Butterfly Lesson Plan Week of 1/23/17

Teachers: Miss Magda & Miss Bethany                 

Theme: Animals in Winter



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

Build body awareness, strength, and coordination through locomotion activities.

Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

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

Develop audience skills by observing performances or artists at work in various aspects of the Arts.

Use dramatic play, costumes, and props to pretend to be someone else.

Use their senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to explore their environment using sensory vocabulary.

Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

Link letters with sounds in play activities

Communicate personal experiences or interests.

Listen to and use formal and informal language.

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

Observe and describe seasonal changes in plants, animals and their personal lives.

Identify and describe cause and effect as they relate to personal experiences and age-appropriate stories.

Monday & Tuesday

1/23/17 &1/24/17  

Letter A for Ark


Ready, Set, Winter!

Rise And Shine

Animal Actions

January Prayer Song: Our Heavenly Father, Kind and Good!

During Free play time: At our sensory table, place plastic animals in different shapes of containers, fill the containers with water, and then put them in the freezer. 


Project: Winter Animals Puppet Show 

“winter animals” visit our classroom to tell us how they survive in winter. 

Bible Story: The First Rainbow( Noah’s Ark)- The Beginners Bible

Book: Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Sung Na

What do you think will happen to the water when we put in the freezer?

What do you do to stay warm in the winter?

What is your favorite animal?

What do you think your favorite animal does to stay warm in the winter?

Does it fly to a warmer place, take a long nap, grow a thicker fur, or grow a layer of fat?



Letter R for Rainbow

Monday and Tuesday songs

Project: Act out The Mitten. 

Bible Story: The First Rainbow( Noah’s Ark)- The Beginners Bible

Book: The Mitten by Jan Brett

How many animals are in our story? Which animal would you like to be when we act out our story?

Thursday&Friday 1/26/17& 1/27/17

Letter H for Hibernation

Monday and Tuesday songs

During Free Play Time: Explore what happened to the water we had put in the freezer.

Project: Use a homemade blubber glove made of shortening to explore how fat helps animals stay warm in winter.

Bible Story: The First Rainbow( Noah’s Ark)- The Beginners Bible


Pastor Chris reads our Bible story.   

Book: Animals In Fall by Martha Rustad

How did the icy water feel when you used your bare hand? How did it feel when you put on the blubber glove? 
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