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

Lesson 3

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

This week's theme is KITTENS~Cat Coloring Pages~

The vocabulary word is claws - claws are the sharp, curved nails on a kitten's paws.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
Curious Kittens by Roy Volkmann
Kittens Are Like That by Jan Pfloog
The Little Kitten by Judy Dunn
Five Little Kittens by Nancy Jewell
Kittens Love by Lisa McCue

Poems that support the theme:

My Kittens
by Katrina Lybbert

My kittens are cute, and small, and furry,
They purr so sweetly I've no need to hurry,
So I stay and cuddle my kittens for hours,
From morning till night amongst the flowers.

Songs that support the theme:

Three Little Kittens

A Kitten for Joy
by Katrina Lybbert

(Tune: London Bridge)

Mommy brought a kitten home, kitten home, kitten home,
Mommy brought a kitten home,
For my sweet sister, Joy.

I wish that I could have one too, have one too, have one too,
I wish that I could have one too,
But a real kitten, not a toy!

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Roll a ball of yarn on the floor like a kitten.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Make a kitten puppet from a brown paper bag.  Draw a face on the bag.  Make ears, a tail, and whiskers that your child can glue on the puppet.  Also let your child decorate the bag with crayons.  Create a puppet for yourself as well and play with the puppets together.  Be creative!

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of a diamond.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter C.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 3.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Pussy Cat Pussy Cat.  Recite often!

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the Queen!
Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.


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