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

Lesson 11

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

This week's theme is the MOON.  ~Moon Coloring Page~

The vocabulary word is full (moon) - the moon is full when it is round like a circle and all lit up.  When something is full it is completely there.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

When Moon Fell Down by Linda Smith
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch
Mooncake by Frank Asch
I Don't Want to Live on the Moon by Jeff Moss

Poems that support the theme:

Full Moon
by Katrina Lybbert

The moon is full, round like a ball,
The light shines down upon us all.

The moon is full, with a glorious light,
I'm glad to see such a lovely sight.

The Moon
by R. L. Stevenson
(In the book, A Child's Garden of Verses)

Songs that support the theme:

Songs about the Moon at

The Man in the Moon
Man in the Moon
The Moon
Moon Dreams
Moon, So Round and Yellow

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Act out "Hey, Diddle, Diddle."  Place a round cushion or ball in the center of the floor.  As you come to the part in the rhyme about the cow jumping over the moon, your child can jump over the "moon" you have made.

Play catch with a yellow or white ball (pretend moon).

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Make a "mooncake."  Bake a round cake and then let your child spread on the icing (yellow or white).  After you have iced a full moon, you could cut it into a crescent shape, bit by bit, to show the phases of the moon.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of a crescent.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter K.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 11.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is The Man in the Moon.  Recite often!

The man in the moon
Looked out of the moon
And this is what he said,
"Tis time that, now I'm getting up,
All children went to bed."


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