Grasshopper Lesson Plan – Week of 10/16/17

Teachers: Aimee Hoffman & Ruth Macchia                                          
Theme: Autumn Leaves

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

Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (taking turns in talking; listening to peers; waiting until someone is finished; asking questions and waiting for an answer; gaining the floor in appropriate ways). 

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

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

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

Observe and describe plants, insects, and animals as they go through predictable
life cycles.

Listen to and use formal and informal language.

Engage in play experiences that involve naming and sorting common words into
various classifications using general and specific language.

Spiritual:  Noah trusted God; we can, too!

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

Identify and use simple tools appropriately
to extend observations.



 -Noah’s Ark Song
-Power Shuffle
-Leaves are Fallling
-There Were 10 in the Bed

 Decorate bags for our leaf hunt tomorrow.

“Rake” leaves on our blue carpet!  

Book: Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall

Bible Story:  “A New Beginning” in the Storybook Bible (p 38)

 What is the season of “fall”?  What is another name for fall?  What is the weather like during this time of year?


Monday’s Songs


Finish decorating bags. Go for a walk to collect leaves in our bags.

Book:   Colorful Leaves by Maria Fleming

Bible Story:  “A New Beginning” in the Storybook Bible (p 38)

What do the leaves you look like that you find?  How are they similar/different from each other?


Monday’s Songs


Use some of the leaves that you found to make a leaf collage!  

Book:  It’s Fall  by Linda Glaser

Bible Story:  “A New Beginning” in the Storybook Bible (p 38)

Work together to sort leaves by size/color. 


Monday’s Songs


AM: Use microscope to study leaves up close.  

Project: Make leaf rubbings.

Book: Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

Bible Story:  Pastor Chris will read our Bible Story to us today (from Beginners Bible).  

Examine your leaves with a microscope:  What parts of the leaves do you notice?  


Monday’s Songs



Book: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Bible Story: Finish reading “A New Beginning” in the Storybook Bible (p 38)

What do you see through the magnifying glass?  Do you notice anything different about the apple/leaves?