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March Lesson Plans

2012-2013

I hope you are looking forward to spring studies! Start your planning with prayer and everything will fall into place from there. I hope this Easter will be extra meaningful for you and your family!!

Bible Theme: I am Helpful

Preschool Fun Themes: Spring and Easter

Special Date:

March 12th–Bring an Easter Basket to school for our Easter Garden Basket project

Bible Stories:

Week 1 The Holy Spirit is our Helper (Acts 2:1-41, Romans 8:26)

Week 2 The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock

Week 3 Easter Story

Week 4 Easter Story

Memory Verse:

Review last years verse: ‘Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1

New verse: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me..” Galatians 2:20

Classical Art Study:

Rosary Basilica, Lourdes, 19th century, mosaic.

Hymn:

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

MP3

Sheet Music Here

Poetry:

What Robin Told

By George Cooper

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How do robins build their nests?

Robin Redbreast told me–

First a wisp of yellow hay

In a pretty round they lay;

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Then some shreds of downy floss.

Feathers, too, and bits of moss,

Woven with a sweet, sweet sone,

This way, that way, and across;

THAT”S what Robin told me.

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Where do robins hide their nests?

Robin Redbreast told me–

Up among the leaves so deep,

Where the sunbeams rarely creep,

Long before the leaves are gold,

Bright eyed stars will peep and see

Baby robins–one, two, three;

THAT’S what Robin told me.

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Handwriting:

The children will practice printing:

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Literature:

Place books on hold on your library’s website today, or order from an online bookstore, so they will be ready for you on time!

We are also getting many of the books off this great Easter book list.

Math:

(Activities are from the book Developing Math Concepts in Pre-Kindergarten)

Week 1  Sorting More or Less (p. 149)

Children will determine whether groups of objects have more or less than the group they are being compared to. String different numbers of beads on pieces of yarn and tie both ends off (or use any number set material like toothpick, button, or paper clip cards as mentioned in previous lesson plan posts). Provide one sheet of paper labeled “Less” and one sheet labeled “More”. Lay the sheets of paper side by side and choose one of the strings of beads to lay in between the sheets. Now the children will pick up strings of beads on at a time from a pile and compare whether its more or less than the chosen string. If it has more beads, it goes on the “More” sheet; if it has less beads, it goes on the “Less” sheet. If its the same, place it in between the sheets with the original string. Ask, “What have you found out so far?” and “Can you tell me which numbers are more/less than ____?

Week 2 Recording Designs and Creations (p.158)
Children will focus on shape and position by making a design and copying it. Have the children create a simple design with pattern blocks or tiles. Then have the children copy these designs by gluing down paper shapes that match the blocks (you can print “printable pattern block shapes from the internet” and cut them out before hand). The copying portion of the activity is important because reproduction requires children to pay close attention to the position of the blocks relative to each other and the number being used. Limit the number of blocks you give them if needed because it is easier for them to build than it is to copy.

Week 3 Sorting Collections (p.125)

Provide collections of buttons, keys, nuts and bolts, shells, rocks, seeds, etc. This activity is to teach sorting by various attributes. Ask something like, “Who can tell me something about one of the buttons?” A child says, “This one has bumps on it.” You ask, “Do all the buttons have bumps?” A child says, “No this one is smooth.” You say, “Let’s put all the bumpy ones here and all the smooth ones here.” After sorting all the buttons, have them sort another way. Do the children naturally see ways to sort, or do you have to make suggestions? Are the children able to sort groups of objects, or are they finding pairs that match? Do they change categories in the middle of sorting?

Week 4 What is the Same as Me? (p. 93 )

To begin to notice size and shape, have the children search for objects in the room that are about the same length as one of their body measurements. “What can you find around the room that might be the same length as your arm (foot, hand, leg, etc)?” You can have them then record a measurement of the object by using markers and paper (optional).

Group Projects:

After last year’s great egg dying results, we will always use food coloring and vinegar now instead of buying egg dying kits. This year I want to try Pink and Green Mama’s tie dye method.

LOVED this Easter Garden Basket project we did last year!!! We go the idea from the blog A Holy Experience.

These cross necklace projects from last year were pretty fun to do too!

Last year’s Passover Meal was awesome. I can not recommend looking into doing this with your family enough. The book Biblical Holidays is so great, and will help you with everything you need to know.

Ressurection Eggs and egg hunts are so fun.

Build a cross in your garden. Spend time at the foot of the cross allowing your flesh to be crucified, nailing your sins to the cross, worshiping, meditating on the meaning of Easter, and being still before Him.

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Build a Birdhouse

Paper Mache Eggs filled with goodies

Nature Study:

Nature park days will resume for spring!

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Just to let you know, Celebrating the Christian History of Our American Holidays also has some Easter ideas and information that I found helpful.

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.  —Martin Luther

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Spring is Coming!

Are you ready for spring? Some years spring seems to sneak up on me and I find myself saying, “Is Easter next week already??” Then I feel like……dang I missed it. The coming of spring–with flowers blooming, baby animals being born, Easter celebrations, and enjoying the first warm rays of sunshine–has always been irrisistably delightful to me……. whenever I am not tuned out, self absorbed, or entirely distracted that is. My heart fills with so much hope as I step out into the warm sunshine after enduring so many cold gray dreary days of winter cooped up inside. Spring is my favorite season, and one of the best reasons is that it holds incredible theological symbolism for all who are ready and waiting with open hearts for a deeper understanding of its significance. Every leaf of spring speaks of the resurrection of Christ and the newness of life we have in Him. Like I prayed with the children the other day, we who are Christians have spring inside us everyday as Christ makes all things new inside us. I want my exhilaration over spring’s arrival, spring’s spiritual symbolism, and whatever else the Holy Spirit wants to convey this season, to pass into the hearts of my little ones and drive our homeschooling. Am I ready for it?

Preparing Little Lambs for Easter in February and March of 2012 incredibly reinvented my understanding of the holiday as well as the whole spring season, as God introduced me to Passover meals, lent, Easter garden baskets, a repentance box/can, and a cross built for outdoor devotions all at once. It was an amazing spring. What will this year be like?

I took a walk around the neighborhood recently, and my thoughts were turned towards creation as a storm brewing in the air awakened my distracted senses. Spring is just around the corner, and I am not sure if I feel ready. I feel like I am still lying dormant like the rest of nature in winter. So how does one prepare her heart for a new season of rising up into new things with Christ Jesus? How does she make sure to notice all the buds and blossoms quietly unfolding all around before the miracle of spring slips by unnoticed and unfelt? How do I do this long path of lent, where I am supposed to let go of everything false in my life and take up my cross so that I might find my life anew this spring? I know prayer is the best place to begin preparation of the heart, and so I walked and asked God to open me up to experience the fullness of His glorious creation in springtime. I keep praying for the Holy Spirit to be the teacher in our homeschool so that everyday there is spontaneity, unexpected surprises, and a fresh new feeling. A couple branches almost smacked me in the face a few moments later on that walk, and my hand reached up to break them off and carry them home. I knew this was a beginning to the answer to my prayers.

Spring arrives on March 20th, but nature is already showing signs of it all around. Don’t miss it. Now is the time to prepare our hearts, especially if they feel dull and distracted, for the high purpose of reaching our children with something special from the Lord this season. I pray that the significance of spring will begin to stir inside you today…..

Here are some pics to catch you up on what’s been going on at school, as well as some pictures of how God is unfolding spring in our hearts here. I would love to hear your spring snippets too!

A Happy ‘Spring Is Coming’ Dance

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Tayler Says, “This is What Best Friends Do.”

She also encourages others when they say something kind, “You are speaking like a friend.” Love it!

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Faith Makes Her 1st Necklace

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A Birthday Gift for Cousin Ava

Any birthday parties coming up? We thought we would share this little gift idea with you because it would make a fun gift for any age child (even an adult) in your life, and I know I am always racking my brain for better gift ideas. Oven bake clay has been one of my favorite art activities to do with my own kids, and you haven’t tried it yet, I think you will find it quite enjoyable as well. So after Noah chose to craft a friendship necklace with his handmade beads for cousin Ava, we decided that providing her some supplies for creating her own clay jewelry could be a fun birthday gift. The little Clay Crafting tutorial I printed off for her is quite helpful, and even taught me a few new tricks too. The cutters, jump rings, and head pins we included are to make necklace pendants. I hope Ava likes it!

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The Kids Worked Very Hard On This Art Project

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Crayons Shavings Between Two Sheets of Wax Paper and Melted with an Iron Made Fun Hearts to Hang on the Window

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Handwriting is Getting Easier, Yay!

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Homemade Scales at Our Math Center to Explore Weight

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Patience for Puzzles Has Emerged!

Noah does math for a half hour before school starts, which includes an array of independent activities, including puzzles.

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We Are Watching “Spring Come” Up Close

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Faithy says over and over,”Spring is coming! Spring is coming!”

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Could It Be Raspberries?

I broke off a few different types of branches while out on that walk in our neighborhood, and excitedly announced that, “Spring is coming!”, when I arrived home. The kids rushed over to study the evidence on the branches, and I had them hypothesize what all those buds were going to turn into. Faith suggested raspberries and Noah agreed. So I was glad that our little scientific investigation was apparently an developmentally appropriate activity since they did not yet know what would come of those buds. As we have monitored our branches daily, I have been rewarded by hearing scientific thoughts developing. “The red is turning to pink” is how Noah described flowers opening. He also said, “first spring comes slow, and then fast”, as he counted how many blooms opened day by day. The funny part is, they still think raspberries are on the way.

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Preparing the Soil of Our Garden With Chicken Poop From the Coop

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Grubs!

Keeping my personal feelings about grubs to myself, I snapped some shots of our kids excitedly digging up grubs to go feed to the chickens. Faith is sometimes afraid of ladybugs, but couldn’t get her hands on enough grubs. Go figure. Get them used to it when they are young, and they will think nothing of it when they are older.

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What is That!?

We are excited to have found what we think might be praying mantis eggs! We have it in a jar and we will see what happens when the weather warms up. What a fun yard work day!

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Our “Signs of Spring” Hunt Around the Yard

Tayler spotted some “fuzzy buds” and she squealed when the branch moved, “I think its alive! I think there is a caterpillar in there or something!” We will definitely check back on that hypothesis later.

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Daffodils, the First Flower of Spring Fills Us with Hope and Joy

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Noah Spotted New Growth on the Iris and Pointed Out the Dead Old Growth

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A Poem About Daffodils

A Great Example of Picture Painting Serving its Purpose!

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“Consider the Lilies of the Field and How They Grow.” Luke 12:27

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Charlotte Mason Friends Book Club

Home Education (Volume 1), Pages 1-75 Discussion

Mother as Teacher

First, a little encouragement about mother as teacher. Charlotte quotes the Reverend F.D. Maurice, “the woman received from the Spirit of God Himself the intuitions into the child’s character, the capacity of appreciating its strength and weakness, the faculty of calling forth the one and sustaining the other, in which lies the mystery of education, apart from which all its rules and measures are utterly in vain and ineffectual.” This is such an uncommon train of thought–mothers as best educators– but it is invaluable for homeschooling moms to meditate upon. Also, Charlotte felt that children “should have the best of their mother, her freshest, brightest hours.” That is a homeschool mom! Many parents today justify their long hours at work away from their children as a way to be fresher for their children when they finally reconvene in the evening. I know my best hours with the children are during the day when the demands of dinner, baths, dishes, clean up, etc. are not sucking up all my time.

Out of Doors

In the Out of Doors Life for Children section, Charlotte discusses lessons that can be taught while enjoying and learning in nature-nature study being a very important part of a Charlotte Mason education. (Some of what I read has been covered in my Nature is for Kids post, so I will only cover a few brand new ideas here.) Once the children have had an hour or two of vigorous play and wild scampering, while wits are still fresh and eyes keen, their mother can send them off on an Exploring Expedition. Who can see the most, and tell the most, about such and such off yonder. All done in the air of a game, the children come running back excited to tell all that they saw, and the mother clarifies and asks for specifics (“What side did you say you saw the fruit trees on?”), which ensures that the retelling includes the exactness of a lesson. “This is the mother’s chance to train the seeing eye, the hearing ear, and to drop seeds of truth into the open soul of a child, which shall germinate, blossom and bear fruit, without further help or knowledge of hers.” Our own childhood memories are often hazy and fragmented because we were never trained to take the time and effort to fully see a scene. Training a child’s powers of observation while they are young is a gift you can give them that they will take into old age. What a delightful possession to have a set of unmarred beautiful images, feature by feature, in the sunny glow of a child’s mind.

Similarly, in the method of Picture Painting, the mother has her children stare at some patch of landscape until they can close their eyes and reproduce the picture before them verbally. If any bit is blurred, they look again. This is an exercise to do only every once in awhile because Charlotte says recalling and reproducing a picture is fatiguing for children. However, the benefit is that seeing fully and in detail is likely to be repeated unconsciously until it becomes a habit of a child required to do this exercise, and having the power to fully see is altogether pleasurable. This power of observation is what empowers every great artist and poet, and yet this act of seeing need not be some high poetic gift that the rest of us must only be content to admire. It is the reward for all who take the pains in the act of seeing– which parents may do a great deal to confer upon their children.

I think many of us view Nature Study as a type of “tour”, where mother or father take the kids on a walk and spout off names of every form of plant life that is passed by. This method of instruction, filling children’s minds like empty vessels, is very anti-Charlotte Mason style. The result is much teaching with no real learning. Doing Nature Study the Charlotte Mason way takes some of the pressure off of us to be botany experts……….some. A child who returns from an Exploring Expedition, for example, and can not describe whether a tree had pointed or rounded leaves, rough or smooth bark, etc. shall get no encouragement (ie. no tree identification help). Mother shall not move a foot in the direction of the tree to go see it until her child is sent off again and can come back with more descriptive detail. Finally when she concedes to give the name of the tree, the child is full of glee, and carries her off to go and see.

Wow, the way Charlotte puts it, receiving knowledge sounds like candy gumdrops, or drops of water upon a parched tongue. Information offered just when a child is hungry for it is gobbled up. I think any good educator knows this, and gives the uses and names of objects as the need for the knowledge arises and after interest has already been peaked–noted by ‘What is that?’ and ‘What is that for mother?’ type of questions. Information offered at the wrong time, or in the wrong manner (like a tour or like lecture style teaching at school), goes in one ear and out the other. A Charlotte Mason education is based on the premise that “Its not how much a child knows, its how much a child cares.” And of course this is the education method that teaches children to care, and the more they care, the more they really learn.

So we parents do need to know something about the native plants in our community in order to supply doses of knowledge at the right time, but we only need to offer a little information here and little there at the opportune moments. I must get my hands on the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock and start learning more about the plants around me while my kids are still little!

The last idea in the Out of Doors section that made an impression on me was that by doing Nature Study together, we are literally teaching our children to “consider the lilies of the field and how they grow”, as the Bible says. As they study nature, starting early on, they will become so absorbed and in love with nature over the years, that this passion implanted while young, will seem inborn. It will consume their thoughts and energy in a healthy way. With so much lure of glamour, materialism, and temptation for impure interests surrounding our older children and teenagers, a pure absorbing pursuit of “considering the lilies of the field” developed at a young age will do much to preserve our children from future recklessness. Imagine a young person’s room filled with her Nature Study collections of shells, fossils, and flowers, rather than littered with teen magazines and posters of pop stars. What an awesome side benefit of Nature Study.

Children Are Made to Know God

Finally, I would like to share Charlotte’s wise words about not hindering our children’s relationship with Almighty God: “perhaps it is not too beautiful a thing to believe in this redeemed world, that, as the babe turns to his mother though he has no power to say her name, as the flowers turn to the sun, so the hearts of the children turn to their Savior and God with unconscious delight and trust.” Because it is so natural for a child to come to Jesus, now, during childhood, is the time to nurture, not overlook, this relationship.

Let’s Consider the Lilies with Our Children this Spring!!!

Valentine’s Day Friendship Tea Party

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We Used Our Best Manners and Served Each Other

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Faith’s Hand Really Wanted to Put That Strawberry on Her Own Plate

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Noah Was All About the Food (“What’s Next Mommy?”)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts, Cinnamon Sugar Apple Hearts, and Coconut Cinnamon Banana Hearts

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Tayler’s Valentine from Noah and Faith

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Our Surprise Tea Party Guests

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Just a Few Days Old

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So Sleepy

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So Soft

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Even Comfy Upside Down

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Playtime with Chickies

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February Lesson Plans

2012-2013

Welcome back! Sorry about the late posting of February plans. We have been on vacation and are trying to get back into the swing of things at school here. I have oficially decided to use the same masterplan for 2013 that we used in 2012. The kids have memories from last year of making friendship necklaces and valentines, and are looking forward to doing lots of the activities from last year again. The masterplan worked great for us every month of last year so we shall only be tweaking it here and there. Using the same masterplan will allow for review as well as more in depth coverage of each theme.

Bible Theme: I am Loving

Preschool Fun Theme: Valentines and Friendship

Special Dates:

February 7th–SHARING Bring some pictures of those whom you love to share in circle time. Share what you love about each person.

February 12th–COMMUNITY OUTREACH Visit a sweet elderly lady in the neighborhood who lives alone and spends much of her time feeling lonely. Bring Valentine goodies!

February 14th–VALENTINES DAY We will celebrate with a child size Friendship Tea Party. Bring a stuffed animal friend and valentines to pass out.

Bible Stories:

Week 1 1 Corinthians 13 (The love chapter)

Week 2 Joseph (Forgiving those you love)

Week 3 David and Jonathan (Godly friendships)

Week 4 Love is a Fruit of the Spirit (daniellesplace.com)

Memory Verse:

Review last years verse: ‘We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

New verse: “A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17

Classical Art Study:

We are using the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Day by Day Calendar this year.

Hymn:

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

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

MP3

Sheet Music Here

Poetry:

The Arrow and the Song

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
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I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
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Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Handwriting:

The children will practice printing:

love

Literature:

See Last Years Literature Selections

Math:

(Activities are from the book Developing Math Concepts in Pre-Kindergarten)

Week 1 Lets Pretend Stories (p. 105)

Provide counters (such as unifix cubes) and colored construction paper to represent different environments: ocean (blue), grass (green), cave (black). Tell a story for the children to act out (like a word problem). For example: “Its a stormy day on the ocean. The waves are high and it is starting to rain. There are four ships on the ocean. Show me the ships. Three of the ships decide to go back to the harbor…..” These pretend stories provide imaginative counting practice/ addition and subtraction practice by noticing how many are left or how many there are altogether (this step is not necessary unless children are ready).

Week 2 Pattern Task Cards (p.151)
Have children copy simple or complex patterns using pattern blocks, unifix cubes, or dot paint.

Week 3 Matching (p.146)

Make number set cards (like the toothpick set pictured in my December lesson plan) with varying objects such as buttons, paper clips, bread tags, beads on bracelets, beads strung on yarn, onjects glued on popsicle sticks. Each set should include at least 3 or 4 of each of the numbers from 1 to 10. Also provide collections of various items (buttons, keys, nuts and blots, etc) and several sheets of construction paper. Have the child choose one of the number set cards. Then, have the child use the collections and construction paper to (like a mat) to build a set that has the same number as the card. What size numbers can he work with? Does she copy the arrangement?

Week 4 Exploring at the Weighing Station (p. 61)

When children first start learning about weight, they need the type of scales that show how the weight of an object actually pull down the scale. Make homemade scales by hanging a container by a rubber band off the end of a ruler weighed down by books on the other end. Make two scales so that objects to be weighed can be compared. Say, “Which do you think is heavier–the can or the rock? Let’s find out.”

Group Projects:

Friendship Bracelets Made with Sculpey Oven Bake Clay

I love garland crafts!

Crayon shaving hearts craft

Valentines Day crafty gift idea

Valentines treat cooking project

Nature Study:

Nature park days are on hold for winter.

Love to You and Your Children!

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February Lesson Plans

2012-2013

Welcome back! Sorry about the late posting of February plans. We have been on vacation and are trying to get back into the swing of things at school here. I have oficially decided to use the same masterplan for 2013 that we used in 2012. The kids have memories from last year of making friendship necklaces and valentines, and are looking forward to doing lots of the activities from last year again. The masterplan worked great for us every month of last year so we shall only be tweaking it here and there. Using the same masterplan will allow for review as well as more in depth coverage of each theme.

Bible Theme: I am Loving

Preschool Fun Theme: Valentines and Friendship

Special Dates:

February 7th–SHARING Bring some pictures of those whom you love to share in circle time. Share what you love about each person.

February 12th–COMMUNITY OUTREACH Visit a sweet elderly lady in the neighborhood who lives alone and spends much of her time feeling lonely. Bring Valentine goodies!

February 14th–VALENTINES DAY We will celebrate with a child size Friendship Tea Party. Bring a stuffed animal friend and valentines to pass out.

Bible Stories:

Week 1 1 Corinthians 13 (The love chapter)

Week 2 Joseph (Forgiving those you love)

Week 3 David and Jonathan (Godly friendships)

Week 4 Love is a Fruit of the Spirit (daniellesplace.com)

Memory Verse:

Review last years verse: ‘We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

New verse: “A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17

Classical Art Study:

We are using the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Day by Day Calendar this year.

Hymn:

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

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

MP3

Sheet Music Here

Poetry:

The Arrow and the Song

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
.
Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Handwriting:

The children will practice printing:

love

Literature:

See Last Years Literature Selections

Math:

(Activities are from the book Developing Math Concepts in Pre-Kindergarten)

Week 1 Lets Pretend Stories (p. 105)

Provide counters (such as unifix cubes) and colored construction paper to represent different environments: ocean (blue), grass (green), cave (black). Tell a story for the children to act out (like a word problem). For example: “Its a stormy day on the ocean. The waves are high and it is starting to rain. There are four ships on the ocean. Show me the ships. Three of the ships decide to go back to the harbor…..” These pretend stories provide imaginative counting practice/ addition and subtraction practice by noticing how many are left or how many there are altogether (this step is not necessary unless children are ready).

Week 2 Pattern Task Cards (p.151)
Have children copy simple or complex patterns using pattern blocks, unifix cubes, or dot paint.

Week 3 Matching (p.146)

Make number set cards (like the toothpick set pictured in my December lesson plan) with varying objects such as buttons, paper clips, bread tags, beads on bracelets, beads strung on yarn, onjects glued on popsicle sticks. Each set should include at least 3 or 4 of each of the numbers from 1 to 10. Also provide collections of various items (buttons, keys, nuts and blots, etc) and several sheets of construction paper. Have the child choose one of the number set cards. Then, have the child use the collections and construction paper to (like a mat) to build a set that has the same number as the card. What size numbers can he work with? Does she copy the arrangement?

Week 4 Exploring at the Weighing Station (p. 61)

When children first start learning about weight, they need the type of scales that show how the weight of an object actually pull down the scale. Make homemade scales by hanging a container by a rubber band off the end of a ruler weighed down by books on the other end. Make two scales so that objects to be weighed can be compared. Say, “Which do you think is heavier–the can or the rock? Let’s find out.”

Group Projects:

Friendship Bracelets Made with Sculpey Oven Bake Clay

I love garland crafts!

Crayon shaving hearts craft

Valentines Day crafty gift idea

Valentines treat cooking project

Nature Study:

Nature park days are on hold for winter.

Love to You and Your Children!

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