Dragonfly Lesson Plan – 5-1-17

Teachers: Miss Marie, Miss Joy and Miss Ulli
Theme: Worms/ Soil/ Gardening

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.

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

– Compare and contrast natural materials such as water, rocks, soil, and living organisms using descriptive language. 

 

-Listen to a wide variety of age appropriate literature read aloud.

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

Spiritual: Each day we will read a Bible story and discuss it as the children eat snack. We are working our way through our Children’s Bible.

-Observe and identify the characteristics and needs of living things: humans, animals, and plants.

-Sort, categorize, or classify objects by more than one attribute.

Monday

 5/1

New Song/Activity: 

“I Love Worms”

“Wiggle Your Worms Up”

Free Play Tables: Inventions/Play Dough (can you roll out a worm?)

Center Project: Making worm puppets with paper cups and Easter grass, or with apple cut outs. Create a script for a play to perform for our Reading Buddies.

Book: 

Grandpa’s Garden by Stella Fry              

Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser

Sensory Table: Worms and soil (during the week we will feed the worms and prepare to add them to the raised bed parents are making on the playground this weekend)

Have our Marigolds sprouted?

Bird observations at our feeder and on the playground.

Tuesday 

 5/2

Monday’s Songs

Free Play Tables: Worm paintings (Paint using yarn worms)/Play Dough

Center Activity: Practice our play and make worm puppets on popsicle sticks for the Butterflies. Add an action for the Butterflies to perform in our play with their puppets.

Book:

Yucky Worms by Vivian French

Tunneling Earthworms Suzanne Dell’Oro

Sensory Table (see Monday)

Place thin slices of apple in the worms tub.

What are our worms doing today? Is the soil damp but not wet?

 Wednesday

 5/3

 Monday’s Songs

Free Play Tables: Inventions/ Play dough

Center Activity: Practice our play/Do we need to add words to our word walll?

Book:  

Life Cycles of Worms by Robin Nelson

Grandpa’s Garden by Stella Fry

Sensory Table (see Monday)

What has happened to the newspaper we put in with the worms? Does it look the same?

Thursday 

 5/4

Monday’s Songs

 

Free Play Tables: Inventions center/Play Dough

Center Activity: 

Games: Tic-Tac-To, Seed Packet Memory Game and “Worm Sorting”  

Worm Sorting-a teacher guided activity which includes sequencing/sorting different lengths of yarn smallest to largest, largest to smallest or by color

Reading Buddies: Perform the worm puppet show we created as a group. Show the Butterflies some of our real worms.

 

Sensory Table (see Monday)

 

Have the worms done anything to the apple slices we put in Monday?

Friday 

 5/5

Monday’s songs

 

 

Free Play Tables: Inventions center/Play Dough

Center Activity: Field trip to Dunback Meadows -observations of new life.

(If weather does not allow us to go to the Meadow we will finger paint “worm tracks” and use the Seed packet memory game)

Book: We will  re-read Yucky Worms by Vivian French during our explorations in Dunback Meadow.

 Sensory Table (see Monday)      

A final check on our worms to make sure they are ready for the garden tomorrow. Are they damp? Remove uneaten food.

Bird observations at our feeder and on the playground.

 

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

New Song/Activity:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I Love Worms”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Sing to the tune of:  “Three Blind Mice”)

I love worms,
I love worms,
See how they squirm.
See how they squirm.
I love to see them wiggle around.
I love to see them dig in the ground.
I love that they don’t make a sound.
I love worms!

“Wiggle Your Worms Up”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Using our fingers as worms)

Wiggle your worms up, then wiggle them down.
Wiggle your worms around and around.

Wiggle them high, wiggle them low.
Wiggle them fast, wiggle them slow.

Wiggle them over, the tops of your toes.
Wiggle them under the tip of your nose.

Wiggle them up your arm to the top
Wiggle them down to your lap and stop.

Bike Room/Playground Build body awareness, strength, and coordination through locomotion activities.