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

Lesson 8

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

This week's theme is the SUN.  ~Sun Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is ray - a beam of light.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

The Sun: Our Nearest Star by Franklyn M. Branley
What Can You Do in the Sun? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven
Sun Up, Sun Down by Gail Gibbons
The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch

Poems that support the theme:

The Sun Shines Down
by Katrina Lybbert

The sun shines down on me,
On flowers, grass, and a bumblebee.

The sun shines down on you,
On trees, birds, and lakes so blue.

The sun shines down on everyone,
How happy we are to play in the sun!

Songs that support the theme:

One Light, One Sun  (Raffi)
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

Songs on the Kididdle's Site:

Mister Sun
The Sunshine
Can You Be a Sunbeam?

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Play outside in the sun.  If Monday is not sunny, wait till another day of the week.  Talk about how the sun makes it warm and nice to be outside.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Paint a yellow sun!  You could paint the circle and then let your child paint the rays with finger paint.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color yellow.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter H.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 8.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Hickory Dickory Dock.  Recite often!

Hickory, dickory, dock!
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.


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