Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 5/8/17

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: Caring for Others/Farmer’s Market

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.

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

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


-Create scenarios, props, and settings for dramatizations and dramatic play.

-Use their senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to explore their environment using sensory vocabulary.

-Talk about how people can be helpful/hurtful to one another.

-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

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

Spiritual: We will think about how we can care for others as we consider Jesus’ parable of the Samaritan. 

-Identify and use simple tools appropriately to extend observations.

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

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



-Old MacDonald had a Farm

-“Hallelujah (Your Love Makes Me Sing!)” Play our rhythmic instruments! 

-Beloved, Let Us Love One Another” (a song by Miss Ellie!)

We will begin to create a special secret gift for our mothers today! 😉

Continue working on our farm stand.  Do we have all the labels that we need?  We can add finishing touches this week.

Old MacDonald Things That Go by Jane Clarke

Bible Story: This week we will read “The Good Samaritan” and think about how we can care for others.

How many different kinds of foods do we offer at our farm stand?  What kinds of farms do they come from (vegetable, dairy, fruit, etc.).  



Monday’s Songs

Continue to work on our top secret mom project! Ssshhh!

Have you thought about telling someone why you love them?  What would you tell them?  What makes you feel loved?

Anna’s Garden Songs by Mary Q. Steele

Bible Story:  Read “The Good Samaritan” in The Beginners Bible, p. 379.

 If you could grow anything, what would it be?  Make a chart of our ideas.  Vote on our top ideas for planting by placing a sticker next to your top choice on our chart.



 Monday’s Songs

Study produce using magnifying glasses.  Draw what you see.  Taste what you see.

Go on a “Field Trip” to see a Farmer’s Market (watch a short video).

Make a list together: How can we Care for One Another?

Bible Story: Read “The Good Samaritan” in The Beginners Bible, p. 379.

 What are the differences and similarities in the produce?  Describe what you see, smell, taste & touch.



Monday’s Songs


  Make your own bean art!  

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander 

Bible Story:  Read “The Good Samaritan” in The Beginners Bible, p. 379.

What do the beans feel like?  Compare their sizes, shapes and colors.  Help sort them.




Monday’s Songs

Make pizza.  Read the recipe and work together to follow the steps as written in the recipe.  Thank you Anne Chen & Corrine Grey for coming in to do this activity with us!

Farm by Elisha Cooper

Bible Story:  Act out “The Good Samaritan” Bible story!

 What is the order of events in “The Samaritan” Bible story?  Work together to recall and act it out!


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.