Grasshopper Lesson Plan – Week of 10/30/17- Leaves & Giving Thanks

Teachers: Aimee Hoffman & Ruth Macchia                                          
Theme: Leaves & Giving Thanks

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.

Communicate personal experiences or interests.

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

Relate themes and information in
books to personal experiences.


Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

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

Spiritual:  Abraham was a friend of God, and we can be God’s friend, too!  

Recognize, describe, reproduce, extend,
create, and compare repeating patterns
of concrete materials.

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



-The Leaves are Falling 1 by 1
-I Want to be Thankful (VBS)
-Bean Bag Boogie 

Paint a thankful tree together.  


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

Bible Story:  “Son of Laughter” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p 56)

What color should we paint our tree?  What are the parts of the tree?


Monday’s Songs


Color leaves on parchment paper.

Book:   Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Elhert

Bible Story:  “Son of Laughter” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p 56)

Study our leaf diagram together.


Monday’s Songs


Draw a picture of what you’re thankful for.  We will put these together to make a class book (and read it tomorrow)!


Book:  Giving Thanks  by Carol McCloud

Bible Story:   “Son of Laughter” in the Jesus Storybook Bible (p 56)

How many pages are in our book?


Monday’s Songs


Cut out leaves for our “thankful” tree and write or what we’re thankful for on them.  Post them on our tree.


Book: Giving Thanks by our very own Grasshopper Students!

Bible Story:  Pastor Chris will read our Bible Story to us today (from Beginners Bible- p39).  

What are the parts of a leaf? Name them.


Monday’s Songs


Work on patterns in small groups.  (Use unifix cubes at one table and cuisinaire rods at the other and then switch.)  

Book: Fall Leaves Colorful and Crunchy by Martha EH Rustad

Bible Story: Read Genesis 12-20 in the Beginners Bible (p 34)

What kinds of patterns can we make?  (AB, ABB, etc.)