Butterfly Lesson Plan Week of 10/17/16

Teachers: Miss Magda & Miss Bethany                 

Theme: Fall/Apples

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

Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (taking turns in talking; listening to peers; waiting until someone is finished; asking questions and waiting for an answer; gaining the floor in appropriate ways).


Act out ways that movement and dance can show feelings or convey meaning.


Observe, discuss, and dramatize basic economic concepts such as buying and selling, producing, and consuming.


Use dramatic play, costumes, and props to pretend to be someone else.


Observe and discuss the various kinds of work people do outside and inside their homes. Link to Skills and

Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.


Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

Sort, categorize, or classify objects by more than one attribute.


Make predictions about changes in materials or objects based on past experience.


Explore and identify simple machines such as ramps, gears, wheels, pulleys, and levers through play experiences.

Monday/ Tuesday




Songs:  Apple song 

Sammy’s Song

I’ve got the joy down in my heart

October Prayer Song: God made everything I see!









During free play time, go apple picking in our “apple orchard” in the bike room, then go on “a freight  train ride” to transport your apples   to our farm stand.

Project: Taste different kinds of apples and share with your friends which one you liked the best.

Bible Story: God Gives His People Bread to Eat (Read-Aloud Bible Stories Vol.3)

Book: Freight Train by Donald Crews

How many apples did you collect? 


How did you transport your apples to our farm stand?


10/19/16- 10/20/16


 Monday and Tuesday songs

Happy Birthday Grey! 



Project: Make homemade apple sauce from cooked apples.


Bible Story: God Gives His People Bread to Eat (Read-Aloud Bible Stories Vol.3)

Book: I am an Apple by Jean Marzollo 


How are raw apples different from cooked apples?

How does an old- fashioned apple sauce maker work?


Friday 10/21/16

Monday and Tuesday songs


Project: Look at different kinds of apples and decide which one you want to draw, then use green or red paint to draw your picture. 

Bible Story: God Gives His People Bread to Eat (Read-Aloud Bible Stories Vol.3)

BookHands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi 

Which kind of apple did you draw?

What shape and color is your apple?


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