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October Lesson Plans

on September 26, 2012

2012-2013

Our lesson plans are primarily written up for families to be in one accord at Little Lambs. However, I also hope our lesson plans will be useful to someone else out there doing preschool at home! Or perhaps provide a few learning ideas even for elementary children. Maybe you are just reading through our plans for the fun of it…….. Whichever it is, please let me know if you happen to think of something else relevant to our October theme! We would love to hear ideas from you! Related literature? Poems? Fun Group Project ideas?…………Thank you for sharing your gifts here!

Bible Truth Theme:  I am Courageous (not afraid, bold)

Preschool Fun Theme: Community Helpers (everyday heroes)

Special Dates:

October 9th–SHARING Bring a prepared scripture verse promise or two to Circle Time for you and your child to stand on together this month. Make it personal and based on your child’s needs. We will swap all our promises at school, and then faithfully hold each others needs close to our hearts in prayer this entire school year. Involve your child in praying over his or her friends and what they are believing for. (FRIENDS OF THE LITTLE LAMBS BLOG! We can stand stronger if we join in prayer too. Please feel welcome to share some needs and promises you would love for everyone to agree on. See the comments button at the bottom of this post.)

(Ex: Noah needs confidence: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4:13)

October 12th–FIELD  TRIP Visit a local fire station, spray some hoses, and sit inside a firetruck!

October 16th–BIKE DAY Bring your bike to school today

October 18th–HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAITH Faith is 2 years old on the 20th! We will celebrate her birthday at snack time.

October 30th–COMMUNITY OUTREACH & COSTUME DAY Come to school dressed like a community helper. We will deliver pumpkins around the neighborhood as a fall blessing for the neighbors.

Bible Stories:

Week 1 David and Goliath

Week 2 Queen Esther

Week 3 Noah’s Ark

Week 4 Daniel and the Lions

Memory Verse:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Song:

Be Bold, Be Strong

Be bold, be strong
For the Lord your God is with you
Be bold, be strong
For the Lord your God is with you
I am not afraid
I am not dismayed
Because I’m walking in faith and victory
Come on and walk in faith and victory
For the Lord your God is with you

Hear and See a Kindergarten Class Perform with Accompanying Hand Motions

Hymns:

Print out the sheet music each month, put in a binder and voila! A hymnal!

Standing on the Promises

Sheet Music Here

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

Sheet Music Here

Cedarmont Kids Hymns MP3s for both Promises and Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

Poetry:

Both poems from the Christian Mother Goose Big Book

The Jolly Miller (for themed enjoyment)

This poem is about a wise community helper, the Jolly Miller, who casts his biggest and best loaf of bread into the water. It sails away to many towns along the river, feeding and blessing many, only to grow bigger each time it leaves a port. When it returns to the Jolly Miller he is astonished that it has grown to be twice the size it was when he sent it out.

The poem is too long to include here, but I wish you could read it! The best part is the strong allusions to scripture, scriptural principles, and actual historical references (River Dee, Jolly Miller). Ecclesiastes 11:1 says, “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” As a ship returns after long voyages and ports of call, bread cast upon the waters (charity) also returns to its home port.  And what stories of blessings it brings! Whatever occupation we choose, if we will cast our lives upon the waters to share the True Bread of Life–Jesus Christ, He will fill hungry souls with goodness– our own being filled with the greatest abundance of all. Use your time, talent, money, job for the Lord and He will bless you with more. Honoring the Lord in our occupations can be a message conveyed starting from very young, and fits in perfect with a Christian community helpers theme.

Smile at Your Angel (for memorization)

A little back story on this poem from the author Marjorie Decker’s blog (wow, chills):

I recall such a scene of angelic help in time of great need.  My son, Kevin, and I had been to a meeting with World Bible Publishers in Iowa Falls, Iowa.  It was in the depths of winter.  Black ice and a pitch-black stormy night would face us on the 247-mile drive back to Kansas City.  I was to speak at a ladies conference the next morning, so it was essential to reach the airport that night to catch the early flight back to Tulsa.

Unfortunately, Kevin lost his night-driving glasses.  At 9:00 pm after a fruitless search, we drove cautiously to the last light at the edge of town.

No moon or stars were visible.  Our headlights could not penetrate the dense blackness and blizzard ahead.  Should we go or stay?  As we prayed for wisdom, a verse of Scripture came to me: “I will guide thee with mine eye.” (Psalm 32:8)  Confidence in God’s presence to guide us safely flooded me, and Kevin agreed.  He inched carefully onto the highway.

Suddenly, a huge ball of light, as wide as the road, appeared out of nowhere, lighting our way.  In the center stood a large figure with arms outstretched.  We could hardly believe our eyes, asking each other, “What do you see?!”  Indeed, we both saw the same miracle and were amazed.

For over 200 miles, all the way to Kansas City, the great light guided our way.  There wasn’t another vehicle out on that solitary highway.  As we approached Kansas City, the ball of light lifted and disappeared over our car, vanishing back into the darkness.

Hebrews 1:14 says angels are ministering spirits sent to minister to the heirs of salvation.  Praise God for such Divine help.

Was the figure lighting our way an angel of God – one of those strong, gentle helpers of God’s children?

So I leave you, dear friends with this Christian Mother Goose rhyme to encourage us all: Smile At Your Angel.

Also, you can read on Marjorie Decker’s Blog about the mystery, intrigue, and Kingly conflicts surrounding the famous Stone of Scone–supposedly the actual stone Jacob laid his head on when he dreamed of angels.
 

Handwriting:

The children will continue practicing to write their name, and additionally this month, what they want to be when they grow up.

   (Child’s name)     is a      (occupation)    .

Example: Noah is a diver.

Literature:

Not preschool level but Noah is quite into this book:

Math:

Week 1 Pattern Blocks

Use a pattern template or build your own pattern

Week 2 Roll Again!

(p. 112 in Developing Math Concepts in Pre-Kindergarten)

Roll a die, tell the number, put out that many counters on an organizer (egg carton, ten frames, ten strips, etc). Then roll again!

Does the child take all the counters off the organizer before building a number? Is each number something new and different and unrelated to the previous? Or can the child count on or count back because they can see a relationship? Make a #5-10 die for children who are ready for larger numbers.

Week 3 Copy my Design on a Geoboard

Week 4 Cover Them Up

(p.138 in Developing Math Concepts in Prekindergarten)

Put counters on dot cards while counting aloud. Level 2: Label with a numeral card to show how many were counted.

Try to find/make dot cards in which the dots are arranged in various ways. Example: a “three” card is shown with two dots on the bottom and one on top, and another “three” card has three dots in a row.

Group Projects:

October 2nd–Art Project by Miss Lynn

October 9th–Cooking by Miss Sheila

October 16th?Paramedic and Ambulance Visitation hosted by Miss Cherie

October 23rd–Safety by Miss Sheila

(fire, earthquake, strangers, dialing 911, what to do when lost, knowing address and phone number)

October 25th –Science Experiment by Miss Cherie

October 30th–Community Outreach Deliver pumpkins to neighbors by Miss Lynn

Field Trip:

Visit a local Fire Station

Nature Study:

Collect beautiful fall leaves and…..

Do more of this:

And this

And this


And this

And definitely more of this

Happy Fall to All! The Lord Has So Much In Store For Us!


One response to “October Lesson Plans

  1. Mary says:

    I love the idea of blessing your neighbors with pumpkins, what a sweet idea!

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