Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Monthly Plan

*Bible Verse:  Thanksgiving Verse  "Be thankful to Him and bless His name.  For the Lord is good."  Psalm 100:4b    Songs for Saplings 

Bible verse activities from Totally Tots

*Brightly Beaming Resources:  We are using the Preparatory Curriculum for 2-4 year olds for Shrade.
I try to blog about what we do for each "weekly" activity.  It takes us about 2 weeks for each theme.  We will be done with the Prep Curric when we reach 26 lessons!  Not many more left.  :)  Then we will start The Letter of the Week Curriculum for preschool age.

*Brightly Beaming Baby:  Nursery Age starting at 3 months for Jessna (lessons are for up to 1 year).  She is now 6 months old.  Each lesson is 2 weeks long and includes literature, poems, nursery rhymes, Bible, speech & vocab, classical music, lullaby, foreign language (I'm going to do some Spanish and sign language), baby game, exercise and baby massage.  I love these lessons because they give me a focus on what I can do to entertain my baby!  It's fun and she loves it.

*Sensory Play: (really need to work on this)
-water play
-dig in dirt
-nature sensory bin

*Literature Connection:
 Thanksgiving Tot Pack and ideas from Our Little Monkey blog

*Daily Music time: Songs from Music Notes and CD's we get at the library

*Pre-Math Activities
 I'll be using this book Totline 123 Math: Pre-Math Activities for Working With Young Children (1-2-3 Series, Math: Ages 3-6) by Jean Warren.  I'll try to blog about some of the activities that we do.

You can also see in our "weekly" lessons that we do a letter of the week from No Time for Flashcards.  Right now we are doing the capital letters.
-water painting

*Field Trips:
Zoo- free day
Nature Center
Mall playground
Play to Learn
Library Storytime

Pretend Play:
-building a fort
-dress up with scarves and hats

-When asking a question to mommy and daddy, begin with "May I please...?"
-wash hands- was doing well, now starting to play  :(
-taking off clothes and put in laundry basket- doing well
-putting clothes on-just started this
-drinking from cup- doing well!
-clean up toys- say "yes, mama" when asked without whining or crying- still working on this
-throw away garbage/recycling
-clean up messes on the floor 
-put dishes in the sink
-help put dishes away from the dishwasher
-put clothes in the washer
-Help mama with the baby!
-Cooking with mama
-spelling his name- he can do it!!
-starting potty training (sitting on toilet- he can do #1!!)
-brushing teeth (we've been working on this for awhile)

Shrade can spell his name!


Amanda said...

Yay for spelling his name! I picked a way too long name for Jonathan... ;)

It sounds like you have a great month of activities planned! Do you have other moms that you can get together with and do activities with?

Shonda said...

I sometimes get together with other moms, but because I do things on a whim at times, it's just easier to go places by myself and sometimes I meet moms there! I want to do a co-op preschool, but don't know if that will happen. I have SO much I need to do.