Jesus' Precious Little Lambs

A Charlotte Mason Christian Home School: Preschool – 5th Grade :)

September Lesson Plans

on August 30, 2020

2020-2021     1st Grade- Daniel     4th Grade – Faith      6th Grade – Noah

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Noah and Faith’s Schedule

(Lessons are timed)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Fun Friday

6:30-8

am

Good Morning

God!

Devotions

Character Companion

Discovering Doctrine

Devotions

Bible History

Devotions

Character Companion

Bible History

Devotions

Bible History

Devotions

Prayer Journals

8-9

am

Chores &

Lessons

Math (35)

Piano (15)

Math (35)

Piano (15)

Math (35)

Piano (15)

Math (35)

Piano (15)

Math (35)

N- Written Narration (20)

N-Book of Centuries 

9-10

am

Beauty

with

Breakfast

Poetry

Memory Verse

Spanish

Drawing

Picture Study Shakespeare

Poetry

Memory Verse

Missions- Voice of the Martyrs or Window to the World

Classical Music

Spanish

Poetry

Memory Verse

 

10:30-11:30

am

Character

& History

Hymn

History

Character

Hymn

History

Character

Hymn

Geography

Character

Hymn

History

Character

Nature

Enrichment Projects

Fieldtrips

Play

11:30-1
pm

Lessons

Spelling (15)

N- Jump In (15)

Drawn Narr. (20)

Written Narr. (20)

 Spelling (15)

N- Jump In (15)

Handwriting (10)

Keyboarding (15)

N- Written Narr. (20)

Write Poetry (10)

Spelling (15)

N- Jump In (15)

Vocabulary (10)

Written Narr. (20)

F- Reader (10)

Spelling (15)

N- Jump In (15)

N- Science (30)

Make Books (20)

1-2

pm

Reading and

Science

Science (30)

Book Basket (20)

Living Books (20)

N- Science  (30)

Living Books

(20)

Science  (30)

Living Books (20)

Nature 

and

Nature

Journals

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Daniel’s Schedule

(Lessons are timed)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Fun Friday

6:30-8

am

Good Morning

God!

Devotions

Prayer Wall

Devotions

Bible History

Devotions

Bible History

Devotions

Bible History

Devotions

Prayer Journal

8-9

am

Chores and Lessons

Jobs

Math (20)

Jobs

Math (20)

Jobs

Math (20)

Jobs

Math (20)

Make Breakfast

with Mommy

9-10

am

Beauty

with

Breakfast

Poetry

Memory Verse

Spanish

Drawing

Picture Study Shakespeare

Poetry

Missions-VOM

Memory Verse

Classical Music

Spanish

Memory Verse

Poetry

10:30-11:30

am

Character

& History

Hymn

History

Character

Hymn

History

Character

Hymn

Geography

Character

Hymn

History

Character

Nature

Enrichment Projects

Fieldtrips

Hikes

Play

11:30-12:30

pm

Lessons

Drawn Narr. (20)

Spelling (15)

Reader (10)

Spelling (15)

Handwriting (10)

Making Books (20)

Spelling (15)

Vocabulary (10)

Drawn Narr. (20)

Reader (15)

Making Books (20)

Handwriting (10)

1-2

pm

Reading and Science

Science (30)

Book Basket (20)

Book Basket  (20)

 

Science (30)

Book Basket (20)

Nature 

and

Nature Journal

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Parent Study:

Pastured Poultry Profit$: Salatin, Joel: 8580000856040: Amazon.com: Books

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Art, Music, and Poetry Study:

  • James Audubon

The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12): Davies, Jacqueline, Sweet, Melissa: 0046442243438: Amazon.com: Books

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home: Cole, Henry, Cole, Henry: 9780061704123: Amazon.com: BooksThis Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon: Plain, Nancy: 9780803248847: Amazon.com: BooksThis Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon: Plain, Nancy: 9780803248847: Amazon.com: Books

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  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897; Romantic
  1. Variations on a theme of Haydn Op 56a * *
  2. Symphony no 1 in C minor Opus 68 * *
  3. Violin Concerto in D major Op 77 * *
  4. Piano Concerto no 2 Op 83 * *
  5. Tragic Overture Op 81 * *
  6. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) Op 49 no. 4 * *
  7. Megan Hoyt’s blog post about Brahms
  • Lewis Carroll
    • Write one poem a month (often as narration of something we are reading)
    • Read and use exercises from Roar on the Other Side

Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll: Mendelson, Edward, Copeland, Eric: 9781402754746: Amazon.com: BooksAmazon.com: The Roar on the Other Side: A Guide for Student Poets (9781885767660): Rhodes, Suzanne Underwood: Books

Art Instruction:

Let's Paint a Hummingbird | Watercolor Tutorial with Sarah Cray - YouTube

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Character/Habit Development:

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Character Companion for the Miller Family Series | Green Pastures Press | 9781884377242

Polite Moments (Volumes 1-5): Gary & Cathy Maldaner: 9780976410805: Amazon.com: BooksThe Kings Daughter and Other Stories for Girls (AB) (Character Classics, Volume 1): J.E.White: 9781597650212: Amazon.com: BooksTiger and Tom and Other Stories for Boys (Character Classics, Vol. 2): White, J.: 9781881545088: Amazon.com: Books

  • 1 workbook page a month in Character Companion based on the chosen character theme for the month, and together read the suggested Miller stories that exemplify the chosen trait
  • Noah and Daniel -Tiger and Tom, Faith -The King’s Daughter
  • Child Training Bible and Virtue Training Bible as needed

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Circle Time/Family Time:

One of the best ways to teach Godly character is to study one character quality at a time in order to understand its nature, its importance, and its benefits.

Blessing and Promise Time:

Acknowledge each child’s unique traits and giftings, what I see ahead for this school year and how God can use him/her, my confidence and the Lord’s in his/her ability to succeed in areas of previous struggle, and pray scriptural empowerment that specifically ministers to each need as I lay hands on them. “Then Jesus took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.” Mark 10:16

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  • Print out and pray these prayers for responsibility.
  • Use our Prayer Wall to help us pray for other needs. Current/urgent needs (on the chalkboard), as well as our family (slips of paper with all the promises we have stood on over the years), the world (slips of paper with the names of the countries we have studied in geography so far), and our loved ones (slips of paper with the names of friends and extended family).

Sharing Time:

  • Bring something really cool to circle that God created, talk about respect for God’s creation
  • Bring something to circle that we are really proud of, talk about respect for ourselves- as ones who have been made in the image of God
  • Mommy share: Warm hearts and enjoy a sweet slideshow made by mommy with pictures that show many different ways that each child is special
  • Mommy Share: Put together a shoe box box of things that are very special to me and give insight into who I am as a person, and share about myself with your children. (a favorite toy or book from childhood, a cherished piece of jewelry, a piece of school work, something I made yourself, my prayer journal, etc.) Then have children try to do the same thing with their own shoe box of items at circle time on another day.
  • Family Share: Let each person in the family have a turn to sit in the middle of the circle to be complimented and encouraged by everyone else. Talk about respecting each other.

Discussion Time:

Review Neatness. Read these stories, poems, & quotes/do the activities, and then start a discussion.

          Responsible:

  • Discuss why character training is important.
  • Memorize Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
  • Recognize and reward efforts towards diligence, a willingness to work, initiative or behaving responsibly.
  • Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 “Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil – this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.”
  • Responsible and Reliable Servants
  • Trustworthy Workers
  • Brainstorm a list of little habits that we personally tend to be sloppy with and could be more responsible with, and then try to make improvements this month…….treatment of books, put one thing away before pulling out another, put clean laundry away promptly, put away toothbrush/paste out, make sure hallway is neat, pick up garbage that spills out of the bathroom garbage can, clean up after ourselves after snack, close doors, put away stool, clean up school stuff promptly, make sure car is cleaned out every time we come home, always clean and put away borrowed items and let the owner know, remember to care for the animals everyday, etc. Luke 16:10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” Matthew 25:23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’”
  • Jesus would have us know that “little things” are the best test of character — and that unfaithfulness about “little things” is the sign of a bad state of heart.
  • Do others constantly have to remind you to get things done? Do you habitually forget to follow through?
  • What does your word mean to you?
  • That Will Do! sermon by JR Miller from the line “Though we fail to reach our ideal, the effort to reach it does us good…..”
  • Our responsibility to others: Getting Along with People by JR Miller
  • Finishing Our Work by JR Miller
  • Make a game of finding things out of place in the house

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Bible History/Devotions:

Video on Genesis by Bible Project

  • Early Morning: Personal time: read in a variety of Bibles and Bible Storybooks, use prayer wall, prayer journals, and practice listening for God’s voice, personal prayer and worship.  Together time: worship, prayer, narrate Bible History readings (3x per week per curriculum).
  • Night: Family Bible study using Genesis Commentary

Herein Is Love, Vol. 1: Genesis: Nancy Ganz: 9780982438701: Amazon.com: BooksPaperback Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages, Ages 6-8 BookImage result for the childs story bibleImage result for journal dayspring gods story

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Scripture Memory:

Psalm 139:1-18

Review: 1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 5:1-16, Isaiah 61:1-4, Psalm 23, Psalm 91

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 Hymns and Patriotic Songs:

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  • Great is Thy Faithfulness (hope publishing company)

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Poetry Recitation:

Apple Song by Frances Frost

And/OR….

I sing the mighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad,
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command,
and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord,
who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word,
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed,
wherever I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread,
or gaze upon the sky.

There’s not a plant or flower below,
but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee
is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God art present there.

Isaac Watts

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Handwriting:

1-2x per week

  • Daniel: Print to Cursive
  • Faith: Hymns in Prose
  • Noah: Book of Mottoes

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Spelling/Language:

4x per week prepared dictation using classic literature selections in the curriculum Spelling Wisdom, and language lessons in Using Language Well.

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Reading:

1-2x per week, Pathway Readers to practice prosody.

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Writing:

  • Blank Books for story crafting 1-2x per week. Noah – Knights and Castle story, Faith – Calico Critters story, Daniel – ?
  • Noah: 4x per week complete 1 skill in Jump In Workbook by Sharon Watson
  • 501 Essay Prompts (extra resource)
  • Written Narration (Faith 2x per week) (Noah 4x per week)

Amazon.com: Jump In: A Workbook for Reluctant and Eager Writers (student workbook only) (9781932012743): Sharon Watson: Books

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Vocabulary:

Look up one word, any word of choice, 1x per week, usually in the Noah Websters 1828 Dictionary, and write out the definition in vocabulary notebooks.

Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 Edition - By: Noah Webster

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Literature Read Aloud:

“I am Special” themed picture books for Daniel in previous September lesson plans.

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

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History:

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His Story book for doing drawn narrations of history stories

5x per week SCM’s ‘Genesis-Dueteronomy & Ancient Egypt’ history curriculum. (SCM narration notecards for written narration prompts 2-4x per week.)

Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors by Lorene LambertGenesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt Links and Tips — Simply Charlotte Mason

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Living Book List:

  • The Golden Goblet by McGraw
  • Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Payne
  • The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley
  • Yellow and Pink by Steig
  • Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise by Tomie DePaola
  • The Miracle of Life by Nilsson
  • Darwins Black Box by Behe
  • Outside and Inside Dinosuars
  • Noah’s Ark by Spier
  • Noah’s Ark by Pinkney
  • Ancient Civilazations by Fullman
  • Adam and Kin by Beechick

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Book of Centuries:

1x per week draw artifacts and make note of important events and people in each century.

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Geography

1x per week SCM’s Visits to Africa geography curriculum.

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Living Book List:

  • Letter From Egypt
  • The Butter Man

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Economics:

  • Uncle Eric Talks About Personal Career and Financial Security (Free reading)

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Current Events:

  • Subscription to God’s World Teen (Free Reading)

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Math:

Daniels Lessons:

4x a week

Faith’s Lessons:

5x a week

  • Life of Fred: Book 7-10 (2x a week)
  • Kahn Academy Grade 3.5-4 Math Lessons (2x a week)
  • Pet Store Math by SCM (1x a week)

Noah’s Lessons

5x a week

  • Life of Fred: Decimals (2x a week)
  • Kahn Academy Grade 6 Math Lessons (3x a week)

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Nature Study:

The Burgess Bird Book for Children (Dover Children's Classics): Burgess, Thornton W.: 9780486428406: Amazon.com: BooksImage result for laws nature guide

  • 2x per week SCM’s Learning About Birds lessons
  • Nature Journaling once a week or so
  • Handbook of Nature Study as reference material
  • Free Reading: The Storybook of Science
  • Birds Every Child Should Know (extra resource)

(Charlotte Mason) Bird-stalking.––But bird ‘stalking,’ to adapt a name, is a great deal more exciting and delightful than bird’s nesting, and we get our joy at no cost of pain to other living things. All the skill of a good scout comes into play. Think, how exciting to creep noiselessy as shadows behind river-side bushes on hands and knees without disturbing a twig or pebble till you get within a yard of a pair of sandpipers, and then, lying low, to watch their dainty little runs, pretty tricks of head and tail, and to hear the music of their call. And here comes the real joy of bird-stalking. If in the winter months the children have become fairly familiar with the notes of our resident birds, they will be able in the early summer to ‘stalk’ to some purpose. The notes and songs in June are quite bewildering, but the plan is to single out those you are quite sure of, and then follow up the others. The key to a knowledge of birds is knowledge of their notes, and the only way to get this is to follow any note of which you are not

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sure. The joy of tracking a song or note to its source is the joy of a ‘find,’ a possession for life.

But bird-stalking is only to be done upon certain conditions. You must not only be ‘most mousy-quiet,’ but you must not even let a thought whisper, for if you let yourself think about anything else, the entirely delightful play of bird-life passes by you unobserved; nay, the very bird notes are unheard.

Here are two bird walks communicated by a bird lover:––

“We heard a note something like a chaffinch’s, only slower, and we looked up in the boughs of the ash to try and track the bird by the sudden quiver of one twig here, another, there. We found a steep, rocky path which brought us almost level with the tree tops, and then we had a good view of the shy little willow wren busily seeking food. A note from the next tree like a bubbling of song drew us farther on, and then we found the wood wren and watched him as with up-turned head and bubbling throat he uttered his trill.”

“A joyous burst of song came from a bush near by, and we crept on, to find a blackcap warbler with upraised crest turning excitedly round and round in the ecstasy of song. We waited, and traced him to his next station by his light touch on the branches. A hoarse screech from another tree announced a green-finch, and we had a long chase to get a glimpse of him; but he came to an outstanding twig, and then we heard his pretty song, which I should never have guessed to be his had we not seen him at it. A little squeaky note made us watch the tree trunks, and, sure enough, there was a tree-creeper running up and round and round an ash, uttering his note all the time.

“Another day we got behind a wall from which

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we could examine a field that lay beside the lake. There was the green plover with his jaunty crest, running and pecking, and, as he pecked, we caught sight of the rosy flash under his tail. We waited, hoping for more, for the plovers stand so still that they are lost in their surroundings. But someone coughed, and up went the plovers, a dozen of them, with their weary taunt, ‘Why don’t you let us alone?’ Their distress roused other birds, and we saw a snipe rise from the water edge, a marshy place, with hasty zigzag flight; it made a long round and settled not much further than where it rose. The sandpipers rose, two flying close to the water’s edge, whistling all the time. By the side of a little gully we watched a wagtail, and presently a turn in the sunshine showed us the yellow breast of the yellow wagtail. A loud ’tis-sic’ near us drew our eyes to the wall, and there stood a pied wagtail with full beak, waiting to get rid of us before visiting his nest in the wall. We crept away and sheltered behind a tree, and after a few minutes’ waiting we saw him go into his hole. An angry chatter near by (like a broom on Venetian blinds!) directed our eyes to a little brown wren on the wall with cocked-up tail, but in a minute he disappeared like a mouse over the side.”

This from another bird-lover:––

“Now, they (the children) are beginning to care more for the birds than the eggs, and their first question, instead of being, ‘What is the egg like?’ is usually ‘What is the bird like?’ We have great searching through Morris’s British Birds [John’s British Birds, which costs as many shillings as Morris’s does guineas, is better for beginners] to identify birds we have seen and to make quite sure of doubtful points.

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“But now for the birds. Stonechats [a thrush whose call resembles the sound of falling pebbles] abound on the heaths. I pricked myself up to my knees standing in a gorse-patch watching and listening to the first I saw, but I was quite rewarded, and saw at least four pairs at one time. Do you know the birds? The cock-birds are such handsome little fellows, black head and mask, white collar, rufous breast and dark grey or brown back. They have a pretty little song, rather longer than a chaffinch’s, besides the chit-chat cry when they are disturbed. They do not make a long flight, and will hover in the air like a flycatcher. The sandmartins have numbers of holes in the cliffs. We tried to see how deep they burrowed to build their nests, but though I put my arm in up to the elbows in several deserted holes, I could not reach the end. I think my favourites are the reed-warblers. I know of at least four pairs, and when I could induce the children to both stop talking for a few minutes, we were able to watch them boldly hopping up and down the reeds and singing in full view of us.”

This is the sort of thing bird-stalkers come upon––and what a loss have those children who are not brought up to the gentle art wherein the eye is satisfied with seeing, and there is no greed of collecting, no play of the hunter’s instinct to kill, and yet a lifelong joy of possession.

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Science:

  • Apologia General Science 4x per week. Read text, take notes, do labs and write-ups, answer module questions, take module tests.

Amazon.com: Exploring Creation with General Science (9781932012866): Dr. Jay L. Wile: Books

  • Free Reading: Signs and Seasons: Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy

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Spanish:

2x a week bilingual children’s picture books and/or videos at Knowitall.org along with their teacher guide.

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Piano:

Online lessons at simplymusic.com (most weekdays for 15 minutes)

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Keyboarding:

Mavis Beacon (1x per week for 15 minutes)

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Shakespeare:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Videos:

Moody Science videos, BBC’s, Little House on the Prairie (the mild episodes), and other mild family movies.

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Traditions and Fun Friday Projects:

  • Celebrate the first day of school! Make a beautifully set breakfast table on the first morning of school. Set out any school supplies that can be given as gifts. Make a school year theme banner that corresponds to the scripture verse for the year. Talk about goals and hopes and dreams for the year, and pray over each other at dinner night before school with daddy (Could do The Lord’s Table with communion).
  • Make a self portrait and/or family portrait
  • First Day of School Pictures
  • Measure, weigh, and compare body sizes
  • Character Evaluations as a benchmark (children score themselves on various traits, then mom scores them, and then we set some goals for the year together)

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Fieldtrips:

Visit a farm in Minnesota


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