Big School Themes
Children are encouraged to bring in items that support the themes. We love to have our families engaged in our program. Your participation helps your child feel important and valued. If you have a talent or theme specific knowledge you would like to share, please let us know!
September—Myself, My Family & My Home
Color—Shades of Brown
Shape—Sphere & Circle
Art - Vincent Van Gogh
Eco-Tip—Adopt an area on your road to help keep it free of litter
October—Nocturnal Animals, Halloween
Colors—Orange & Black
Shape—Triangle & Pyramid
Letters—T & H
Animals—Tiger & Hippopotamus
Author—Bring in a Halloween book
Music — Hip Hop
Eco-Tip—Try to buy items without a lot of packaging.
November—Our Food & Being Thankful
Colors—Colors of Autumn Leaves (red, yellow, orange, and brown)
Shape—Cube & Square
Letters—F & L
Animals—Fish & Lizard
Eco-Tip—More than 52 million tons of paper products were recycled in 2018. That’s roughly the same weight as 350,000 blue whales.
Colors—Gold and Silver
Shape—Cone & Star
Animals—Stag (Santa’s Reindeer)
Author—Chris Van Allsburg
Eco-Tip—Remember your neighbors & feathered friends (birds) by packaging birdseed to share with them. Recycle your Christmas tree to your backyard and hang food on it.
January—Baby It's Cold Outside: Animals & People in Winter
Colors—Shades of Blue
Letters—B & D
Animals—Bear & Deer
Eco-Tip—Save ribbons and wrapping paper to use in art projects and other creations.
February—Pets, People and
Color—Shades of Red
Shape—Cylinder & Heart
Letters—V & P
Animals—Vultures & Porcupines
Eco-Tip—Consider sending outgrown toys/clothing to friends or agencies that can distribute them to those who are in need.
March—Dinosaurs and Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Color—Shades of Green
Letters—R, J, & G
Animals—Raccoon, Jackal, Goat
Author—Dr. Seuss (BD is 3/2)
& Jane Yolen
Eco-Tip—Most Americans throw away more than 4 lbs. of trash each day. Find ways to add less to our landfills.
Color—Colors of Spring
Letter—Z, Q, W, & K
Animals—Zebra, Quail, Whale, Kangaroo
Eco-Tip—Invest in reusable shopping bags.
May—Insects and Gardens
Letters—C, N, & Y
Animals—Centipede, Nightingale, Yak
Author—William Joyce & Lois Ehler
Art—Leonardo da Vinci
Eco-Tip—Start your own compost pile by using fruit and vegetable scraps from your kitchen.
June—Vacations: Camping, Mountains, Beach & Staycations
Color—Colors of the Sun
Shapes—Oval & Ellipse
Eco-Tip—Use energy saving light bulbs in your home. If you recycle one glass bottle it saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours.
July—Ocean and Ocean Life
Colors—The Colors of Our Flag: Red, White, and Blue
Shape—Octagon & Rectangle
Eco-Tip—Snip your six pack rings so that land and sea animals are safe.
Color—Experimenting with color
Author—Kate & Jim McMillan
Eco-Tip—Check all your water faucets for small leaks. SAVE WATER