Butterfly Lesson Plan Week of 11/07/16

Teachers: Miss Magda & Miss Bethany                 

Theme: Transportation/Trains



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

 Explore activities and vocabulary related to movement, balance, strength, and flexibility. 

Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

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

Explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and media to create two- and  three-dimensional artwork.



Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

Ask and seek out answers to questions about objects and events with the assistance of interested adults. 


Explore, describe, and compare the properties of liquids and solids found in children’s daily environment.

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



Monday/ Tuesday




Songs:  Down at the station early in the morning

Deep and Wide

Clickety clack, what’s that coming down the track


November Prayer Song: Loving and forgiving are you!

Project: Use bottle caps and paper shapes to design your shoebox freight car. 

Connect our cars together to make a freight train similar to the one in our story.

Bible Story:  Best Friends(David and Jonathan) The Beginners Bible

Book: Freight Train by Donald Crews

Which car in our story’s freight train are you making; red caboose, orange tank, yellow hopper,etc..?

What jobs do freight trains do?

What do you like to load into your freight car; cattle, food, toys,etc..?




11/09/16- 11/10/16


 Monday and Tuesday songs

At free play time: Watch an educational video to learn about steam engines.

Project: Go on an in-school adventure to watch the steam coming out of a teapot.

Bible Story: Best Friends(David and Jonathan) The Beginners Bible 

Book: Can you Choo Choo by David Wojtowycz

How does a steam engine work? 

What makes the water turn into steam?

What sound did you hear when the steam started coming out?




Friday 11/11/16

No School





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