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

Lesson 7

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

This week's theme is STARS.  ~Star Coloring Page~

The vocabulary word is twinkle - to twinkle is to flash, sparkle or gleam.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Ten Wishing Stars by Treesha Runnells
The Big Dipper by Franklyn M. Branley
The Sky is Full of Stars by Franklyn M. Branley
The Sleepy Little Star by Kymberli W. Brady
There are 508 Stars in the Sky by Marky Allen
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Iza Trapani
Where Do Falling Stars Go? by Melanie Friedersdorf
Stars by Seymour Simon (use for the pictures)

Poems that support the theme:

Star Light Star Bright

Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish, I wish tonight.

Songs that support the theme:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The Stars

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Reach for the stars... walk on tip toe reaching for stars.  (You could have glow in the dark stars up on the ceiling.)
Jump like a star... jump out like in jumping jacks and make a star shape.
All these activities can be done with music playing in the background.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Let your child put shiny gold or silver star stickers on a piece of black construction paper.  Create the night sky.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the shape of a star.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter G.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 7.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Wee Willie Winkie.  Recite often!

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Upstairs, downstairs, in his nightgown;
Rapping at the window, crying through the lock,
"Are the children in their beds? For now it's eight o'clock."


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