Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 2/27/17

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                                     Theme: Tools/Lent

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

-Participate actively in discussions, listen to the ideas of others, and ask and answer relevant questions.

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

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

-Identify and use simple tools appropriately to extend observations.

-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 estimation in meaningful ways and follow up by verifying the accuracy of estimations. 

 

 

 

Monday

2/27

-You Gave

-Opposites

-Driving in my Car

Make our own name puzzles!  Use scissors to cut the pieces of the puzzle.  Put your puzzle back together.

 We Share Everything by Robert Munsch

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of God’s Messenger in the Storybook Bible (p.160).

What are tools? Make a list of the tools we know and what we know about them.    

Tuesday 

2/28

Monday’s Songs

Use you favorite color crayon to draw a picture in your book.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt (part 1)

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of God’s Messenger in the Storybook Bible (p.160).

How many pages are in your book?  Draw numbers on the corner of each page in order from 1-10.

 Wednesday

 3/1

 Monday’s Songs

Use a hammer to drive nails into a piece of wood.  

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt (part 2)

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of God’s Messenger in the Storybook Bible (p.160).

What else could you use a hammer for? 

How many times do you hit the hammer on the nail before the nail is completely driven in? 

Thursday 

3/2

Monday’s Songs

 

Make pretzels and fashion them into your own initials.  Use a ruler to measure how long and wide they are after they bake. 

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of God’s Messenger in the Storybook Bible (p.160).

How many inches long is your pretzel?  Estimate first, then measure. Write the number on your parchment paper.

Friday 

3/3

Monday’s Songs

 

Use a recipe to make our own homemade paint!  

 

Sky Color by Peter Reynolds

Bible Story:  Over the course of this week, we will read story of God’s Messenger in the Storybook Bible (p.160).

What ingredients (& how many), do we use to make paint?  

 

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.