Thematic Learning
MCPS changes themes approximately every 2 weeks. We believe the children learn better/faster/more in-depth in a structured fun environment where each craft, story, circle time, field trip, etc., focuses on the theme being taught. The children can hear about, touch, see, smell, feel, and taste the theme, while having such a fun time that they do not even realize they are learning. "Thematic Learning" allows the children to get excited about learning".


Themes :

  • The Farm/La Ferme
  • Fall/Thanksgiving - L’Automne/L’Action de Grace
  • Halloween                                
  • My Body/Mon Corps
  • Gingerbread Men - Christmas/Gingembre - Noel
    (you have to see what happens during the Gingerbread theme.  Sooooo much fun / imagination / magic, you'll be talking about it throughout the holidays .. and so will the children)
  • Winter/Hibernation & Bears / L’Hiver/Hibernation & Les Ours
  • Safety/La Securite
  • Valentine’s/Le Saint Valentin
  • (4’s)   Outer Space/L’Espace     
  • (3’s)   Transportation
  • Dinosaurs/Les Dinosaures
  • The Environment/L’Environement
  • Spring/Le Printemps
  • Easter/Le Paques
  • Creepy Crawlies/Les Insectes
  • (4’s) The Rain Forest/Le Foret de pluie
  • (3’s) The Zoo/Le Jardin Zoologique
  • Sea Friends/Les animaux l’ocean
  • Native Americans/Les Ameridiens
  • Italy/Italie
  • Nunavut
  • Knights and Castles/Chateaux et Chevaliers
  • Science week/la semaine de science

Field Trips:

Christmas:
3 yr : Sleigh ride with Santa and visit, 4 yr : Pagent and Santa visits class. Santa visits the children and respects all beliefs and cultures. Santa has been known to entertain the adults as much as he does the children.
Native Americans - Chief Top Leaf pays the class a visit.
Dinosaurs - Visit the Dinosaur museum
Transportation - Train Ride
Space - Visit the
Dow Planetarium

Sea Friends - The Whale Lady visits the class
Fall / Thanksgiving - Pumpkin Picking/apple picking 
Science Week - Captain Catalyst joins us for a week and shows the children science experiments
Spring -
Morgan Arboretum
Safety - Visit Fire station
My Body - Wymgym
Bugs(Creepy Crawlies) - Lyman (bug) museum
The Ocean - Swim/Gym
Others

Please note that themes and / or Field Trips may change or vary.