Happy Summer Vacation! Are you a teacher who plans to spend summer vacation reviewing classroom materials and teaching ideas? Many teachers review themes and units used in the past year, and begin to plan for the next school year during summer “break”. I’ve been excitedly planning themes to use in preschool with my three year old next fall. As I’ve been planning, I’ve been organizing my book reviews and book activities by preschool theme. I’ve created a quick reference page at ready-set-read.com.
Many preschool teachers use themes to teach. I’ve found it helps to have a book list for each theme. These books can be used for read alouds, student exploration, and research by the students and teachers. I’ve created book lists for some of our favorite themes:
Community Helpers Theme
Back to School Theme
Me and my Family Theme
You can view the book lists on my preschool themes page.
Do you use themes in your preschool classroom? What are some of your favorite themes?