Your cart is empty.

Kindergarten Plus! set

An Integrated Program for the Early Years Classroom

By Joni Bowman
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Education, Preschool & Kindergarten
Hardcover : 9781553791560, 1408 pages, May 2008


Kindergarten Plus! is an integrated program that includes engaging, exciting, and developmentally appropriate activities. Use as a core program or as a complement to an existing program. Both new and experienced kindergarten teachers will find this teacher-friendly resource invaluable. Kindergarten Plus! is broken down into 10 theme-based units. Each unit contains hands-on activities that integrate all the subject areas. Highlights of each monthly theme include:

  • reproducible parent letter outlining the activities and expectations
  • 16 step-by-step, engaging Math lesson plans
  • 4 weekly poems with daily lesson plans (20 lesson plans in total)
  • detailed Integrated Studies lesson plans
  • classroom centre suggestions (e.g., Reading Centre, Writing/Language Centre, Mathematics Centre, Discovery Centre, Tactile Centre, Arts & Crafts Centre, and Dramatic Centre)
  • additional poems and fingerplays
  • comprehensive list of children's books
  • assessment suggestions and blackline masters

Monthly Themes

  • Unit 1 - I Am Special!: The first unit focuses on helping your students orient themselves to the "Big School". Students learn classroom rules and routines and recognize that every classmate is special.
  • Unit 2 - Apples and Pumpkins: With the beginning of the fall season, students engage in activities involving apples and pumpkins.
  • Unit 3 - Colours and Shapes: Students learn about the colours and shapes of a variety of everyday objects.
  • Unit 4 - Gingerbread Men: Students run, run, run as fast as they can to take part in exciting gingerbread-themed activities.
  • Unit 5 - Winter Wonderland: Students investigate the magic of the winter season.
  • Unit 6 - Friendship: Excitement and energy abound as students discover the importance of having friends and being a good friend.
  • Unit 7 - Bears: During the final weeks of winter, students venture into an exciting unit on bears.
  • Unit 8 - Spring Is Here!: Students explore and discover the changes spring brings to the outdoor world.
  • Unit 9 - On the Farm: Students kick up their heels and "travel" to the farm.
  • Unit 10 - Community Helpers: Students "travel" around the local community and celebrate those who contribute to it.

Kindergarten Plus! kit includes: 11 books: one book for each monthly theme, plus a getting-started book blackline masters (activity sheets, charts and graphs, cutouts, poems, and much more) cards for words and pictures CD-ROM of songs and poetry