Appleseed teaches from a thematic approach to learning. The teachers plan a topic for a two week block of time. The theme focus is presented to the children through circle times. The learning circle provides the venue to discuss the theme and expand on the children's current knowledge.
Through the use of songs, games, puppets, fingerplays, drama, and stories the children will gain insight and information about the world around them. We continually include games that teach classification, seriation, colour, shape and number identification. The singing and story time circle continues to build on what was taught at the learning circle. Crafts and table activities also support the theme of the week whenever practical.
Some of our goals are to encourage the love of learning, the value of books, reading, and to develop curiousity and the freedom to ask questions to expand understanding.
Below is a partial list of the themes that we present throughout the year:
Appleseed and Me, Fun In The Fall, Nocturnal Animals, The Circus, Dinosaurs, Fun on The Farm, Christmas (Traditional, Folklore, Fantasy), Health and Nutrition, Winter Olympics, Transportation, Winter Wonderland, ABC's and 1,2,3's, Books Are Fun, Signs of Spring, Easter, Emotions, Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Fun In The Sun, Under the Sea, It's A Jungle Out There, Children Around The World, Our Five Senses, Music and Movement, Heros In The Bible, The Artic, How Does That Work?