Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 1/3/17

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Weather/The Three Kings

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

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

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

– Organize and draw conclusions from facts they have collected. 

-Identify the characteristics of local weather based on first-hand observations

 

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

-Generate questions and gather information to answer their questions in various ways. 

Spiritual: The Three Kings traveled a long distance to welcome the King of Kings: Jesus!

-Record observations and share ideas through simple forms of representation such as drawings.

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

 

 

Monday

1/2

No School: New Year’s Holiday Observed

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 

1/3

-Stand Strong

-Animal Action

-The Mitten Song

Make weather forecaster microphones using cardboard tubes, foil, and styrofoam balls.

 

Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read  Tomie DePaola’s version of “The Three Kings”.

What is weather forecasting?  How can we understand  what the weather is like each day?

 Wednesday

 1/4

 Tuesday’s Songs

Help Miss Aimee dress appropriately for a snowstorm… in what order should she put on her snow clothes?  Consult our snowsuit chart for tips!

 

Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett (Read by Anne Chen, Lily’s mother!)

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read  Tomie DePaola’s version of “The Three Kings”.

Why do we need to dress in so many clothes in the winter?  What can we do in the cold & snowy weather that we may not be able to do in the warmer summer weather?

Thursday 

1/5

 Tuesday’s Songs

 

Work together to make a weather word wall next to our meeting circle.  Take turns disciphering and putting up weather words!

 

Weather Words by Gail Gibbons (Read first half.)

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read  Tomie DePaola’s version of “The Three Kings”.

What is your favorite kind of weather?

 

Friday 

1/6

 Tuesday’s Songs

 

 

Work together to make a weather graph.  What kids of weather can we possibly have?  What picture can we draw to show each weather?

Weather Words by Gail Gibbons (Read second half.)

Bible Story: Over the course of this week, we will read  Tomie DePaola’s version of “The Three Kings”.

What is the weather like today?  Take turns each day looking outside to give the weather report and put a link on the appropriate column of our weather graph. 

 

 

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.