Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 11/21/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Thanksgiving

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

-Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music.

-Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns

-Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group 

-Observe some U.S. national holidays and discuss how and why we celebrate them.

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

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

Spiritual: We Give Thanks for all of God’s Blessings!

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





-I Wanna Be Thankful

-We Thank God for all Our Friends!

-The Turkey Ran Away

Make a turkey by tracing your fingers and add details by drawing and pasting.

Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller

 Work together to list the various parts of a turkey (legs/feet, feathers, eyes, beak/wattle, etc.). 



Monday’s Songs

Enjoy a Thanksgiving party together! Children are welcome to bring in a stuffed animal (the Grasshoppers designed this party, and they chose to make hot chocolate, play Freeze Dance & other music games, and have stuffed animals).

Thanksgiving in the Barn by Nadine Bernard Westcott

 How do you make hot chocolate?  What are the ingredients?  



 No School- Thanksgiving Break





Happy Thanksgiving!







No School- Thanksgiving Break






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.