Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 11/28/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Jesus’s Birth

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.

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

Spiritual: God sent his son Jesus into our world to show us how much he loves us.

-Recognize, describe, reproduce, extend, create, and compare repeating patterns of concrete materials. 

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

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

Monday

11/28

-Little Baby Jesus

-Go, Tell It on the Mountain

-Christmas Bells

Work together to build an advent wreath.

The Story of Christmas by Vivian French (read first half)

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “He’s Here!” in the Storybook Bible.

 How many candles do we have in our advent wreath?  What materials did we use to make the wreath?  Describe what the evergreens smell/feel/look like.

Tuesday 

11/29

Monday’s Songs

Create Christmas wrapping paper.

The Story of Christmas by Vivian French (finish story)

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “He’s Here!” in the Storybook Bible.  

Make a count down to Christmas chain.  What pattern can we make out of the red and green links?

 Wednesday

 11/30

 Monday’s Songs

Work together to decorate a big star for the top of our Christmas tree!

 

This is the Star by Joyce Dunbar

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “He’s Here!” in the Storybook Bible.  

Work together to retell the order of events in the story of Jesus’ birth.

Thursday 

12/1

Monday’s Songs

 

Make your own water color painting while listening to spiritual music.

 

This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “He’s Here!” in the Storybook Bible.  

Work on estimating how many ornaments are on our tree and then help count them all! 

 

Friday 

12/2

Monday’s Songs

 

Work together to read our recipe and make pancakes!

 

Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “He’s Here!” in the Storybook Bible.  

How many ingredients are we using to make pancakes?  What happens to the batter when we cook it? Why?

 

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.