Dragonfly Lesson Plan – Week of 10/16/17

Dragonfly Lesson Plan — Week of 10/16/17

Teachers:  Joy Danison & Magda Gad & Ulli Airey                                  
Theme: Apples, Apples Everywhere

Date

Weekly Concepts
(MA Guidelines)

 

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

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

Project:
Strengthen hand grasp and flexibility: making apple prints, drawing.

Make hypotheses and experiment to determine whether or not hypotheses are correct. 

 

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

Spiritual: 
God is real and he helps us every day. 

Math/Science:
Use their senses of sight, hearing,
touch, smell, and taste to explore their
environment using sensory vocabulary

Observe and describe seasonal changes in plants: apple tree

Monday

Songs:

 Johnny Appleseed

Way Up High in an Apple Tree

I like to eat, eat, eat Apples and Bananas

If I were a Butterfly

Question of the Day:

What do we know about apples?

Decaying apple experiment 

 

Book:  Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Wallace

Bible Story:  The Young Reader’s Bible: “Torches and Trumpets”

 -Introducing the scientific method

-Making shapes with geoboards 

Tuesday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

 What are the parts of an apple?

Stamping with apples

Book:  Johnny Appleseed, by Jason Millet

Bible Story:  The Young Reader’s Bible: “Strong Samson”

-Observing our decaying apple experiment

-Creating new shapes (making a square out of two triangles etc.)

-Apple counting game

 Wednesday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

How does the apple tree change throughout the year?


Field Trip to Dunback Meadow

Book:  Who’s Got the Apple?  by Jane Loof
Bible Story:  
The Young Reader’s Bible:
“Ruth’s Rich Reward”

-Observing our decaying apple experiment

-Observing changes in nature from week to week during our weekly field trip to Dunback Meadow

 

Thursday

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What do we use apples for?

 

Drawing an apple tree in a specific season

 

Book: Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time  by Jody Fickes Shapiro.

Bible Story:  
The Young Reader’s Bible: “A Voice in the Dark”

  

-Observing our decaying apple experiment

-Creating patterns

 

Friday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What did we learn about apples (parts, change during the seasons, uses)?

 

Making apple crisp 

Book:  The Apple Pie Tree, by Zoe Hall

Bible Story: The Young Reader’s Bible: A New King For Israel

-Concluding our decaying apple experiment

-Number recognition game with apples