Jesus' Precious Little Lambs

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December Lesson Plans

on November 21, 2012

2012-2013

I know some of you use Pinterest….do you have anything Christmas pinned that you want to share here? How about your favorite Christmas books, recipes, art…? Thanks for sharing your family’s special Christmas traditions and activities! Pictures in these plans below are linked to more info if you click on them.

Bible Theme: I Will Worship Jesus

Preschool Fun Theme: Christmas (baby Jesus, ornaments, gifts, gingerbread, reindeer)

Special Dates:

December 18th–SHARING Bring a small gift for a Christmas gift exchange. ($5 or less)

December 18th–COMMUNITY OUTREACH Practice our Christmas songs and poem for today so that we can carol in the neighborhood. Bring something yummy to pass out if you would like to.

December 24th-January 6th–NO SCHOOL

Bible Stories:

Week 1Week 4 The Christmas Story as told in Matthew and Luke

Memory Verse:

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

Classical Art Study:

Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard Van Honthorst

(Click picture for full size image)

Christmas Hymns:

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

Silent Night

MP3

Sheet Music Here

O Come All Ye Faithful

MP3

Sheet Music Here

Poetry:

I can’t decide which poem I like more, or really if I love either one enough, so I give you both choices. Which one do you like? Do you know of another? I guess I was hoping for a well written poem about baby Jesus or the meaning of Christmas.

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you;
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing
Returns to make you glad.

–John Greenleaf Whittier

Christmas Everywhere by Phillips Brooks 1835-1893

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in lands of the fir-tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm-tree and vine,
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where cornfields stand sunny and bright.
Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in his flight,
Broods o’re brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great, no cottage too small.

Handwriting:

The children will practice printing:

Jesus

Literature:

Math:

Week 1 Pattern Blocks

Use pattern block mats to build Christmas patterns (from Prekinders.com)

Week 2 Sorting Toothpick Number Sets

(p. 144 in Developing Math Concepts in Pre-Kindergarten)

Have children place the number sets on the correct sections of a butcher paper number line. Here are the toothpick sets I have made so far to show you what “toothpick sets” are.

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Week 3 Muffin Cup Math

Write/place a number in the bottom of each muffin space. Next, provide a large variety of different counters (like Christmas ornaments) for the children to count, place in the correct muffin spaces, and practice one to one correspondence. For example, four buttons would go in the space with number four written in the bottom. An extension would be to use higher numbers or a larger muffin pan.

Group Projects:

Not sure how crafty you are, but this is SO cute and definitely more of a family project than a kids project. Last year we made salt dough ornaments just like the snowflake pictured. Ok, I did anyway. (see “December” under Activity Brainstorm)

An ornament filled with a single serving of hot cocoa. A sweet novel idea for making your own gift ornament.

I want to try these gluten free pizzas that Overtimecook.com says are “lifechanging”! (Thanks Danielle for the idea!!!)

I had a craving for banana today and this Paleo fried banana recipe was YUM! The kids loved it, and I finally found a use for my coconut oil. This is totally the kind of dessert I allow my tiny tots to eat.

Tuesday, December 4th–Art: Crafty Christmas Gifts Project by Miss Lynn

Tuesday, December 11thCooking Project by Miss Sheila

Tuesday, December 18th–Community Outreach: Christmas Caroling in the Neighborhood

Nature Study:

Nature park days are most likely typically on hold this winter.

Christmas is a festive time and nothing can compare, to the special cheer that fills the home for everyone to share! Have a very Merry Christmas Friends!


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