Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lesson Plans

This is my lesson plan grid for Juiciness and Sassyfras, who just turned 2, for the week. We probably won't get to everything, but this is my way of getting my ideas down on paper. I have abbreviated many things on the grid, so if you have questions, please feel free to ask in the comments and I will reply ASAP. Little J, who is 5 and in Montessori kindergarten, is starting to study fish. So, I have checked out several books at our library. I don't do any formal plans for him as he has a full day already, but I do try to support his interests and activities at school. He does reading and writing each evening. He is also a big science geek, so we do many experiments and look for local resources to support his curiosities.








Circle Time


Read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats


Read One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler


Read Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin


Read Frozen Noses by Jan Carr –do a story bag


Read Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Learning Time

Review the sounds of Aa, Bb

Put magnets on fridge.

Introduce square. Glue squares on yellow paper.

Rote counting 1, 2, 3. Show numbers 1 and 2. Count objects during the day up to 3.

Sticker page with Aa and Bb. Review sounds

Play with flannel squares on flannel board.

Practical (P)



(P)Washing hands

(S)Play what’s that sound? (use train with whistle, shaker, jingle bell, shake-up car)

(P)Washing hands and face

(S)Winter sensory tub with cotton balls - add soft and fuzzy things

(P)Spooning cereal

(P)Talk about winter clothes. Play with mittens, hats, scarves, coats, and boots.


(S)Smelling Jars (not to match) Vanilla, lavender, cocoa, peppermint, orange

(P) Sweeping- make a square on the floor and sweep pom poms into square.

Arts/crafts Project

Make a winter picture using glue mixed with paint and shaving cream-don't let them get it in their mouths. Finger paint or brushes.

Free paint

Winter stickers picture

Paint snowflake cutouts. Attach a magnet to back.

Snowman dress up

Gross Motor(G)/ Fine Activities (F)

(G)Practice putting on and off coats

(F) Tear white paper for winter picture

(G)Obstacle course

(F)Open and close containers

(G)Play with balls

(F)Drop pom poms into bottle

(G)Play at the Park

(F) Play dough with hidden objects

(G)Jump on squares

(F) Peg work

Music/Dramatic Play

Listen to music and dance. Teach freeze melt game.

Puppet play

Sing songs with hand plays.

Bring sled inside and sit in to tell story. Place stuffed dog, blankets, mittens, hats, scarves in a bag. Have cocoa after.

Turn classical music on when making bread.


Culture/ and Geography

Talk about hot and cold. Hold ice with mittens on and off. Feel warm water.

Make colored frozen ice and place in bowls to observe melting over time.

Winter Walk, take our buckets for our collectables.

None today

Visit a local bakery and meet the baker

Centers/Special Projects


Muffin tin Monday



Library time

Make bread together

Count- 1-3

Number-1, introduce 2

Letter-Aa, B,b

Shape- Square

Color- Yellow


Yellow drawer all week. Wear yellow.

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