I love the theme "Helpful Kids". We learn about the letter H and we talk about how kids have an important roll to play in the world. We read few of the "Bucket Fillers" books and talk about how our actions affect not only ourselves, but the people around us. All day long we get to put pompoms into our class bucket as we're doing things that really help out.
We spend the majority of the day working on our reading skills. Now that we've introduced the letter H we can work on so many new words (ham, hat). We love using whiteboards in our reading groups. I utilize the Amazing Action Alphabet mini readers and write one word per board for each of the kids so they are each presented with a different word they need to read. We go around the circle many times so that in the end they practice every word, but never right after the person before them.Helpful Kids Preschool Lesson Plans Here!