How was your homeschooling week? Ours was a bit hectic, as we have been doing so many holiday activities. I know some homeschoolers take off December for this very reason and then do more schooling during the summer. I am beginning to think that I should do that with Sola. My older kids all wanted to have summer breaks off like the public school kids did, so we just stuck to the public school schedule, but homeschooling Sola is so different from how it was with them. Do you take off for December?
Here is our seasonally inspired homeschooling first grade lesson plan for week 14. Please refer to week 1’s post for a list of all the books that we are using this year.
- Review calendar and days’ schedule (continue to incorporate rhythm in to your homeschool)
- Song – Music Through the Grades: Music Through the Grades: Swinging Bells (page 18)
- Nature Stories – Clara Dillingham Piersen’s Complete Among the People Series
- The Lonely Little Pig
- The Kitten Who Lost Herself
- Nature walk, journaling, and collecting (we found this old truck in the middle of the forest on one of our recent nature walks!)
- Form Drawing Workbook – Page 47
- Recorder – Waldorf Teachers’ Companion to the Pentatonic Flute, page 22
- Main lesson –
- Day 1 – Read The Seven Year Old Wonder Book (pages 93 – 101)
- Day 2 – draw picture from story and write title in main lesson book
- Day 3 – make modeling wax scene that is inspired by the story
- Spanish – Duck Duck Moose Presents Jose-Luis Orozco: El Chocolate (Spanish and English lyrics)
- Skip counting practice – Practice 4’s (note song below)
- Handwork – Start working on spool knitting (also called a knitting tower, knitting nancy, knitting doll, French Knitting, etc.) project (week 2 out of 3)
- Watercolor lesson – Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools – page 117 (assignment #2)
- Seasonal baking or craft – Decorate gingerbread house
Please, feel free to join us in this wonderful year of seasonally inspired first grade year of homeschooling. If you use any of our lesson plans or ideas, we’d love to hear from you!