Jesus' Precious Little Lambs

A Charlotte Mason Christian Home School: Preschool – 5th Grade :)

May Lesson Plans

on April 23, 2012

Joy, Bugs, and Butterflies

Memory Verse: “My heart leaps for joy and with my song I will praise Him.” Psalms 28:7

Week 1

“b” is for butterfly

Bible: Joy is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)

Math Center: Butterfly Perception Puzzle

Math Center: Build a butterfly with pattern blocks

Group (art): “b” for butterfly art project

Group (science): Miss Cherie–Raising Our Own Butterflies to learn about the lifecycle

Week 2

“m” is for mother

Bible: Psalms are for singing with joy (Book of Psalms)

Math Center: Bugs Number Puzzles

Math Center: Butterfly Symmetry

Match up the wings

Group (art): Make a Tea Cup Candle for Grandma

Group (celebration): Mother’s Day Tea Party with Mommy and Grandma

Week 3

“a” is for ant

Bible: Paul and Silas Praise the Lord even while shackled in jail

Fine Motor/Imagination Center: Play dough and plastic bugs

for making prints, burying in the “mud”, or making anthills

Math Center: Insect Stickers

Stick reusable bug stickers on habitats and then count them up

Group: Bug Snacks–ants on a log, caterpillars, etc

Group: Science with Miss Cherie

Week 4

“d” is for dragonfly

Bible: Heaven is a wonderful place of perfect unending joy (Revelation 21-22)

Math Center: Ladybug Puzzle

Math Center: Counting Flies

Each child has a handful of 8 plastic flies. They throw them onto the table, and count how many flies are dead (on their backs) and how many flies are alive (on their feet).

Group (art): Caterpillar names

Dot paint a patterned border and a caterpillar with child’s name

Group (celebration): Water Play

We will do some fun outdoor water activities to celebrate the joy of summer soon arriving, friendships grown, and the close of a very special first school year!

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