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

Lesson 19

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

This week's theme is BOATS.  ~Boat Coloring Pages~

The vocabulary word is sail - the piece of cloth attached to a sailboat, that allows the boat to move when it catches the wind.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Boats by Byron Barton
Ferryboat Ride! by Anne Rockwell
Scuffy the Tugboat: And His Adventures Down the River by Gertrude Crampton
Row Row Row Your Boat by Iza Trapani (Illustrator)
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
Harbor by Donald Crews
This Boat by Paul Collicutt
Boat Book by Gail Gibbons
The Little Sailboat by Lois Lensky
Boats by Shana Corey

Poems that support the theme:

"My Bed is a Boat"
"My Ship and I"
both by Robert Louis Stevenson (From A Child's Garden of Verses)

Songs that support the theme:

Row Row Row Your Boat

Sailing, Sailing

A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea
(Author Unknown)
A sailor went to sea sea sea,
To see what he could see see see,
But all that he could see see see,
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea!

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

~Sail boats in your bathtub.

~Create a boat out of boxes or pillows or blankets in a room with space.  Then with makeshift oars, pretend to row a boat.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Paint a sea (wavy blue water on the bottom of a sheet of paper).  Glue a sailboat on the paper after the paint dries.  The boat can be made from construction paper.  Then use a piece of cloth (triangle shape) to glue on for the sail.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of a triangle.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter S.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 19.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Rub-a-Dub-Dub.  Recite often!

Three men in a tub;
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick-maker;
And all of them off to sea.


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