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

Lesson 14

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

This week's theme is HORSES.  ~Horse Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is mane - the long hair growing on the neck of a horse.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner
The Sleep Ponies by Gudrun Ongman
Twist and Ernest by Laura T. Barnes
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett
Calico the Wonder Horse, or the Saga of Stewy Stinker by Virginia Lee Burton
Old Thunder and Miss Raney by Sharon Darrow

Poems that support the theme:

My Horse
by Katrina Lybbert

My horse can walk, walk, walk,
My horse can trot, trot, trot,
My horse can gallop, gallop, gallop,
Now please, my horse, stop!

Songs that support the theme:

All the Pretty Little Horses
The Old Gray Mare

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Ride on a hobby horse.  If you don't have one, create one with a short broom handle, or even a wrapping paper roll.  You can ride your hobby horse while reciting the poem "My Horse" above.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Glue a mane on a printout of a horse with cuttings of yarn.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color brown.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter N.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 14.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Ride a Cock Horse.  Recite often!

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
With rings on her fingers, and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.


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