Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 10/11/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Animals

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

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

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


-Observe and describe ways that animals, birds, and insects use various parts of their bodies to accomplish certain tasks and compare them to ways people would accomplish a similar task.

-Observe and describe how natural habitats provide for the basic needs of plants and animals with respect to shelter, food, water, air, and light.

-Engage in play experiences that involve naming and sorting common words into various classifications using general and specific language. 

-Listen to and use formal and informal language

-Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms

-Add details or make changes to published or class-made stories

Spiritual: Sometimes we make bad choices but we can ask for forgiveness and God will forgive and love us.

– Listen to and say the names of numbers in meaningful contexts

– Use nonstandard units to measure length, weight, and amount of content in familiar objects




 No School- Columbus Day Holiday





-Oh When the Saints Go Marching In (with instruments)

-Animal Action

-The Bald Eagle Song

Use measuring tape and some non-standard units of measure to show how tall a giraffe is (i.e. children lay down in a line, etc).  


Animal Action by Karen Pandell and Art Wolfe- Read First Half

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “The Terrible Lie” chapter in the Storybook Bible (p. 28 to 36).

What can we use besides a measuring tape to measure how long a giraffe is?



 Tuesday Songs

Play Animal Charades

 Animal Action by Karen Pandell and Art WolfeRead Second Half

Bible Story: “The Terrible Lie” in the Storybook Bible

 What are the natural habitats of the animals we are reading about?  Have you been to any of these places?  Can you describe them (jungle, forest, beach, etc)?



Tuesday Songs


Draw your favorite animal to help us make a class book!

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Robin Page & Steve Jenkins

Bible Story: “The Terrible Lie” in the Storybook Bible

If each child makes a page in our class book, how many pages will we have in our book?



Tuesday Songs

Play Animal Guessing Game- Act out animal behaviors (i.e. how do they eat something?)

Read our class animal book!

Bible Story: “The Terrible Lie” in the Storybook Bible 

How many different animals did we include in our book?  


Other Daily Activities Concepts
Free Play

  • Play Dough
  • Puzzles
  • Writing Center
  • Easel painting
  • 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.