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February Lesson Plans

on February 2, 2013

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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