Step Up Lesson Plan

Weekly Lesson Plan for Step Up ~ Week 1: “Marvelous Moms”

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle TimeCalendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “How to Raise a  Mom”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read  “Happy Mother’s  Day”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read  “Mother’s Day Surprise”  Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Llama Llama  Misses Mama”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Are You My   Mother”  
Creative Arts AMHandprint Flower PotFoot Print Rocket Ship Decorating Mommy  PoemPasta NecklaceHeart Art
  Creative Arts PMHandprint Cupcake CardFlower Flip CardThumbprint Wish ArtTissue Paper HeartLove Art
  Whole LanguageWhat is Mommy’s Name?What does Mommy look like?What animal babies/moms do we know?How do Mommy’s make us feel?How do Mommy’s make us feel?
  Social StudiesWhat is your favorite things to do with Mommy?How do Mother’s take care of babies?Yoga Class!Kids Music!Cooking activity: Rice Cake Mommy  
  Science/SensoryExplore with different textured PursesTouch and feel Stuffed Baby AnimalsTouch and Feel Different types of JewelryExploring different Scarves Mommy would wearExploring with Keys, Purses and Combs
  Dramatic PlayPlaying with Puppet MommiesDress Up: What does Mommy wear?Pretending to feed baby animalsGiving Kisses and Hugs to Stuffed Animals like Mommy does to usReading stories to stuffed animals
  Math/ManipulativeMatching same colored pursesMatching Baby Animals to Mommy AnimalsStinging Cereal NecklacesSorting large and small FlowersCounting Doll Mommies
  BlocksBuilding a closet for Mommy’s ShoesLego Play: Mommy’s favorite lego colorBuilding in the shape of a purseLego Play: Heart shapesFree Play: Block Building
  Music/MovementSing and Clap “I Love  You Mommy”Sing and Dance   “Mommy”  Sing and Dance “Happy  Mother’s Day”Sing and Clap   “M-O-M-M-Y”  Sing and Clap “My   Mommy”  
Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorWalk: Searching for MommyParachute playPurse Toss: Who can throw the farthest?Baby Animal  Hunt!Going on a walk and discussing where mommy works?

Weekly Lesson Plan for Step Up ~ Week 2: “Growing Gardens: Flowers”

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle TimeCalendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Planting a Rainbow”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Plants Can’t Sit  Still”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “The Magnificent  Sunflower”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “The Digger and  the Flower”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Grow Flower  Grow”
Creative Arts AMFork Print FlowersPaper plate flowersTissue paper flowerFinger painting flowersRecycled Material   flower  
  Creative Arts PMFinger paint watering  canPaper Plate Sun FlowerCoffee Filter SunTissue Paper PetalsDot Paint Planting Hats
  Whole LanguageWhere do Flowers   Grow?  What Flowers can we  name?Spanish: GardenHow do seeds grow?Spanish: Flower
  Social StudiesWhat is your favorite vegetable?  Can we grow our own garden?Yoga Class!Kids Music!  Cooking activity: Veggie Taste Test What did we learn about gardens?
  Science/SensorySmelling real flowersTouch and feel different Textured toy vegetablesExplore with Pom-PomsExploring and Mixing Different Colors of PaintExploring with Silk Flower petals
  Dramatic PlayPretending to be a Gardener and grow plantsPretend to dig in the dirt for seedsAct as: Worm Wiggling through the DirtPretend Harvest VegetablesDress up: Free Play!
  Math/ManipulativeCounting Sun Flower SeedsSorting out Healthy and Junk FoodMatching Colored FlowersStringing CarrotsSorting large and small Potatoes
  BlocksBuilding  a Green HouseMaking Flowers and Plants with BlocksBuilding Gardening ToolsCreating a Garden with legosFree Play: Block Building
  Music/MovementSing and Clap to “Five  Little Flowers”Sing “The Flower   Song”  Sing and Clap to “Sing  a Song of Flowers”Sing and Clap to “Five  Spring Flowers”Sing and Clap to “The  Farmer Plants the   Seeds”  
Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorSearching for Growing FlowersVegetable hopping!Parachute play: Veggie PopCan we see Gardens at the park?Potatoes Toss

Weekly Lesson Plan for Step Up ~ Week 3: “Growing Gardens: Little Gardeners”

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle TimeCalendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Parts of a Plant”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Up, Down and  Around”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “The Surprise  Garden”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Lola Plants a  Garden”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “The Tiny Seed”
Creative Arts AMCoffee Filter SunTissue paper TomatoesPaper Plate   Watermelons  Dot Paint EggplantFinger Painting our favorite fruit 
  Creative Arts PMFinger plate carrotsTissue Paper PeasFootprint Corn on The  CobFootprint BroccoliDot Paint Cucumbers
  Whole LanguageWhere do Vegetables Grow?What Vegetables can we name?Spanish: GardenHow do seeds grow?Spanish: Flower
  Social StudiesWhat is your favorite vegetable?  Can we grow our own garden?Yoga Class!Kids Music!  Cooking activity: Veggie Taste Test What did we learn about gardens?
  Science/SensorySmelling real flowersTouch and feel different Textured toy vegetablesExplore with Pom-PomsExploring and Mixing Different Colors of PaintExploring with Silk Flower petals
  Dramatic PlayPretending to be a Gardener and grow plantsPretend to dig in the dirt for seedsAct as: Worm Wiggling through the DirtPretend Harvest VegetablesDress up: Free Play!
  Math/ManipulativeCounting Sun Flower SeedsSorting out Healthy and Junk FoodMatching Colored FlowersStringing CarrotsSorting large and small Potatoes
  BlocksBuilding  a Green HouseMaking Flowers and Plants with BlocksBuilding Gardening ToolsCreating a Garden with legosFree Play: Block Building
  Music/MovementSing and Clap to   “There’s Something in  My Garden”  Sing “Grow, Grow,   Grow a Garden”  Sing “The farmer   plants the seeds”  Sing and Listen  “Grover Talks about  Plants”  Recite “The Needs of a  Plant”
Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorSearching for Growing FlowersVegetable hopping!Parachute play: Veggie PopCan we see Gardens at the park?Potatoes Toss

Weekly Lesson Plan for Step Up ~ Week 4: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  
  Circle TimeCalendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “I’m a Little School  Bus””Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Blue Boat  Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Whoosh and  Chug”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “ Amazing   Airplanes”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “I’m a Monster  Truck”
Creative Arts AMPaper Plate School BusFootprint SailboatEgg Carton TrainPopsicle Stick AirplanPaper Plate Traffic Light
  Creative Arts PMFoot Print BusPlate Sail BoatsShoe Box TrainTowel Roll AirplanePersonalized License Plate
  Whole LanguageHow do we travel?Spanish: CarWhat has wheels?Water, Sky, Land: How do we travel in each?Spanish: Boat
  Social StudiesHow does Mommy and Daddy go to work?How do we travel to school?Yoga Class!Kids Music!Cooking activity: Traffic Lights What is your favorite way to travel?
  Science/SensoryShaving cream Highway!Sailing Away! How can we make our boast move?Car Wash!Explore Different Textured wheelsSink or Float: Boats/Cars/Trains/Planes
  Dramatic PlayGas Station!Pretend to: Drive a carPretend to: Class room choo-chooDress Up: Free PlayPretend to: Fly like a plane
  Math/ManipulativeKey SortingSorting large and small boatsMatching same colored carsCounting PlanesSorting large and small Trains
  BlocksBuilding a Garage for CarsFree Play: Block BuildingBuilding a road for our School Bus!Building a landing stripBuilding: Classroom Boat
  Music/MovementSing and Clap to “The Wheels on the Bus”Sing and Clap to   “Row, Row, Row Your  Boat”Sing and Clap to   “Choo Choo Train”  Sing and Clap to   “Ten Little Airplanes”  Sing and Clap to   “Traffic Light Song”  
  Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorWalk: Searching for PlanesGoing on a walk and searching for Parking GarageParachute play: Row your boatFollow the Leader: Make Believe!Boats Relay Race

Weekly Lesson Plan: Step Up May Week 5:  “Walking Through The Jungle”

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  CircleCalendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Roar”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Where the Wild thing are”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “The Animals on the Bus”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth”Calendar, weather, sign language, colors/shapes, name recognition Read “Jazzy in the Jungle”
Creative ArtsPaper plate snakesLion ArtPainting parrotsBinoculars artDecorating animal masks
  PM Group ActivityDecorating monkeysJungle VestCreating elephantsJungle GiraffesFinger paint jungle
  Whole LanguageDiscussing where snakes liveWhere do parrots live?What food do monkeys eat?Which is your favorite jungle animal?Reviewing all jungle animals
  Social StudiesWhat can we learn about jungle animals?Learning the habitats of each animalYoga Class!  Kids Music!  Cooking Activity: Banana Krispies  
  Science/SensoryShaving cream playExploring with plastic animals in waterExploring with animal crackersPom Pom PlayFeeling different kinds of leaves
  Dramatic PlayPretending to walk through the junglePretending to be animals in their habitatActing out like monkeysPretending to hunt for animalsSlithering like snakes
  Math/ManipulativeCounting spotsSorting feathersLacing beadsSorting colored bearsSorting jungle animals
  BlocksBuilding a jungle with blocksBuilding a tall tree with blocksBuilding a home for our monkeysBuilding a cave for our lionsBuilding a path to our jungle
  Music/MovementSing “5 little Hippos”“Five Little Monkeys swinging from a tree”Sing “The Great Big Spider”Sing “5 little Giraffes”Jungle Dance Party!
  Outdoor LearningGoing for a safari walkSlithering like snakesWalking like monkeysRunning JaguarsSearching for Jungle animals outside