Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 5/14/18- Ezra Jack Keats Study

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: 

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

-Build body awareness, strength,and coordination through locomotion

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


-Listen to several books by the same
author or using the same illustrator. 

-Add details or make changes to
published or class-made stories.

-Use a variety of tools and materials
to build grasp-and-release skill. 


-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

Spiritual: Jesus has the power to do miracles.

-Engage in activities that build understanding
of words for location and direction. 

-Use eye-hand coordination, visual
perception and tracking, and visual
motor skills in play activities.



-A Sailor Went to Sea (Allards)

-Play our rhythmic instruments to jazzy version of “Shoo Fly” by Laurie Berkner

-Faith (VBS)

Make your own hat!


Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story: For the first few days of this week we will read “Running Away” in the Storybook 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

Create your own water- color painting (as Keats illustrated the book we today).

Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story:  For the first few days of this week we will read “Running Away” in the Storybook 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

Use scissors to cut paper and yarn.  Place these creatively on top of your watercolor painting (as Keats uses cut paper and lines in his illustrations).


Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story: Read “Helping Heart, Healing Hands” p. 200 in The Story for Children Bible.

Can you follow your yarn line from one end to the other?  Where does it go? Describe.


Monday’s Songs


Play musical chairs together!

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats 

Bible Story:  Read “Hush Big Wind” in The Story for Children Bible.

How can you work together to create a chair? What will you use? 


Monday’s Songs

Enjoy extra time in nature together! 

Look at our book based on our Keats Author Study.

Bible Story:  Vote for our favorite Bible story of the week and reread it!

Describe your illustration.  What materials did you use?  


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.