Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Monthly Plan

Starting this month we are going to learn 2 verses a month.
*Bible Verses:
G verse- "Every Good Gift is from above." James 1:17
H verse- "Happy are the people whose God is the Lord."  Psalm 144:15
From Songs for Saplings 
We are making a little book for these verses and we sing them everyday during our "Bible study" time.
And while we learn our Bible verses for each letter of the alphabet we are also learning the sign language for that letter.

Bible verse activities and printables from Totally Tots

ALSO---We are reading a verse in the Bible every day this summer.  Come join our Summer Bible Reading Adventure and sign up HERE.

And this month we will start reading from a children's Bible that was given to us by grandma called The Bible Story Ten Volume Set by Arthur Maxwell.  I have read many Bibles and Bible story books to my kids, but I'm excited to start this longer series!  See my Summer Worship Series for ideas on what Bibles I have read to my kids.

*Brightly Beaming Resources:  We are finished using the Preparatory Curriculum for 2-4 year olds for Shrade. Yay! A celebration will be coming soon!

This month we are starting Preschool.  I know it is summer, but it will take me about 2 years to get through all my stuff I have planned before I start teaching Kindergarten, so here we go!   See my Preschool Plans. I've been busy working on a lapbook that I will use for each letter.  This month we will at least do letter A.  See my Pinterest board for letter A.

Letter A- lapbook with books, crafts and activities
blog post will be coming with all my lesson plans attached

*Brightly Beaming Toddler:   Jessna is now 13 months old and has moved to the next level in the Nursery Age lessons. I am going to be more diligent in teaching her this summer.  She is a sponge!

This curriculum includes 24 lesson plans.  There are 2 lessons for each month of your toddler's life from 13 months to 24 months of age.  You can spend approximately 2 weeks on each lesson plan with your toddler.  The lessons are geared to a toddler's development as he/she progresses through the second year of life.  Keep everything fun and only do activities when your toddler wants to.
Lesson suggestions fall under these subject areas:

Nursery Rhymes
Sign Language
Indoor Games
Outdoor Games
Classical Music
Musical Exploration
Children's Songs
Foreign Languages
Nature Study
Arts & Crafts
Art Appreciation

*Sensory Play:
-water play- loves this!

We will be using a lot of these activities when we learn the letters!

*Literature Connection
Right now we are reading alphabet, color and counting books from lists at the library.

*Fun With Colors
Every month this year I will pick a different color to focus on for one week.  For June I will do PURPLE since we didn't get to it in April or May!   I will be using ideas from  Totline 123 Colors : Color Day Activities for Young Children (1-2-3 Series: Ages 3-6) by Jean Warren.

*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. 

 -watercolor painting
-using paintbrush
-chalk drawing outside

*Field Trips:
MOPS Park Days
Library story time for Preschool
Mall playground
Nature Center
Exploring new parks with friends
Outdoor concerts

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

*Other Activities
Check out my Pinterst Boards for Preschool Ideas! 
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We are also working through a BIG Preschool Workbook for ages 3-5.

 What Shrade is working on: 3.5 years of age
-Responding with "yes, mama" without whining or crying-brushing teeth
-brush hair
-playing gently with sister
-setting the table
-wipe up spills
-sort laundry

-letter sounds

Jessna is working on:
*first moments of discipline- what to touch, what not to touch
*learning how to sign "more"
*learning to sign "all done"
*playing in play pen for 10-15 min independently

I get a lot of these skills/chores from What Every Child Should Know Along the Way (Teaching practical life skills in every stage of life.) by Gail Martin.  I HIGHLY recommend this book that has so many practical ways to teacher your child along with many Bible verses.  I will be sharing more about this book this summer.

1 comment:

Katrina, Sunday School Blogger said...

Thank you so much for sharing your plans for June. I've been having a hard time planning out this and next month's lessons, and you've given me some great ideas to fill in those open spaces I had on my calendar. I also have to check out Arthur Maxwell's "The Bible Story Ten Volume Set"—it sounds like it's a great resource to use!