Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 1/23/17

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Author Study on Jan Brett

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

-Listen to various kinds of instrumental music and explore a variety of melody and rhythmic instruments.

-Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

– Play instruments using different beats, tempos, dynamics, and interpretation.

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

-Create characters through physical movement, gesture, sound, speech, and facial expressions.

– Explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and media to create two and three-dimensional artwork.

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

-Listen to several books by the same author or using the same illustrator.

Spiritual: Joshua and the Israelites trusted God to guide them; we can as well!

-Listen to and use comparative words to describe the relationships of objects to one another.

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

 

 

Monday

1/16

-Five in the Bed

-Down by the Bay

-Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho

-I’m A Little Snowman

 

Make your own hedgehog using paper, scissors, glue, googly eyes, pompoms, and a plate.

 The Hat by Jan Brett

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of “The Warrior Leader” in the Storybook Bible (p.108).

This week we will continue to observe and record the weather daily on our class graph.  If it snows, we have decided it would be fun to use rulers to measure the depth of the snow. 

Tuesday 

1/23

Monday’s Songs

 

 Work together to act out Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears as told by Jan Brett 

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of “The Warrior Leader” in the Storybook Bible (p.108).

Help sort items into large, medium, and small piles.  What is the difference between small/medium/large?

 Wednesday

 1/24

 Monday’s Songs

Make melted snow- people using glue, sticks, googly eyes, etc.

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of “The Warrior Leader” in the Storybook Bible (p.108).

What are the similarities and differences between Goldilocks and the 3 Snow Bears stories?  Compare and contrast them as a class.

Thursday 

1/25

Monday’s Songs

 

Play BINGO together as a class.  

 

 

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of “The Warrior Leader” in the Storybook Bible (p.108).

How do you play BINGO?  Work as a class to explain the rules.  (Find the letter and the number when it is called…  When you fill up a row, call out, “BINGO!”)

Friday 

1/26

Monday’s Songs

 

Make gingerbread together & enjoy!

 

Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of “The Warrior Leader” in the Storybook Bible (p.108).

How many characters are in Gingerbread Friends?   What are the order of events in this story?

How many ingredients are in gingerbread?

 

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.