Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 5/7/18- Celebrating Mothers & Caring for Plants

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: Celebrating Mothers & Caring for 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.

-Listen to various kinds of instrumental music and explore a variety of melody and rhythmic instruments.

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


-Create scenarios, props, and settings for dramatizations and dramatic play.

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

-Talk about how people can be helpful to one another. 

-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

-Use emergent writing skills to make letters in many settings and for many purposes. 

Spiritual: We will think about how Jesus listened to his own mother and obeyed her as he changed water into wine at a wedding.

-Identify and use simple tools appropriately to extend observations.

– Record observations and share ideas through simple forms of representation such as drawings.


-Thank You for All That You Do (Allards)

-He’s God the Whole World in His Hands (Maker Fun Factory VBS). Play our rhythmic instruments! 

-Where Is Thumbkin (Berkner)

We will begin to create a special secret gift for our mothers today! 😉

What do you like doing with you mommy? Record our thoughts!

I Love My Mommy by Laurel Porter-Gaylord

Bible Story: For the first few days of this week we will read “Jesus’ First Miracle” in the Beginners Bible.

Explore our new bird sensory table.  What kind of foods do birds eat?  How do they make their nests?  How do they care for their young?


Monday’s Songs

Continue to work on our top secret mom project! Ssshhh!

I Love You Little One by Nancy Tafuri

Bible Story:  For the first few days of this week we will read “Jesus’ First Miracle” in the Beginners Bible.

Consult a birding book to find the names of the birds in our sensory table and read a few facts about them. 



 Monday’s Songs

Make cards during free play.

Ms. Ulli will do a surprise project with our class today. 

Ms. Ulli will come and read a surprise book to our class!

Bible Story: Read “The Lord’s Prayer” in The Beginners Bible.

Take turns watering our plants and making sure they get plenty of sunlight.


Monday’s Songs


 Study our plants using magnifying glasses.  Draw what you see in our observation books.

My Mommy by Susan Paradis

Bible Story:  Read “The Lord’s Prayer” in The Beginners Bible.

Name the parts of the plant (seed, root, shoot, etc). What is different compared to last week’s drawing?



Monday’s Songs

Make smoothies using bananas and frozen strawberries.  Read the recipe and work together to follow the steps.  

Llama, Llama, Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Bible Story:  Read “The Lord’s Prayer” in The Beginners Bible.

Describe what you see, smell, taste & touch as we make and taste the smoothies.


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.