Jesus' Precious Little Lambs

A Charlotte Mason Christian Home School: Preschool – 2nd Grade :)

February Lesson Plans

on February 3, 2014

2013-2014

Welcome back to school! We take most of January off here, so we are excited to jump back into school for February. As we focus on how much we are loved by Jesus this month, February becomes a wonderful time of expressing our love to others through friendship necklaces and valentines, tea parties and crafts. We have such sweet memories of this theme from years past here at Jesus’ Precious Little Lambs.

Bible Theme: I am Loving (kind, thoughtful, forgiving)

Preschool Fun Theme: Valentines and Friendship

Mother Study:

Watch this video of a touching song and skit. Be reminded of how much Jesus loves you!

Special Dates:

February 4th–SHARING Who loves you? How can you tell?

February 11th–COMMUNITY OUTREACH Special delivery! Bring a valentine and some love to someone in the neighborhood who could use it.

February 13th–VALENTINES TEA PARTY Celebrate with a child size Friendship Tea Party. Bring a stuffed animal friend and valentines to pass out. Have the children find lots of ways to serve each other.

Bible Stories:

(The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos)

Week 1 Chapters 80-83

Week 2 Chapters 84-87

Week 3 Chapters 88-91

Week 4 Chapters 92-95

Memory Verse:

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

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

New Verse:

Classical Art Study:

We are reviewing our favorite images from the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Day by Day Calendar right now.

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:

Little Things

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of Eternity.

So the little errors
Lead the soul away
From the paths of virtue
Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy
Like the Heaven above.

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

Handwriting:

The children will practice printing their name and the names of recipients on their homemade valentines.

Reading:

Materials:  printed fable, loose letters, word cards for “that his claws were stronger than your teeth. Moral: It is easy to kick a man that is down.”

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The Dogs and the Fox

By Aesop 

Some dogs, finding the skin of a lion, began to tear it in pieces with their teeth. A Fox, seeing them, said, “If this lion were alive, you would soon find out that his claws were stronger than your teeth.”

Moral: It is easy to kick a man that is down.


Reading Lessons:
“that his claws were stronger than your teeth. Moral: It is easy to kick a man that is down.”

1. Write one word from the selection on the board

2. Discuss the word

3. Study it closely, then erase

4. Find the word card from a small pile of cards, then hide the card

5. Spell the word with loose letters (from memory if possible)

6. Find the word in the printed fable

7. Repeat steps 1-6 with each word

8. Do a review of all the words listed up on the board

Word Building Lessons (spelling):

Using loose letters, build words that rhyme with each of the words assigned for this month (ex: claws–jaws, paws, laws, straws, gnaws, thaws, draws, etc.).

(Lessons 11-14 in Delightful Reading by Simply Charlotte Mason)

History Books:

Literature:

 

                     

Math:

(Activities are from the book Developing Number Concepts by Kathy Richardson)

Week 1 Roll a Tower Race (p. 64)

Pages 12-14 here.

Week 2 Growing Pattern Task Cards (p.115)
Children use cubes or tiles to copy patterns they see on task cards such as these, and then extend the patterns. Or provide task cards that show only the first step of a pattern, and then the children may make the pattern grow in any way they like, as long as they make it grow in a consistent way.

Week 3 Build a Staircase (p. 57)

Take turns rolling a 1-6 and 4-9 dot or number cubes; build a stack of unifix cubes to match each roll. Children try to build a staircase with steps (using stacks) having from one to nine cubes. Choose which cube needs to be rolled in order to complete the staircase.

Week 4 Comparing Shape Puzzles (p. 165)

Choose two shape puzzles and predict which one will hold more. Fill puzzles with cubes, and then label each puzzle with a more/less card. Children who are ready can write a number sentence on paper such as “7 is more than 6” or “7 is 1 more than 6”.

Group Projects:

Throw a Friendship Tea Party to celebrate Valentines Day

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Make Friendship Bracelets/Necklaces Made with Sculpey Oven Bake Clay

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Decorate with Heart Garlands

Practice printing while reaching out–make homemade valentines for friends, family, shut ins, single parents, or widows.

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Crayon shaving hearts craft

Valentines Day crafty gift idea–DIY canvas art

Valentines treat cooking project

Nature Study:

Read tidbits from topics of interest in the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock.

Love to You and Your Children!


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