Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum
Adaptable for Ages 2 - 4
by Katrina Lybbert

Lesson 10

Weekly Theme  (Start Monday, continue with the theme all week)

This week's theme is TRAINS.  ~Train Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is engine - an engine of a train is the train car that usually pulls all the other cars along the track.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Freight Train by Donald Crews
The Little Train by Lois Lenski
Engine, Engine, Number Nine by Stephanie Calmenson
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis
I Love Trains! by Philemon Sturges

Poems that support the theme:

Shiny New Train
by Katrina Lybbert

I hear the whistle, then the clackety-clack,
Of a shiny new train coming down the track.

I see the engineer waving to the crowd,
His beaming smile shows he's happy and proud!

Another whistle as the train slows right down,
Then pulls to a stop at the station in our town.

Hip hip hooray, come on over this way,
Let's ride the new train this wonderful day!

Songs that support the theme:

Train is A Comin'
I've Been Working on the Railroad

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Set up chairs in a line to become a train.  Place different passengers (stuffed animals or dolls) or cargo (fruit, toys, books, clothes) on different chairs.  Your child can sit at the front in the "engine" and be the engineer.

If there are a few children in your family, let your 2 year old be a leader of a "train" of people.  Put on music and let your child lead the way!

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Play with a wooden train set.

Glue rectangles and circles (cut out by parent) onto paper to create train cars.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color black.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter J.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 10.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Little Boy Blue.  Recite often!

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn!
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep.


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