Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 10/31/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Pumpkins

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

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

-Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

-Participate actively in discussions, listen to the ideas of others, and ask and answer relevant questions.

 

-Use estimation in meaningful ways and follow up by verifying the accuracy of estimations. 

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

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

 

 

-Use emergent writing skills to make letters in many settings and for many purposes. 

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

Spiritual: This week’s Bible story is based on God’s special promise to Abraham (as found in Genesis 12- 21).

-Organize and draw conclusions from facts they have collected

-Listen to and say the names of numbers in meaningful contexts.

-Generate questions and gather information to answer their questions in various ways. 

 

 

Monday

10/31

-Triangle, Circle or Square

-5 Little Pumpkins

-He is the Light

Make a prediction: what weighs more; you or the pumpkin?

Using a scale, weigh yourself and then weigh our pumpkin. Was your guess correct?

 It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “Son of Laughter” in the Storybook Bible.  

Talk together at meeting time about: what do we know about pumpkins?  What do we want to know about pumpkins? 

Tuesday 

11/1

 Monday’s Songs

Cut a piece of yarn to fit around our pumpkin.  Put your yarn around the pumpkin.  Is it too small, too big, or just right?  Hang your yarn on our graph.  Using a measuring tape, find out the actual circumference.

Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “Son of Laughter” in the Storybook Bible.

Look at our graph together. Was your yarn smaller/bigger/just right?  Did students mostly guess too small/too big/just right?  What did students guess the least?

 Wednesday

 11/2

 Monday’s Songs

Work on our pumpkin poster: draw, label and paint.  Label with words we have learned about this week such as pumpkin, stem, vine, pulp, seed, skin, etc. 

16 Runaway Pumpkins by Diane Ochiltree

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “Son of Laughter” in the Storybook Bible.

What do pumpkins need in order to grow?  Where do they grow?  What can we make with pumpkins?

Thursday 

11/3

Monday’s Songs

 

Take turns scooping out the insides of our pumpkin.

Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King (Read first half.)

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “Son of Laughter” in the Storybook Bible.

How many seeds do you think we found?  Estimate and record our answers.

 

Friday 

11/4

Monday’s Songs Pumpkin seeds: bake, season with savory & salty spices, and enjoy!

Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King (Read second half.)

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “Son of Laughter” in the Storybook Bible.

How many seeds did we each receive?  Count them and work together to add them up!  Were any of our estimations close?

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.