Dragonfly Lesson Plan – Week of 5/28/18 – Caterpillars

Dragonfly Lesson Plan — Week of 5/28/18

Teachers:  Joy Danison  & Ulli Airey
Theme: Caterpillars

Date

Meeting Time

Project:

Literacy:

 

Math/Science:

 

Monday

Memorial Day – no school

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

Songs:

If I were a Butterfly

Student will take turns to choose a song each day.

Question of the Day: 

Have our caterpillars grown?

Each day, we will learn new things about caterpillars. We will discuss the caterpillar’s body parts and why God created them like this, how the environment they are born in determines their food, and what they look like in the different stages.

Story: “The Butterfly” by Anna Milbourne

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

working on our caterpillar to butterfly journal

life cycle puzzles

 Wednesday

 

Tuesday’s Songs:

Question of the Day: 

Today we are going to Dunback Meadow

Bubbleman coming at 10:30am- Parents and siblings are invited to join us.

 

Each day, we will learn new things about caterpillars. We will discuss the caterpillar’s body parts and why God created them like this, how the environment they are born in determines their food, and what they look like in the different stages.

 

Story: “Butterflies and Caterpillars” by Melvin Berger

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fisher

Visiting Dunback Meadow…will we see any caterpillars? Why or why not?

Thursday

 

Tuesday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What are the body parts of a caterpillar?

Each day, we will learn new things about caterpillars. We will discuss the caterpillar’s body parts and why God created them like this, how the environment they are born in determines their food, and what they look like in the different stages.

 

Story:“Caterpillars and Butterflies” by Stephanie Turnbll

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Creating a caterpillar with materials we find in our classroom (supplemented by the teachers 🙂

Friday

 

Tuesday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

Do caterpillars have eyes? Noses? Mouths? 

Each day, we will learn new things about caterpillars. We will discuss the caterpillar’s body parts and why God created them like this, how the environment they are born in determines their food, and what they look like in the different stages.

Story: “From Caterpillar to Butterfly” Deborah Heiligman

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

cooking project

working on our caterpillar to butterfly journal

Butterfly Lesson Plan: Week of 5/29/18 – Chrysalis to Butterfly!

Teachers: Ms. Jane & Ms. Sharon
Theme: Chrysalis to Butterfly

 

 

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.
-Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music.

-Ask and seek out answers to questions about objects and events with the assistance of interested adults.

-Engage actively in read-aloud activities by asking questions, offering ideas, predicting or retelling important parts of a story or informational book.

-Listen to and use comparative words to describe the relationships of objects to one another.

Monday- No School

Memorial Day

 

 

 

Tuesday

Caterpillar Song

Butterfly, Butterfly

If I were a Butterfly

Project:
Butterfly matching game
Butterfly feet

All week we will be reading various stories from the Beginner’s Bible.
This week’s books:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Waiting for Wings Lois Ehlert
Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer by Susan Hood

 

What do you think it feels like inside a chrysalis?

What is it like to be a caterpillar?

 

Wednesday

Tuesday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Bubbleman at 10:30am- Everyone is invited!

Project:
Butterfly matching game
Butterfly feet
 

What do you think it feels like inside a chrysalis? What is it like to be a caterpillar?

Thursday

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs Project:
Coffee filter butterfly art
 

Look at pictures of various types of butterflies.
If you were a butterfly, what color would you be?

Friday

 

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs Project:
Coffee filter butterfly art
  Look at pictures of various types of butterflies.
If you were a butterfly, what color would you be?

 

 

Grasshopper Lesson Plan: Week of 5/29/18- Bats

Teachers: Miss Aimee & Miss Ruth                                           Theme: Bats

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

– Listen to, identify, and manipulate language sounds to develop auditory
discrimination and phonemic
awareness.

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

 

-Generate questions and gather
information to answer their questions
in various ways. 

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

 

-Relate themes and information in books to personal experiences.

– Listen to and use formal and informal language.

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

Spiritual: The Bible is God’s Word.

– Explore and identify space, direction,
movement, relative position, and size
using body movement and concrete objects.

-Ask and seek out answers to questions
about objects and events with the
assistance of interested adults.

 

 

Monday

Memorial Day- No School

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 

-Faith (practice on steps)

-The Bat Song by The Whizpops

-Little Bat Recitation (p 2)

Meet Stellaluna and see a short clip of The Secret World of Bats!  Make a list of what we know and what we want to know about bats.

-Play “Catch the Insect” game in the Bike Room 

Stellaluna  by Janell Cannon

Bible Story:  This week we will read our favorite stories in the Storybook Bible.

What do you know about bats?  Have you ever seen one before?  Share your experience.

 Wednesday

 

 Tuesday’s Songs

Bubbleman coming at 10:30am- Parents and siblings are invited to join us!

Begin making our own bat mural!  Paint the background of our cave. (Instructions p.40 in Bat Thematic Unit)

 

 Let’s Look at Bats by Ruth Berman

Bible Story: This week we will read our favorite stories in the Storybook Bible.

What is echolocation?  Act out and describe.  Read description on pg 15-17 in National Geographic Kids book about Bats.

Thursday 

Tuesday’s Song

 

Brainstorm words that rhyme with bat- make up our own bat poem together!

Continue working on our bat mural.  Continue painting our cave.  Make bats (by cutting black paper) to hang in it!

Bats by Gail Gibbons

Bible Story: This week we will read our favorite stories in the Storybook Bible.

Play bat trivia game: what do you know about bats? (p. 47 in Bat Thematic Unit)

Friday 

Tuesday’s Songs

Make up our own bat story- What would you do if you were a bat? Draw a picture and tell someone about it! (p.32 Bat Unit)

Complete our bat mural.  Come to school in PJ’s and enjoy time in our “bat cave”!

National Geographic Kids by Elizabeth Carney

Bible Story: This week we will read our favorite stories in the Storybook Bible.

What do bats do at night?  What do they eat?  What would you want to do if you were a bat?

 

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.

Moving On Ceremony: 6/8 at 9am

Dear AGP Families,

As we are all moving on this year, we want to celebrate each child that is present in our school.  In the past, this has been a ceremony for the Dragonflies and Grasshoppers who were graduating from preschool, but we want to include all of our Butterflies as well this year.  Our goal is to have each family drop off their child to their classroom promptly at 9am and then proceed up to the church sanctuary.  Please reserve the morning of Friday, June 8th for this special event.  More details will be forthcoming.

Hoping you can join us,

The AGP Staff

Dragonfly Lesson Plan – Week of 5/21/18 – Nursery Rhymes

Dragonfly Lesson Plan — Week of 5/21/18

Teachers:  Joy Danison  & Ulli Airey
Theme: Nursery Rhymes

Date

Meeting Time

Project:

Literacy:

 

Math/Science:

 

Monday

Songs:

If I were a Butterfly

Hey Diddle Diddle

Mary, Mary quite contrary

Question of the Day: 

Hey Diddle Diddle…

Each day, we will concentrate on a different nursery rhyme. We will do a variety of activities including craft projects and acting the nursery rhymes out.

Story: “Truckery Rhymes” by Jon Scieszka

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

Tuesday

 

Monday’s Songs:

Question of the Day: 

Mary, Mary quite contrary

Each day, we will concentrate on a different nursery rhyme. We will do a variety of activities including craft projects and acting the nursery rhymes out.

Story: “Truckery Rhymes” by Jon Scieszka

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

 Wednesday

 

Monday’s Songs:

Question of the Day: 

Which nursery rhyme did you like best? Let’s vote!

 

 nursery rhyme game

 

Story: “Truckery Rhymes” by Jon Scieszka

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

Thursday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

What does a caterpillar eat?

introduction to the life cycle of a butterfly

 

Story:“The Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

Friday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

Today we are going to Dunback Meadow

cooking project

Story:“The Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

Butterfly Lesson Plan: Week of 5/21/18 – Healthy Foods

Teachers: Ms. Jane & Ms. Sharon
Theme: Healthy Foods & Going to the Market

 

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs​

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.
-Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music.

-Ask and seek out answers to questions about objects and events with the assistance of interested adults.
-Talk about young animals and humans in age-appropriate terms (e.g., babies, puppies,
kittens, etc.) and note that we all start out as babies.
-Engage actively in read-aloud activities by asking questions, offering ideas, predicting or retelling important parts of a story or informational book.

-Connect many kinds/quantities of
concrete objects and actions to numbers.
-Listen to and use comparative words
to describe the relationships of objects
to one another..

Monday 


Going to the Market

John the Rabbit

Vegetable Soup

Vegetables 

All week we will have items out in dramatic play area for Grocery store/Farmer’s market, using shopping basket, shopping carts, cash registers, and assorted produce.

Washing fruits and vegetables in the “kitchen sink” Then, “making fruit salad.”

This week we will read:

Stanley’s Grocery Store by William Bee

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

All week we will be reading various stories from the Beginner’s Bible.

Which vegetables grow in the ground?

Which vegetables grow above ground?

What fruits do you like in fruit salad?

Tuesday

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project: 
Mr. Potato Head craft

Taste test – we will taste a variety of peppers, discuss which ones we liked best/least and record our results.

Monday’s Stories What can you make from potatoes?

 

Wednesday

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project:

Mr. Potato Head craft

Taste test – we will taste a variety of peppers, discuss which ones we liked best/least and record our results.

 Monday’s Stories What can you make from potatoes?

 

Thursday

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project: We will cut open various fruits to investigate what is inside.

 

Monday’s Stories What do you see inside each fruit? Compare how each fruit is similar and how they are different.

Friday

 

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project: We will cut open various vegetables to investigate what is inside.

 

 Monday’s Stories What do you see inside each fruit? Compare how each fruit is similar and how they are different.

 

 

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
activities. 

-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. 

 

 

Monday

-Turn-Around

-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?

Tuesday 

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?

 Wednesday

 

 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.

Thursday 

 

Conferences- no school today for Grasshoppers

 

 

 

Friday 

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.

Butterfly Lesson Plan: Week of 5/14/18 – Healthy Foods

Teachers: Ms. Jane & Ms. Sharon
Theme: Healthy Foods & Going to the Market

 

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.
-Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music.

-Ask and seek out answers to questions about objects and events with the assistance of interested adults.
-Talk about young animals and humans in age-appropriate terms (e.g., babies, puppies,
kittens, etc.) and note that we all start out as babies.
-Engage actively in read-aloud activities by asking questions, offering ideas, predicting or retelling important parts of a story or informational book.

-Connect many kinds/quantities of
concrete objects and actions to numbers.
-Listen to and use comparative words
to describe the relationships of objects
to one another..

Monday 


Apples and Bananas

Going to the Market

One Potato, Two Potato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All week we will have items out in dramatic play area for Grocery store/Farmer’s market, using shopping basket, shopping carts, cash registers, and assorted produce.

We will have different root vegetables to explore in our soil sensory table.

This week we will read:

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Audrey Wood

Growing Vegetable Soup; and Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle


Bible Story:
On A Mountain

What are your favorite foods to buy at the market?

What are healthy foods we eat with our families?

Tuesday

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project:

Grocery Store/Farmer’s Market

Monday’s Stories

What are your favorite foods to buy at the market?

What are healthy foods we eat with our families?

Wednesday

NO SCHOOL for Butterflies

Parent/Teacher Conferences

     

Thursday

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project: 

Corn cob painting using corn cob holders to roll our corn in paint!

Monday’s Stories What’s the difference between a fruit and vegetable? What colors are different produce?

Friday

 

Monday’s Finger Plays & Songs

Project: 

Corn cob painting using corn cob holders to roll our corn in paint!

 Monday’s Stories What’s the difference between a fruit and vegetable? What colors are different produce?

 

 

Dragonfly Lesson Plan – Week of 5/14/18 – Nursery Rhymes

Dragonfly Lesson Plan — Week of 5/14/18

Teachers:  Joy Danison  & Ulli Airey
Theme: Nursery Rhymes

Date

Meeting Time

Project:

Literacy:

 

Math/Science:

 

Monday

Songs:

If I were a Butterfly

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The Wheels on the BUs

Question of the Day: 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider…

Each day, we will concentrate on a different nursery rhyme. We will do a variety of activities including craft projects and acting the nursery rhymes out.

Story: “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” by Rosemary Wells

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

Tuesday

 

Monday’s Songs:

Question of the Day: 

Mary had a Little Lamb

Each day, we will concentrate on a different nursery rhyme. We will do a variety of activities including craft projects and acting the nursery rhymes out.

Story: “Mary had a Little Lamb” by Kate Willis-Crowley

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

 Wednesday

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Each day, we will concentrate on a different nursery rhyme. We will do a variety of activities including craft projects and acting the nursery rhymes out.

 

Story: “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” by James Dean

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

Friday

 

Monday’s Songs

Question of the Day:

Today’s nursery rhyme is The Wheels on the Bus!

Each day, we will concentrate on a different nursery rhyme. We will do a variety of activities including craft projects and acting the nursery rhymes out.

Story: “Wheels on the bus: Raffi songs to read” Raffi Cavoukian

Bible Story: “Every Day a Blessing” by Jean Fischer

Caring, observing, measuring, and recording our plants in the sensory table

We will be playing a variety of educational  games this week.

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
activities. 

-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.

 

Monday

-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?

Tuesday 

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. 

 Wednesday

 

 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.

Thursday 

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? 

Friday 

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.