Teaching 4 Year Olds – A Planning Guide

Hey Hey Teacher Friend! I have had so many requests for help planning 5 days a week for 4 year olds. So, here it is!

I have put together a full guide that shows you a year of themes, a year of learning focus skills, detailed weekly lesson plans, and monthly planning pages with daily activity cheat sheets.

I know this is going to be helpful to you, so I wanted to make sure you had access to it today!

I want you to have my full year planning system on hand so you can leave work on time and plan a whole month out in 10 minutes. This guide will give you everything you need to plan, with links to resources so you don’t even have to figure out how to teach each skill every day!

You’ll get:

Full Year Scope and Sequence

My Weekly Lesson Plans

Monthly Planning Pages

Illustrated Sample Week of Teaching

Send Me the FREE Planning Guide!

This planning guide is based on my Learn Through Play Prek full year curriculum for 4 year olds. I have personally been using this (along with many teachers and parents around the country) for several years now. Every year, I make any updates that I have found to work better or enhance this program. Updates are also made as needed for new research based best practices! Future updates are always free to anyone who already owns this bundle!!

The 4 year old full year bundle includes:

•MDO full year

•Letter A Day Phonics Program

•Letter and Phonics Program

•Math Program

•Level AA Reading Centers

•Other Phonics (Coming Soon)

•CVC (Coming Soon)

•Numbers Extensions 20-100 (Coming Soon)

•Learn Through Play Math: Making 5 Addition (Coming Soon)

–PLUS Mad Science Days (Coming Soon)–

Kids have a lot to learn in the early childhood years, and we as parents and teachers play a huge role in their development. I have developed this 4 year old pre-k curriculum to help preschool teachers and parents get their kids prepped for kinder. This preschool program has many components that help children learn through play and exploration. I focus on character development, social skills, motor skills, math, reading, and more!

This Learn Through Play Prek preschool curriculum is a multidimensional approach to learning that effectively prepares students for Kindergarten. My programs are custom developed using the most up-to-date educational approaches to meet the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of preschool aged children. This purposefully play based preschool program has a math and literacy-rich academic curriculum that is enhanced with hands-on learning in a small group setting. Specialized activities are included that incorporate movement, as well as monthly Mad Science days to build each student’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. I believe that children should be taught in a variety of ways to reach every learner at their own level while being loved on by their teachers. I also believe play is a major factor in child development, and encourage free play as well playing with a purpose. This preschool curriculum program is a great academic foundation for teachers, parents, and preschools.

My teacher heart was so full last year seeing how big of a difference my Letter A Day Phonics program made in mastering letter sounds and ID!! Majority of my students knew their letters and sounds, PLUS most could sound out words without any direct instruction!! I have never seen that before. I could very clearly see that it had to do with my Letter Sound Stories that we used for each letter. They LOVED them and really connected with the stories. This is one of the programs included in the 4 year old full year bundle.

If you have really young 4’s or 3’s, I also have a curriculum bundle for three year olds that has been super successful in my classroom and in my school. This is a collection of everything I use to teach math and literacy to three year olds. Lesson plans, printables, minilessons, and centers are included in this bundle of resources.

Happy Teaching, Friend!!