Butterfly Lesson Plan Week of 10/31/16

Teachers: Miss Magda & Miss Bethany                 

Theme: Fall/Leaves

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

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

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).

Talk about how people can be helpful/hurtful to one another.


Observe and describe seasonal changes in plants, animals, and their personal lives.

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


Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

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

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

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


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


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

Monday/ Tuesday




Songs:  This is the way we crunch the leaves

Leaves are Falling

Our God is so great



November Prayer Song: Loving and forgiving are you!

Project: Go on a nature walk and make observations about the trees outside. 

Discuss as a group what  we see.

Bible Story: A Good Neighbor (The Beginners Bible)

Book: A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard

Together, look at a picture of a tree in a summer time. Discuss what you see. Where are the leaves? What colors are the leaves?


11/02/16- 11/03/16


 Monday and Tuesday songs

At free play time: Sort out our leaves into groups  by color.

Project: Act out ” A Good Neighbor”


Bible Story: A Good Neighbor ( The Beginners Bible)

Book: We Love Fall by Diane Muldrow

How many groups did you make?

How many leaves are in each group?

What other ways can we sort? 


What role do you want to act out in our play( the hurt man, good neighbor, or the man who passed by and didn’t help?

Friday 11/04/16

Monday and Tuesday songs


Project: Make a two color pattern with our leaves.



Bible Story: A Good Neighbor ( The Beginners Bible)

Book: Colorful Leaves  by Maria Fleming

What colors are in your pattern?

What color comes next in the pattern? 

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