Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 2/13/17

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Friendship/Post Office

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

-Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.

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

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

-Observe, discuss, and dramatize basic economic concepts such as buying and selling, producing, and consuming.

-Use eye-hand coordination, visual perception and tracking, and visual motor skills in play activities.

-Strengthen hand grasp and flexibility 

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

-Link letters with sounds in play activities 

Spiritual: We can trust in the Lord in every situation.  Whenever we feel scared or worried, we can pray to God for help and comfort.

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

-Use nonstandard units to measure length, weight, and amount of content in familiar objects.

 

 

 

Monday

2/13

-Cat Song

-Valentine’s Day Finger Play Poem

-I Love You, Lord

-There Were Ten in the Bed

Use a tool to etch your own designs onto your Valentine heart.

 The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of Daniel and the Scary Sleepover in the Storybook Bible (p.152).

As a group, count backwards from ten to zero.  

Work together to count from one to 20.  

Tuesday 

2/14

Monday’s Songs

Deliver your valentine cards by matching the names on the cards to the names on the Post Office Box.

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of Daniel and the Scary Sleepover in the Storybook Bible (p.152).

If we deliver a valentine card to each person in our class, how many will we deliver in all?

 Wednesday

 2/15

 Monday’s Songs

Watch a short instructional video about how a Post Office functions.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of Daniel and the Scary Sleepover in the Storybook Bible (p.152).

Summarize what the process is for a letter/package entering the post office.  What happens first, second, third, etc?

Thursday 

2/16

Monday’s Songs

 

Hole punch and create your very own lacing plates.  Use ribbon or yarn to lace them together.  

Anna’s Secret Friend by Yoriko Tsutsui

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of Daniel and the Scary Sleepover in the Storybook Bible (p.152).

Use nonstandard units to measure the length of the boxes in our post office.

Friday 

2/17

Monday’s Songs

 

Work together to write a letter.  How is a letter set up?  Learn how to fold letters and to use an envelope properly. 

 

 

Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of Daniel and the Scary Sleepover in the Storybook Bible (p.152).

How much does a stamp cost?  How many do you need to mail a letter? (46 cents for a letter, post card is 34 cents) Show using real change how much these amounts are.

 

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.