Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 10/3/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                         Theme: Creation/Sweet Potatoes

Date Meeting Time Project Literacy Math/Science
Weekly Concepts (MA Guidelines)

-Listen to a wide variety of age appropriate literature read aloud

-Sing a variety of songs within children’s vocal range, independently and with others

-Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music

-Listen to and use formal and informal language

-Participate actively in discussions, listen to the ideas of others, and ask and answer relevant questions

-Explore and describe a wide variety of concrete objects by their attributes.

-Listen to, recognize, and use a broad vocabulary of sensory words

-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

-.Engage actively in read-aloud activities by asking questions, offering ideas, predicting or retelling important parts of a story or informational book

Spiritual: God is our loving creator; he made our world and he made us.

-Listen to and say the names of numbers in meaningful contexts. 

-Explore and describe a wide variety of concrete objects by their attributes

-Use positional language and ordinal numbers (first, second, third) in everyday activities.

-Explore and identify space, direction, movement, relative position, and size using body movement and concrete objects

Monday 10/3

-I’m All In

-1 Potato, 2 Potato

-Shake My Sillies Out

Be scientists and observe the sweet potatoes that Wyatt dug up from his grandparent’s garden.  Use magnifying glasses. Draw what you see using paper and pencils.

Puppets Davey and Diane visit our meeting time!

Bible Story:  This week we will gradually read the Creation Story in the Storybook Bible, p. 18 to p. 27 

-Observe the sweet potato plant: what do we see/feel/smell? (Teachers will record students verbal observations).

Tuesday 10/4

-I’m All In

-1 Potato, 2 Potato

-Shake My Sillies Out

Push toothpicks into a potato so that we can have it partially submerged as we balance it on a glass of water.

 

When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang

Bible Story: This week we will gradually read the Creation Story in the Storybook Bible, p. 18 to p. 27 

-Where shall we place our toothpicks; in the top, middle or bottom of potato? Describe why.

Wednesday 10/5  -I’m All In

-1 Potato, 2 Potato

-Shake My Sillies Out

Make a list of all the things that we know that are made out of potatoes.  

 

 

Loving by Ann Morris

Bible Story: This week we will gradually read the Creation Story in the Storybook Bible, p. 18 to p. 27 

-Describe what the texture (feeling) of our potatoes (rough/smooth/ridgy/curved, etc.)

-Count how many foods are made out of potatoes on our list

Thursday 10/6

 -I’m All In

-1 Potato, 2 Potato

-Shake My Sillies Out

Students will hear instructions and try to follow them through an obstacle course (e.g., crawl under the table, walk around the jungle gym; jump over the block).

“I was so Mad” by Mercer Mayer

Bible Story:  This week we will gradually read the Creation Story in the Storybook Bible, p. 18 to p. 27 

-Have students use positional words to describe how to go through the obstacle course 

Friday 10/7

-I’m All In

-1 Potato, 2 Potato

-Shake My Sillies Out

Potato Party!  

-Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes

-Work together to set up our party: put out plates, napkins, etc.

Bible Story: This week we will gradually read the Creation Story in the Storybook Bible, p. 18 to p. 27 

-What food made out of sweet potatoes do you like the most/least?

 

Other Daily Activities Concepts
Free Play

  • Play Dough
  • Puzzles
  • Writing Center
  • Easel painting
  • Lego Table
  • Blocks
  • Cars/Trucks
  • Housekeeping/Dramatic play
  • Sensory Table
Use sense of sight, hearing touch, smell and taste to explore the environment using sensory vocabulary. Strengthen hand grasp and flexibility. Use eye-hand coordination and visual perception to complete puzzles, draw, paint, write
Bike Room/Playground Build body awareness, strength, and coordination through locomotion activities.