Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lesson Plans for Week #13

This is what my older two children will be working on this week.
  • Jesus Storybook Bible
  • Review AWANA verses
  • Family Worship
Math - Living Math Activities
This is week #3 (I think) of our transition to living math. This definitely takes a lot more work on my part, but it is worth it and so much more fun!
  • Telling Time to hour and half hour
  • Place value activities (using dimes and pennies for ones and tens)
  • Adding 10 to a number
  • Fractions (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16)
  • Money - counting pennies, nickels, and dimes
  • Pattern block activities. Click here to print your own on cardstock. You can choose what size, and whether you want them in color or black and white.
  • Read "Stay in Line"
Social Studies
  • Thanksgiving Unit Study
  • I'm even going to attempt a lapbook, well my variation of one anyway. I am planning on doing a combination between a notebook and a lapbook.
  • I found a lot of links to great resources over at Jimmie's "Thanksgiving Lapbook" Squidoo page!
  • Starting a new unit on rocks and minerals
  • We will be looking around our home for rocks, minerals, and precious stones.
  • We will also become rock detectives
Language Arts
  • Copywork - I'm going to start using the children's AWANAverses for their weekly copywork assignments. I want them to truly learn the scripture; not just say it once in their Sparks class and then forget about it.
  • Spelling - just received a new product to review from theTOSCrew called All About Spelling.
  • Silent Reading
  • Creative Expression - this will be covered in our Thanksgiving Unit Study.
  • This week's poem is "We Thank Thee by Ralph Waldo Emerson. We read the poem a few times, and the children will choose one of their favorite lines of the poem to copy and then illustrate it.
  • Read-Aloud - We didn't start "Peter Pan" last week like I hoped. So, we will DEFINITELY start it this week. The children aren't excited about it. They think since they've watched two different versions of the movie that the book will be boring. I think they're in for a pleasant surprise!
  • Another activity using our favorite - water color crayons!
Music and Composer Study
  • Still studying Mozart
  • We will work on a timeline of Mozart's life similar to this one.
  • My son is continuing his drum lessons
  • My daughter will begin some introductory piano lessons using our three month free trial from KinderBach that has been given to TOS Crew members!
Nature Walk
  • Part of our science lesson will include looking for different types of rocks. We will incorporate that into our nature walk/study this week.
This is what my preschooler will be doing this week.
Working on matching uppercase with lowercase letters, and putting letters in abc order.
Identifying numbers, counting, calendar time, and putting numbers in order.
She joins us for read-alouds, fun fall activities, art, and Bible time.
She will also be joining us for our Thanksgiving unit study.
What do you have planned this week? Are you doing any special studies for Thanksgiving? Do you type or write out goals or lessons for each week, or do you just "wing it"?

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