Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 12/12/16

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Happy Birthday, Jesus!

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

-Sing expressively.

-Sing a variety of songs within children’s vocal range, independently and with others.

– Respond to a variety of musical rhythms through body movement.

– Practice personal hygiene and safety measures.

-Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.

 

-Engage actively in read-aloud activities by asking questions, offering ideas, predicting or retelling important parts of a story or informational book.

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

Spiritual: On Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ birthday!

-Discuss and use vocabulary related to time in relevant activities.

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

 

 

Monday

12/12

-We Wish You a Merry Christmas

-Go, Tell It on the Mountain

-Christmas Bells

Bake a birthday cake for Jesus.

The Birds of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola

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

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

-What happens to our cake batter when we cook it? Why?

Tuesday 

12/13

Monday’s Songs

Make birthday crowns.

Frost and eat the birthday cake (after singing happy birthday to Jesus!).

God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren

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

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

 Wednesday

 12/14

 Monday’s Songs

Wrap our gifts (use tissue paper, tape, and bows).

 

Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski (Part 1)

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

What number day are we opening on our Advent calendar?

Thursday 

12/15

Monday’s Songs

 

Make Christmas cards.

Read a Christmas story, sing carols with the Trinity Covenant Church seniors group & give them gifts.

Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski (Part 2)

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

How many days are left until Christmas? 

 

Friday 

12/16

Monday’s Songs

 

Finish making Christmas cards.

Merry Christmas!  May God bless your vacation over the next 2 weeks.  We will see you in 2017!

 

Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski (Part 3)

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

What was the order of events in our story?  

What do you think you will do with your family to celebrate the Christmas holiday?

 

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.