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    Lessons Plans

    Full disclaimer:  I am not a  professional educator   However,  like many of you, Covid has forced me to take on the role of  “teacher”   and develop weekly “lesson plans” for my now home-schooled pre-k aged daughter, Ansley.  Using a Kindergarten assessment from Education.com as a baseline for what she needs to work on, we settled on the potpourri of programs below.   Hopefully, she will be more than ready for Kindergarten this fall.  Reading:  For reading,  we most heavily use Hooked on Phonics (the books and the app).    We have worked much of the way through the first-grade curriculum and we often supplement it with leveled readers from Learning Dynamics,  Kindle unlimited, and…

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    Goal Setting

    You are  42% more likely to achieve your goals by writing them down which is why kids need to learn from a very young age the power of setting goals as well as how to achieve them.  Each year we tape large pieces of paper onto the wall and encourage our children to write down their goals for the year.   We then review those goals, organize them into categories, and write out the steps necessary to achieve them.  We keep record of the goals in Evernote.  We periodically review the goals and it is amazing to see how many of those goals are reached over the year.  This week,…

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    Winter Animals

    Verse of the week:    Focus  for the week  Math:  Reading:   Writing:  The theme for The Week:  Winter Animals      Theme  Book  circle time 9:00am Reading9:30 am  Writing/Independent  Activities  10:00am PlayBreak/ Lunch 10:25  SpecialsMath  11:30  Specials 12:00 Specials  Recess   12:30-2:30  Monday  Animals In Winter Tuk Tuk  Advent Day 7 Read: Dave Mule       Music   Tuesday  Birds In Winter  A Warm Winter Tail   Advent Day 8 Read : Lime Pie         Science   Wednesday  Polar Bears & Penguins  Ice in the Jungle  Advent Day 9  Read:  Peak Set 2      Cooking/Sewing    Thursday  Arctic Foxes Winter Winter   Advent Day 10  Read:  The Seal Pup …

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    Winter

    Verse of the week:   (Christmas Advent Activities)  Focus  for the week  Math:  review 1-50  Reading:   Long Vowels review.  Letter Y as a vowel  Writing:  Address Theme for The Week: Winter      Theme  Book    circle time 9:00am Reading9:30 am  Writing/Independent  Activities  10:00am PlayBreak/ Lunch 10:25  SpecialsMath  11:30  Specials 12:00 Specials  Independent Activities  12:30-2:30  Monday  Winter  Video Introducing Advent  Watch: Letter Y as vowel  Long Vowel Read:        Science:  Snow storm in a jar   Tuesday Snow  December 1:  UnWrap Stable.  Read   Watch:  Letter Y Read :         Lesson 6.1 Watch: How an Ingloo Keeps you Warm  Social Studies : Build An Igloo with playdough   Wednesday   Plants in Winter  …

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    Thanksgiving

    Verse of the week:   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Focus  for the week  Math: Numbers 50-60  Reading:  Long Vowel Sounds  Writing:  Address & Phone Number  Theme for The Week:  Thanksgiving     Theme  Book  circle time 9:00am Reading9:30 am  Writing/Independent  Activities  10:00am PlayBreak/ Lunch 10:25  SpecialsMath  11:30  Specials 12:00 Specials  Independent Activities  12:30-2:30  Monday Thanksgiving  Fruit of the Spirit Peace  Read: Easy Reader on Kindle  Do:  Khan Academy kid Activity  Color by sight word and number      Thanksgiving Feast Addition   ScienceTurkey Rocket    Tuesday My Life as a Native American  Fruit of the Spirit Peace  Read : Easy Readers on Kindle  Do: Vowel…

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    Our Troops – Veteran’s Day

    Verse of the week:    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Focus  for the week  Math:  Reading:   Writing:  Theme for The Week:  Veterans Day    Theme  Book  circle time 9:00am Reading9:30 am  Writing/Independent  Activities  10:00am PlayBreak/ Lunch 10:25  SpecialsMath  11:30  Specials 12:00 Specials  Independent Activities  12:30-2:30  Monday Serving In The Military  The Fruit of the Spirit Love   Board: Long a/Short a review  Watch Long vowel Review Alpha blocks  Do:  Long Vowel Short Vowel work sheet 3 Read:  Save the Cake      Numbers40-50Lesson 4.1  Science Craft Military Clothespin Planes   Tuesday What is the Army? The Fruit of the Spirit Love   Watch Silent e sounds  Do Long…

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    Elections & Voting

    Verse of the week:   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. … Focus  for the week  Math:  Numbers in their 30’s  Reading:  Long U sound  (u-e, ue, ui, ew, oo, u) Writing: phone number   Theme for The Week:  Government & Election    Theme  Book  circle  bible time 9:00am Reading9:30 am  Writing/Independent  Activities  10:00am PlayBreak/ Lunch 10:25  SpecialsMath  11:30  Specials 12:00 Specials  Independent Activities  12:30-2:30  Monday  Read: Voting Fruit of the Spirit Joy  Count 1-40 U_E Words Cube, Cute, Mule, Duke, Luke, Flute , Tune, Tube , rude, dude, mute, brute Watch:  Long U Sound Video  Read The Sad Mule (learning dynamics)  Do Long…