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

Lesson 21

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

This week's theme is the WIND.  ~Wind Coloring Page~

The vocabulary word is gust - a sudden strong blast of wind.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
What Can You Do in the Wind? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
Wind Says Good Night by Katy Rydell
A Windy Day by Laura Pegram
Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch
It's Too Windy! by Hans Wilhelm

Poems that support the theme:

"The Wind"
by Robert Louis Stevenson (From A Child's Garden of Verses)

Songs that support the theme:

Rock-A-Bye Baby

Autumn Winds

Have You Heard the Wind?

The Windmill

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

~Take a pinwheel outside in the wind and watch it spin.

~Parent and child take turns being the north wind.  Blow each other spinning (turning around as you move) across the room.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Make a Wind Sock!  Tape crepe paper or ribbons onto the end of a paper towel roll.  Attach a string to both sides of the other end of the roll.  Take it outside and hang it in the wind.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of a pentagon.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter U.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 21.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is The North Wind Doth Blow.  Recite often!

The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then?
He'll sit in a barn,
To keep himself warm,
With his head tucked under his wing.


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