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

Lesson 23

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

This week's theme is SNOW.  ~Snow Coloring Page~

The vocabulary word is flake - a flake is usually a thin, small, flat piece of something.  Snow falls in flakes.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Snow by Roy McKie & P.D. Eastman
I am Snow by Jean Marzollo
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
Clifford's First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell
The First Snowfall by Anne Rockwell
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Poems that support the theme:

Snow is Falling
by Katrina Lybbert

Snow is falling fast and free,
Falling on my favorite tree,
Falling on each house and car,
Every flake sparkles like a star.

Watch the pretty snowflakes dance,
Floating past my every glance,
Snow is falling, falling, falling,
Time to go in, mother is calling.

Songs that support the theme:

Once There Was a Snowman

Little Snowflake

Little Snowflakes

See the Little Snowflakes

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

~If you are fortunate enough to have snow outside... go and make a snowman, snow angels, or throw some snowballs!

~Act out building a snowman.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

~You can make a snowflake.  Fold a paper twice and help your child make some cuts.  Then fold the paper one or two more times and finish the cuts yourself.  Open the paper and see the pretty snowflake!

~Make a cotton ball snowman.  Glue cotton balls on a sheet of black construction paper, to make a snowman.  With a white crayon you can add falling snow and snow on the ground.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of a hexagon.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter W.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 23.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Little Miss Muffet.  Recite often!

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.


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