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

Lesson 15

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

This week's theme is the RAIN.  ~Rain Coloring Page~

The vocabulary word is downpour - during a downpour the rain is falling very fast and heavy.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Rain by Robert Kalan
Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray
Splosh! by Mick Inkpen
Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Rain by Manya Stojic
Soggy Saturday by Phyllis Root

Poems that support the theme:

by Katrina Lybbert

Down came the rain one wet stormy night,
It fell down so heavily it gave me a fright!

Were elephants dancing up there on my roof?
Or maybe wild horses banging each hoof?

Then suddenly it stopped, just as fast as it came,
And I snuggled back into my bed once again.

Songs that support the theme:

It's Raining, It's Pouring
Singing in the Rain
April Showers

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

If possible.... take a walk in the rain and splash in puddles.

Play in the sink with a strainer and watch your homemade downpour!

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Glue a cotton ball cloud on a piece of construction paper.  Glue raindrop shaped cutouts, from foil, underneath the cotton ball cloud.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of an oval.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter O.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 15.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Doctor Foster.  Recite often!

Doctor Foster went to Glo'ster,
In a shower of rain;
He stepped in a puddle, up to his middle,
And never went there again.


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