Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 5/21/18- Ezra Jack Keats Cont’d

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: Ezra Jack Keats

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. 

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

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


-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

Spiritual: God sends his Holy Spirit to help us!

-Use positional language and ordinal
numbers (first, second, third) in
everyday activities.

-Organize and draw conclusions from
facts they have collected. 





-The Hokey Pokey

-Faith (VBS)

Make our own letters.

A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story: For the first few days of this week we will read “Treasure Hunt” in the Storybook Bible.

What do you notice about Keat’s books?  What is similar? Different?


Monday’s Songs

Go for short nature walk.

 Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story:  For the first few days of this week we will read “Treasure Hunt” in the Storybook Bible.

Observe and discuss what we see in nature in our own back yard.  What do you see/hear/feel?



 Monday’s Songs

Picnic outside and tie dye project– don’t forget to bring a shirt for this!


Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story: Read “God Sends Help” p.326 in The Story for Children Bible.

What are the steps for tie dying your t-shirt?  List them in order.



Conferences- no school today for Grasshoppers





Monday’s Songs

Make a graph together of our favorite pets. What is your favorite pet?

Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats

Bible Story:  Read “God Sends Help” p.326 in The Story for Children Bible.

What was the most voted for pet? Least?


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.