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 and My Family
Color—Shades of Brown
Shape—Sphere & Circle
Eco-Tip: Adopt an area on your road to help keep it free of litter
October—Fairy Tales, Nocturnal Animals, Halloween
Colors—Orange & Black
Shape—Triangle & Pyramid
Letters—T & H
Animals—Turtle & Hawk
Eco-Tip: Try to buy items without a lot of packaging. Use cloth bags to carry your groceries.
November—Farms, Where Does Our Food Come From?
Colors—Colors of Autumn Leaves (red, yellow, orange, and brown)
Shape—Cube & Square
Letters—F & L
Animals—Fox & Lion
Eco-Tip: Buy items made from recycled materials.
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.
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 and People...The Things We Love; Valentine's Day
Color—Shades of Red
Shape—Cylinder & Heart
Letters—V & P
Animals—Voles & Peacocks
Eco-Tip: Consider sending outgrown toys/clothing to friends or agencies that can distribute them to those who are in need.
March—Birds; Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Color—Shades of Green
Letters—R, J, & G
Animals—Rabbit, Jaguar, Gorilla
Author—Dr. Seuss (BD is 3/2)
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, Quetzal, Wallaby, Koala
Eco-Tip: Invest in reusable shopping bags.
May—Insects and Gardens
Letters—C, N, & Y
Animals—Click Beetle, Netwing,
& Yellow Jacket
Eco-Tip: Start your own compost pile by using fruit and vegetable scraps from your kitchen.
June—Reptiles & Amphibians
Color—Colors of the Sun
Shapes—Oval & Ellipse
Eco-Tip: Use energy saving light bulbs in your home.
July—Ocean and Ocean Animals
Colors—The colors of our flag-Red, White, and Blue
Eco-Tip: Snip your six pack rings so that land and sea animals are safe.
Color—Experimenting with color
Author—Nancy E. Shaw
Eco-Tip: Check all your water faucets for small leaks. SAVE WATER