Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 4/24/17

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: All About Me

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 songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

-Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music.


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

-Discuss nutritious meals and snacks and the difference between junk food and healthy food.

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

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

Spiritual: Jesus is alive today in heaven!

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

-Listen to and use appropriate language describing the names and functions of parts of the human body





-Barnyard Dance

-Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

-This is the Day that the Lord has Made

-Down by the Bay


Trace around someone’s body on big paper.  Work together to label all we know about bodies.

Bible Story: Read “Going Home” p 318 in The Storybook Bible.

Name all the body parts that you can think of.  What are their functions/what do they do?  



Monday’s Songs

Study your face and body in our mirrors. Begin to draw your own self portrait using pencil and paper.

These Hands by Hope Lynne Price

Bible Story: Read “Going Home” p 318 in The Storybook Bible.

What do hands help us do?  Can you think of one thing that you could not do without hands? 



 Monday’s Songs

Consult your mirror again.  Continue to work on your self-portrait.  Add details.  Tell someone about what you have drawn.  

My First Visit to the Hospital by Eve Marleau & Micheal Garton

Bible Story: Read “Going Home” p 318 in The Storybook Bible.

Analyze your picture… what details could be added?  



Monday’s Songs


Make bread in a bag!

Fuel the Body: Eating Well by Amanda Doering Tourville

Bible Story: Read “Going Home” p 318 in The Storybook Bible.

What kinds of foods do you like to eat that are healthy?  Work together to make a list.  How many foods are on our list? 




Monday’s Songs

 Use droppers to squirt watercolors on giant coffee filters.

Bend and Stretch by Pamela Hill Nettleton

Bible Story: Read “Going Home” p 318 in The Storybook Bible.

 What happens to the watercolors when they are dropped on the filters? 


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.