Grasshopper Lesson Plan – Week of 10/23/17 – Pumpkins

Teachers: Aimee Hoffman & Ruth Macchia                                          
Theme: Pumpkins

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.

Explore and identify space, direction, movement, relative position, and size using body movement and concrete objects.

Organize and draw conclusions from
facts they have collected.


Listen to and use formal and informal language.

Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.

Spiritual:  This week we will read different versions of the “Tower of Babel.”

Use nonstandard units to measure
length, weight, and amount of content
in familiar objects.

Identify and use simple tools appropriately
to extend observations.



-5 Little Pumpkins
-This Little Light of Mine (VBS)
-Barn Yard Dance 

What weighs more: you or the pumpkin?  Take turns recording each guess on our chart, and then weigh yourself and our pumpkin.


Book: Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Bible Story:  “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p 48)

Predict what weighs more: you or the pumpkin? 


Monday’s Songs

In Bike Room: Obstacle Course- jump over hoops, walk balance beam, climb up and down stairs, run around cones.

With adult supervision, push tacks into our pumpkin and then stretch rubber bands across the tacks. 

Book:   It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall

Bible Story:  “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p 48)

What shapes can we create/see on our pumpkin?  


Monday’s Songs


Carve out our pumpkin together.  Pull out the seeds and bake them.  Enjoy tasting them at snack time!

Draw a picture of one way you could fill someone’s bucket.

Book:  Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  by Carol McCloud

Bible Story:   “A Giant Staircase to Heaven” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p 48)

What are the various parts of the pumpkin called?  Name them together (stem, skin, vine, pulp, seeds, etc).


Monday’s Songs


Make pumpkin bread together!


Book: Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Bible Story:  Pastor Chris will read our Bible Story to us today (from Beginners Bible p34).  

How many ingredients will we use to make our bread?  How long will we need to bake the bread in the oven?


Monday’s Songs


Use unifix cubes to measure the width and height of our pumpkin.  Use a cloth measuring tape to measure the circumference.  What else could we use to measure it with?

Book: The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King

Bible Story: Read “The Tall Tower” in the Beginners Bible (p 34)

What is the width and height of the pumpkin?  What nonstandard units of measurement could we use besides unifix cubes to measure it?