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

Lesson 18

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

This week's theme is our EARS.  ~Ear Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is noise - any sounds that we can hear, some sounds may be soft and others loud.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

The Ear Book by Al Perkins (Bright and Early Books)
Bow Wow! Meow! A First Book of Sounds by Melanie Bellah
Eleanor's Enormous Ears by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Animal Ears by Lisa Trumbauer
Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern
Bunny's Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Poems that support the theme:

Sound of a Bell
by Katrina Lybbert

I hear the sound of a bell,
I hear the sound so well,
I like to dance and sing a lot,
Whenever I hear that bell.

I hear it ringing loudly,
I hear it ringing softly,
I clap my hands and jump and shout,
To hear that bell ring proudly.

Songs that support the theme:

Do Your Ears Hang Low

Let's Make Some Noise (Raffi)

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Make some noise!  Use different rhythm instruments, maracas, drums, sticks, tamborine, bells and so on.  Be a band and march through your home.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Draw a variety of animals on different sheets of paper, only don't include their ears.  Draw and cut out the ears that will match the different animals you have drawn.  Let your child match the ears to the right animal and glue them on.  Color the pictures.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color pink.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter R.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 18.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Jack and Jill.  Recite often!

Jack and Jill went up a hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down, and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.


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