Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 12/5/16

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.

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.

Monday

12/5

-Joy to the World

-Feliz Navidad

-Silent Night

Decorate frames for our own artwork.

Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Christmas by Joy Cowley

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “The Light of the Whole World” in the Storybook Bible.

 How many candles do we light on our advent wreath?  How many weeks are left until Jesus’ birthday?

Tuesday 

12/6

Monday’s Songs

Work together to design a mural collage.

No Room at the Inn- The Nativity Story by Jean Malone

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read “The Light of the Whole World” in the Storybook Bible.

Count down to Christmas on our chain… how many days are left?

 Wednesday

 12/7

 Monday’s Songs

Make our own Christmas stockings

 

The Friendly Beasts based upon traditional Christmas carol

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “The Light of the Whole World” in the Storybook Bible.

What is a pattern?  Can you find any in our room or on our clothing?  Can you make your own pattern?

Thursday 

12/8

Monday’s Songs

 

Eliza Soh’s parents visit our classroom to help with a special project.

 

One Snowy Night by M. Christina Butler

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read “The Light of the Whole World” in the Storybook Bible.

What is the order of events in our story?  Can you retell the story chronologically?

 

Friday 

12/9

Monday’s Songs

 

Decorate stars

 

Snowmen at Christmas by Carolyn Buehner

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read “The Light of the Whole World” in the Storybook Bible.

How many animals are in our story today?  

 

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.