Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 3/19/18- Palm Sunday & Plants

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: Palm Sunday & Plants

Date Meeting Time Project Literacy Math/Science
Weekly Concepts (MA Guidelines)

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

-Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns.

– Play instruments using different beats, tempos, dynamics, and interpretation.

-Explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and media to create two and three-dimensional artwork.

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

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

Spiritual: Memory Verse for this week: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9

-Listen to and say the names of numbers in meaningful contexts. 

-Make predictions about changes in materials or objects based on past experience. 

 

 

 

Monday

 

Teacher Conference-

No School

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 

 

-Hail Jesus

-The Planting Song

-Give Me Oil in my Lamp/Sing, Hosanna

-Ho, ho, ho, hosanna!

Sketch a picture of our amaryllis.  Label the various parts of the plant (stem, leaves, flower). 

Work together to come up with names for Queen Bees!

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Bible Story: We will read the story about Palm Sunday in the  Bible this week.

Have you cared for plants before? What did you do to help them grow? 

 Wednesday

 

 Tuesday’s Songs

Plant seeds in our planter cups.

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert 

Bible Story:  We will read the story about Palm Sunday in the  Bible this week.

What kind of seeds are we planting?  What do you think they will look like as they grow?  What do we need to do to care for them?

Thursday 

Tuesday’s Songs

 

Make our own palm branches.

Max Counts His Chickens 123 by Rosemary Wells

Bible Story: We will read the story about Palm Sunday in the  Bible this week.

Where does the palm branch come from?  Look at pictures of the plant.

Friday 

 

Tuesday’s Songs

 

Act out the story of Palm Sunday.

The Easter Story by Carol Heyer (read first half)

Bible Story: We will read the story about Palm Sunday in the  Bible this week.

How many disciples did Jesus have?  Count together.  

 

Other Daily Activities Concepts
Free Play

  • Play Dough
  • Puzzles
  • Writing Center
  • Easel painting
  • Blocks
  • Cars/Trucks
  • Housekeeping/Dramatic play
  • Sensory Table
Use sense of sight, hearing touch, smell and taste to explore the environment using sensory vocabulary. Strengthen hand grasp and flexibility. Use eye-hand coordination and visual perception to complete puzzles, draw, paint, write
Bike Room/Playground Build body awareness, strength, and coordination through locomotion activities.