Dragonfly Lesson Plan – Week of 10/30/2017 – Pumpkin Fun

Dragonfly Lesson Plan — Week of 10/30/17

Teachers:  Joy Danison & Magda Gad & Ulli Airey                                  
Theme: Pumpkin Fun

Date

Weekly Concepts
(MA Guidelines)

Purpose, 

structure

 

Meeting Time
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).

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

Strengthen hand grasp and flexibility.  Use thumb/forefinger in pincer grasp.

 

Literacy: 
Relate themes and information in
books to personal experiences.

Spiritual: The God of Jonah, Daniel, and our other Bible characters is the same God who loves us! 

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

Connect many kinds/quantities of
concrete objects and actions to numbers (Measuring pumpkins and ourselves, counting seeds.).

Monday

 

Songs:
-Five Little Pumpkins
-This Little Light of Mine

Question of the Day: 
What is inside of a pumpkin?

Trip to Dunback Meadows to look at pumpkins

Book: “16 Runaway Pumpkins” by Dianne Ochiltree

Bible Story: In a Chariot of Fire (The Young Reader’s Bible, page 176)

Counting pumpkin seeds: How many can you fit in your hand? How many (roasted pumpkin seeds) would you like to eat?

Tuesday

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What type of crafts can we do with pumpkins?

carving and decorating pumpkins

 

Book:  “A Pumpkin Prayer” by Amy Parker

Bible Story: A Gulp and a Great City (The Young Reader’s Bible, page 182)

playing a fall memory game

 Wednesday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:
What has the greater height/circumference – a dragonfly student or a pumpkin?

 


measuring a pumpkin and ourselves with yarn

 

Book:  “Pumpkin Harvest” by Calvin Harris

Bible Story: Three Brave Friends (The Young Reader’s Bible, page 188)

“pumpkin geoboards”

 

 

Thursday

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What words do you think of when you see a pumpkin?

painting pumpkins with watercolors

 

Book: “Pumpkins” by Ken Robbins

Bible Story: Daniel for Dinner? (The Young Reader’s Bible, page 194)

 number pumpkin hunt

Friday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What can we cook/bake with pumpkins?

 

baking pumpkin bread/cookies

Book: “Oh, My Pumpkin Pie!” by Charles Ghiguna

Bible Story: A Plan and a Party (The Young Reader’s Bible, page 200)


rolling pumpkin art: what colors will you mix?