Dragonfly Lesson Plan – Week of 10/23/2017 – Leaves

Dragonfly Lesson Plan — Week of 10/16/17

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


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.

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

Vocabulary: question, hypothesis/guess, observation, conclusion.


Relate themes and information in
books to personal experiences.

God is real and he gives us wisdom when we ask him to.

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

Observe and describe seasonal changes in plants: leaves



-The leaves on the trees are falling down
-The leaves are falling one by one.
-Jump jump jump into the Light

Question of the Day: 
What do we know about leaves?

Trip to Dunback Meadows to begin our study of leaves

Book:  The Leaves Are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger

Bible Story:  A Giant Problem (The Young Reader’s Bible page 146)

-Observe changes in nature during our field trip

-Finding partners/matches



Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What are the parts of a leaf?


Leaf rubbing


Book:  The Leaves on the Trees by Them Wiley

Bible Story: The King who Sang Praises (The Young Reader’s Bible page 152)

– Drawing a mirror image of a leaf to complete it

-Finding partners/matches



Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What is the purpose of a leaf?  What are leaves for?


– Experiment to show that leaves breathe

-Experiment to show how leaves change color

Book:  Fall Leaves Change Color by  Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Bible Story:  Solomon’s One Wish (The Young Reader’s Bible page 158)

-Continue using the scientific method




Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

Why do leaves change color?

Making a leaf collage


Book: Leaves, Leaves, Leaves by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Bible Story:  Meals for the Messenger (The Young Reader’s Bible page 164)

 -Observing our experiments and recording our observations



Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What did we learn about leaves?


Making mint tea

Book:  Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall

Bible Story: The Lord, He is God! (The Young Reader’s Bible page 170)

-Concluding our experiments

-Continue our pattern/partner work