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

Lesson 4

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

This week's theme is EYES~Eye Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is iris - the iris is the colored part of your eye surrounding the pupil.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss
I See, You Saw by Nurit Karlin
Look at Your Eyes by Paul Showers
I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me by Jonathan London
Eye Spy Colors by Debbie MacKinnon
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

Poems that support the theme:

by Katrina Lybbert

Some eyes are blue, some eyes are brown,
Eyes can look up, eyes can look down,
Eyes can blink, and wink, and stare,
Come look with me, what's over there?

My eyes see flowers on a hill,
They see a bird with a yellow bill,
Across the road I see a tree,
Among the blossoms sweet, a bee!

I look at you, you look at me,
There are many things that eyes can see,
Can you see all of these things too?
Eyes are important, so true, so true.

Songs that support the theme:

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes - emphasize eyes as you point to them in the song.

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Place a picture of a face (on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper or larger) on the wall, but the eyes should be missing.  Blindfold your child and then let him/her tape on the eyes.  Help your child start walking from the other side of the room to get to the picture, while blindfolded.  At this age you don't need to spin your child around first.  See how funny your face looks!

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Draw a picture of an eye or eyes for your child to color.  This should be quite large.  You will help your child color the iris of the eye.  You may have to guide your child's hand as he/she colors in a circular motion on the iris.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color blue.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter D.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 4.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Lavender's Blue.  Recite often!

Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly,
Lavender's green,
When I am King, dilly, dilly,
You shall be Queen.


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