We have been asked many times to write up our "lesson plans" so others could use them. Honestly, we just spend a little time thinking about how we want the "school year" to look and go from there. We wing-it a lot, doing impromptu things that add to our plans. I am always amazed that anyone would think what we do is worthy of writing down for others to read, but here it goes!
This year, we are doing "Childhood Classics"--reading great children's books--you know, the kind every child should get to know, and then doing little activities to go with it.
This week, I wanted to teach the children about the four seasons. I chose the set of books: The Four Seasons by Maria Rius: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Each book has awesome illustrations and simple text about everyday living within the particular season. We also read My First Flip Flap Book of Seasons. The children really liked it because it had several flaps to open.
Monday-- We read My First Flip Flap Book of Seasons. We sang our "seasons" song : "Winter, spring, summer, fall. Thank you God for making them all." We talked about what outside activites we can do in each season. We acted out various seasonal activities... swimming in the summer, shivering and throwing snowballs for the winter....
Tuesday-- We sang our "seasons' song and re read My First Flip Flap Book of Seasons. We then read Winter. For CreativeTime, we decorated Ws by coloring them various shades of cool blue and adding winter stickers and cotton "snowballs".
Wednesday-- We again sang our seasons song and reviewed the four seasons. We read Spring. We then water-color painted a print out of birds in a nest.