Butterfly Lesson Plan Week of 10/24/16

Teachers: Miss Magda & Miss Bethany                 

Theme: Fall/Pumpkins

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).

Connect many kinds/quantities of concrete objects and actions to numbers.





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

Use their senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to explore their environment using sensory vocabulary

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

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

Communicate personal experiences or interests.

Recognize and describe or represent emotions such as happiness, surprise, anger, fear, sadness.

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.

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

Monday/ Tuesday




Songs: One, two, three, four, five pumpkins

Apple Song

Our God is so great


October Prayer Song: God made everything I see

Project: cut open a pumpkin and scoop out what is inside.

Observe and discuss the parts of the pumpkin: stem, skin, flesh, seeds.

Take a walk to our pumpkin vine, explore the pumpkins



Bible Story: A Wedding Party (pages 320-325) The Beginners Bible



Book: Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

What do you think is inside the pumpkin?

How does the outside and the inside of the pumpkin feel?




10/26/16- 10/27/16


 Monday and Tuesday songs

Project: Roast pumpkin seeds.

Bible Story: A Wedding Party (pages 320-325) The Beginners Bible

Book: Share and take turns by Cheri J. Meiners


What can we do with pumpkin seeds?

Examine pumpkin seeds before and after they are roasted. What do you see and taste?



Friday 10/29/16

Monday and Tuesday songs


Project: Make Pumpkin smoothie.



Bible Story: A Wedding Party (pages 320-325)The Beginners Bible

Book: The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

What can we do with the flesh of the pumpkin?

What did we put in our smoothie? 

How does the blender work?

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