FOUR - YEAR OLD UNIT THEMES

2nd Step Unit I      AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Community Helper:  Teacher, Bus Driver

Week of 8/1-31 – 9/2   When the school bell rings (Tie In Safety/Strangers, and friendship with orientation         

the entire month)

Letter Recognition:  First letter in the child’s name, A G

Number Recognition:  1, 2

Color:  Blue   Shape:  Imitate “V” Stroke

Opposites:  Fast/Slow, Above/Below

Special Event:  School Rules and Routines

Words of the Month:  the, and

2nd Step Lessons: 1 & 2

  1 – Establishing rules for Classroom Management

  2 – Feelings

*Review established rules daily

Community Helper:  Doctor, Nurse

Week of 9/5-9    All about me & family

              12-16    Doctor’s Visit

              19-23    Body Parts (Name)

              26-30   Five Senses

Letter/Number Recognition:  A B, T, C, 1, 2

Color: Red   Shape:   Circle

Opposites:  Front/Back, In/Out

Special Events:  Grandparent’s Day, School Rules and
                            Routines

Words of the Month:  to, see

2nd Step Lessons:  3 & 4

  3 – More feelings

 4 – We feel feelings in our bodies

Community Helper:  Astronaut, Paleontologist

Week of   10/3-7  Fall

                  10-14  Fall

                  17-21  Dinosaurs

                  24-28  Circus and Fair

Letter/Number Recognition:  J, N, Q, W, 7, 8

Color:  Black   Shape:  Star

Opposites:  Day/Night, Top/Bottom

Special Events:  Columbus Day

Words of the Month:  are, he

2nd Step Lessons:  5 & 6

  5 – Feeling Change

  6 – Same or Different

Fall Autumn:  Trees, Leaves

    Week of 10/31 – 11/4   Buildings and Homes

                      7-11   Community/Careers

                  14-18   Numbers & Counting

                  21-25   Thanksgiving

             28 - 12/2   Winter

Letter/Number Recognition:  S, X, O, F, P, 5, 6

Color:  Brown     Shape:  Square

Opposites:  Up/Down, Out/In

Special Events:  Native American Heritage Month,
                            Thanksgiving

Words of the Month:  like, me

Must know all coins:  penny, nickel, dime, quarter

2nd Step Lessons:  7, 8, 9

  7 – Accidents,  8 – I Care,  9 – I Help

2nd Step Unit II     DECEMBER

Transition Begins

 
JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Community Helper:  Dancer, Artist

Week of 12/5-9   Cultures of the World

                12-16   Creative Art

                19-23   Christmas/Winter Break

Letter/Number Recognition:  F, H, S, J, 6, 7

Color:  Green     Shape:  Rectangle

Opposites:  Big/Little, Fewer than/More than

Special Events:  Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New
                            Year’s Eve

Words of the Month:  for, at

2nd Step Lesson:  1

1        – Strong Feelings

 

*Children must know ordinal numbers – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Community Helper:  Librarian, Fire Fighter

Week of 1/3-6  Things We Read

                9-13  Nursery Rhymes

              16-20  Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

              23-27  Communications

       1/30 – 2/3  Earth & Environment

Letter/Number Recognition:  E, C, D, N, V, 3, 4

Color:  Orange     Shape:  Triangle

Opposites:  Loud/Quite, Left/Right

Special Events:  Fire Prevention Month, Dr. M. L. King Birthday

Words of the Month:  it , you

2nd Step Lessons:  2 & 3

  2 – Calming Down, Strong Feelings

  3 – More Ways to Manage Strong Feelings

Community Helper:  President, Famous Americans

Week of 2/6-27 - 3/2    Our America Black History                     
Week 1 - Food, Week 2 – Clothing, Week 3   - Music, Week 4- Dance

Letter/Number Recognition:  V, P, K, D, 8, 9

Color:  Pink   Shape:  Heart

Opposites:  Full/Empty

Special Events:  Black History Month, Dental Health Month, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day

Discuss at least one famous person per week.

Words of the Month:  she, can

2nd Step Lessons:  4 & 5

  4 – Dealing with waiting

  5 – Dealing with not getting what you want

Community Helper:  Gardner, Chef, Truck Driver

Week of  3/5-9    On the Farm – Include Garden and
                            Garden Tools

               12-16    Food and Nutrition                       
               19-23    Health and Safety

               26-30    Spring

Letter Recognition:  Y, R, T, K, 9, 10

Color:  Purple   Shape:  Oval

Opposites:  Soft/Hard

Special Events:  National Nutrition, Poison Prevention
Week, St. Patrick’s Day

Words of the Month:  go, is

2nd Step Lessons:  6 & 7

  6 – Am I Angry 

  7 – Dealing with Being Hurt

Second Step Unit III    APRIL

MAY

 

 

 

Community Helper:  Veterinarian, Zoologist, Circus,
                                    Animals

Week of 4/2-6    Spring Break

                9-13   Insects and Spiders

              16-20   Wild Animals

              23-27   Transportation

Letter/Number Recognition:  M, Z, U, R, 10, 11

Color:  Yellow   Shape:  Diamond

Opposites:  Longest/shortest

Special Events:  Easter, Month of the Young Child,
                           Child Abuse Prevention

Words of the Month:  my, came

2nd Step Lessons: 1, 2, 3

  1 – Dealing with losing something

  2 – Dealing with distractions

  3 – Interrupting politely

Community Helper:  Weather Man, Forest Ranger
                                  

Week of 4/30 – 5/4   Growing Things

                        9-13   Sea Life

                      14-18   Review All Concepts

                      21-25   Summer Break

Letter/Number Recognition:  I, W, L, M, 11, 12

Color:  Review Colors, Multicolor Shape:  Review All

Opposites:  Wet/Dry

Special Events:  Mother’s Day, Memorial Day

Words of the Month:  this, play

2nd Step Lessons:  4, 5, 6

  4 – Fair ways to play

  5 – Dealing with having things taken away

  6 – Dealing with name calling