Thursday, November 1, 2012

Monthly Plan- November 2012

Teaching Preschool has been rather tough according to my ideal.  I am going to take a break from the regular plan and focus on some seasonal activities!

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*Bible Verses: We use verses from Songs for Saplings. I love that all the verses are songs. It makes it so easy to remember.

-M verse- "A Merry heart does good like a medicine."   Proverbs 17:22
-Thanksgiving verse- "Be thankful to him and bless his name, for the Lord is good." Psalm 100:4

Bible verse activities and printables from Totally Tots

Story time: This month we will be V. Gilbert Beers "The Preschooler's Bible" and follow up with some Sunday School Crafts from Pocketful of Posies.  **Be looking for a review/giveaway on my blog soon!**

Last month we started  our Fall Bible Reading Adventure reading 1 John and will continue to the end of November. Come join!!

*Milk N' Honey Preschool:
We have started Preschool.  See my Preschool Plans.
So far we have done A, B, C and D.  See my lessons and blog posts below.

This month we are going to do seasonal activities:
*Make a Thanksgiving Turkey where we will write what we are thankful for on turkey feathers for the month.
*Thanksgiving Preschool Pack
*Autumn/Fall Activities and Crafts (see my Fall Pinterest board)

Preschool Lessons (finished):

All About Reading

This month we started using real curriculum from All About Learning Press- All About Reading Pre-1 Level for pre-readers.  I made a recent post about the material which I just reviewed.

I like using this because I don't have to plan anything and the activities are intentional, fun and full of great learning!  Thumbs up for All about Learning!
Be sure to pick up your FREE activity book from All About Learning.

*Brightly Beaming Toddler:   Jessna is now 18 months old.  She joins us for morning circle time, but I haven't really had much of a chance to work with her.  It's hard to juggle two VERY active kids.

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.

*Sensory Play:
-water play

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

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

 -watercolor painting
-using paintbrush

*Field Trips:
Library story time for Preschool
Mall playground
Nature Center
Play to Learn- free community program

Pretend Play:
Use ideas from here:

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

I also ordered a The Everything Preschool Kit from Time for Tots on Etsy to give us some fun for the afternoon.
Everything Preschool Kit

 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 and put laundry away
-making bed-NEW
-empty dishwasher-NEW
-helping mom cook in the kitchen
-cleaning up room in 15 min-NEW

Shrade will be 4 this month on November 27!!

-letter sounds
-tracing first name
We will also do some name activities.

Jessna is working on:
*first moments of discipline- what to touch, what not to touch
*learning how to sign "more"-done
*learning to sign "all done"-done
*learning to sign "please"-done
*playing in play pen for 10-15 min independently
*coming when called
*learning how to go down the stairs-done
*drinking from a cup-NEW
*putting toys away-NEW
*taking off clothes and putting in the laundry basket-NEW

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 this book in the fall during my Thursday parenting series. (Oops, I have not got around to doing this, so I will be postponing this series to sometime in 2013.)

ONE last thing...get ready for December early with Truth in the Tinsel (only $7.99).  But you can get 20% off with coupon code: MILKNHONEY.

AND you may also purchase these cute Printable Ornaments that you can use with the book!! If you don't have time to put together all the supplies for crafts these are a great alternative. 

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