
 Strainer
Coceano Youth
Center #45706
supervision. It is easy for children to fall
 Empty plastic bottles
Gilary Gutierrez,
into a bucket and drown.
 Sponges
Site Supervisor
Children can have fun with water play,
 Empty squeeze bottles
2001 Douglas Road
but adults must be willing to spend the
 Corks
time to insure the safety of children
WET SAND
playing in or near water.
Wet some sand in a sandbox. Talk about
WET AND WILD ACTIVITIES
the differences between the wet and dry
"PAINTING"
sand. Have the children dig rivers, streams,
Give each child a small bucket or can
and lakes in the sand, and fill them with
with water in it and an old paintbrush.
water.
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Phone #
954-883-5230
Silver Shores #46021
Christine Jackson,
Site Supervisor
15700 Pembroke Road
Fairway #45833
Susan Stuve,
Site Supervisor
3700 Largo Drive
Karen Lewis, Child
Care Superintendent
Monday
June 9
Phonological
Awareness
Commitment
Listening skills
June 16
Phonological
Awareness
Commitment
Sharing
June 23
Writing expression
Commitment
Raise your Hand
Tuesday
June 10
Letter recognition
Wednesday
Thursday
June 11
Music
Listen to classical
Music while writing in
journals
June 12
Turning sounds to
words
June 13
Syllabication:
Children will say how
many parts they hear
in a word
June 17
June 18
Science
Naming words that
rhyme
Magnificent magnets
June 19
Counting words in
sentences
June 20
Onset/Rime:
Children will repeat
and provide the word
to just the sound
June 27
Webbing:
Children will
brainstorm what they
know about a topic
June 24
Journal writing
Gives children the
opportunities to
practice writing
June 25
Specials
“WOW Science”
June 26
Read and write the
room
June 30
July 1
Writing expression
Making books:
Children use materials in
Commitment
the writer’s corner to
Taking turns
July 2
Literacy
“The Pledge of
Allegiance”
July 3
Writer’s corner
Children write
independently to
become writers
July 7
July 8
Pictures need a
Language
thousand words:
Development
Using scaffolding questions
Commitment
to help extend language
Helping others
July 9
Music
Talent Show
& Karaoke
July 10
News of the day:
make their own books
July 14
Language
Development
Commitment
Keeping your hands
July 15
Read Alouds
Use of open ended
questioning strategies to
enhance conversations
July 21
July 22
Letter knowledge
Who’s the star:
Commitment
Will give children an
Putting things away
authentic purpose for
writing their name
July 28
Letter knowledge
Commitment
Saying “please and
thank you.”
August 4
Read aloud
Commitment
Hand washing skills
Friday
July 29
Fishing for names:
Will build children’s
vocabulary and
associate sounds with
letters
July 16
Science
Tasting party!
Literacy
July 23
Children will share and
describe important
events in their lives
CLOSED
July 4
INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 11
Simon Says:
Children listen to and
follow simple and later
multiple step directions
July 17
July 18
Story retell:
What’s in the Bag?
Dramatization and
Teacher builds on the
acting out of stories
child’s description by
scaffolding.
July 24
Name graphs
July 25
Letter Detective:
Children use magnifying
glass to search for letters
in the room
Name cheer: children will
make comparisons
between theirs and others
July 30
July 31
August 1
Music
“Eye” Spy
Name change rhyme
Children will spy familiar
Drawing to music.
letters and words as they
Children draw in
read the room
response to music
August 5
Author’s Chair
Children read books
to the class
August 6
Literacy
Treasures reading
series
Lending library
August 7
Picture box
Children dictate
about pictures
August 8
Word Awareness
Children will be able
to understand the
concept of words
August 11
August 12
Read aloud
Water Day
Bring a change of clothes
Water Fun
Balloons ,Sprinklers & Water
Commitment
Sports
Listening Skills
August 13
Science
Painting with colored
ice cubes.
August 14
Art Project
Make a mural of the
beach.
August 15
End Of Summer Luau
Party
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