Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 10/24/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Autumn

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.

-Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

 

-Listen to and use comparative words to describe the relationships of objects to one another.

-Record observations and share ideas through simple forms of representation such as drawings.

-Compare and contrast natural materials such as water, rocks, soil, and living organisms using descriptive language.

-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

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

Spiritual: God loves all that he has made!

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

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

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

 

Monday

10/24

-The Leaves are Falling

-5 Little Pumpkins

-I Love You, Lord

Decorate bags.  Go for a walk and collect leaves, acorns and other autumn treasures in our bags.

 Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Storybook Bible.

 What kinds of items did you find on the ground outside?  How are the acorns different from the leaves?  How are the rocks different from the sticks?

Tuesday 

10/25

 Monday’s Songs

Use some of our leaves to make leaf rubbings on paper.  

Leaf Man by Lois Elhert

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Storybook Bible.

What kinds of leaves did you choose to place under your paper for our leaf rubbing project?  Describe them to the person sitting next to you.  

 Wednesday

 10/26

 Monday’s Songs

Identify the various parts of the tree together (roots, trunk, branches, leaves, etc.). Draw a tree outside using colored pencils and paper on clipboards.

Colorful Leaves by Maria Fleming

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Storybook Bible.

What color are the leaves on this tree?  Are most of the leaves still on the tree or have most fallen off?  What color is the bark and branches of the tree? 

Thursday 

10/27

Monday’s Songs

 

Use some of our collected leaves and work together to sort them into different piles.  

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Storybook Bible.

How can we sort our leaves (I.e.by color, size, shape)?

How will we sort our leaves today- by color and shape or size? (i.e. big yellow leaves/small yellow leaves)? 

Friday 

10/28

Monday’s Songs Make pumpkin muffins together!

It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Storybook Bible.

 

Observe the pumpkins growing outside.  Touch them and describe how they feel, look at them and tell what colors you see.  

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.