Monday, September 5, 2011

Our plan for Day 1 of Grade 1 (and kindy for Button)

No horrid Blackberry photos today.  Just text.  And lots of it!

Day Plan
Week 1
Mama time:
            I place myself steadfastly into existence
            With certainty I tread the path of life
            Love I nurse in the core of my being
            Hope I lay into all my doing
            Confidence I impress into my thinking ~Steiner
Wash face, get dressed, put on Apron

Boys wake up verse
            The light opens up
            And I walk in
            The day invites me to begin.
            I ask the day “How shall I start?”
            It says, “With a wish upon your heart.”


Breakfast: (ideas: eggs, cheese, fruit, yogurt, granola)
Clean Up Verse:
            I meet my work with strong limbs
            Open hands and warm heart

            From my little home I go
            To share love with all I know
Visit front trees, notice shapes, visit garden, weed, harvest as necessary, check hillside vines. Gather stones for Spiral Garden. Bring a stump for center. Engage the senses.

Autumn Song:
            Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow x2
            Do you or I or anyone know how
            Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow

Autumn Song:
            Blow wind blow,
            And go mill go
            That the miller may grind his corn,
            Then the baker will take it 
            And into bread bake it
            And bring us a loaf in the morn.

Squirrel Poem (do movements):
            Whisky, frisky hoppity hop,
            Up he goes to the tree top!
            Whirly, twirly round and round,
            Down he scampers to the ground.
            Furly curly what a tail!
            Tall as a feather, broad as a sail!
            Where is his supper? In the shell.
            Snappity crackity, out it fell!
Prepare to go in verse:
            Birds in the air
            Stones on the land.
            Fishes in the water
            I’m in Earth’s hand.

Heading back inside verse:
            To my house, I find my way
            And with my blessed Angel stay.

Begin morning verse:
            Good morning dear Earth,
            Good morning dear Sun,
            Good morning dear trees,
            And flowers everyone.
            Good morning dear Beasts,
            And the birds in the Trees,
            Good morning to You.
            And good morning to Me.

Mulberry bush Circle song:

Clapping song:
            Clap your hands so quickly
As quickly as can be,
            Clap your hands so quickly
            And clap your hands like me

            Wave your hands so slowly
            As slowly as can be
            Wave your hands so slowly
            And wave your hands like me

            Snap your fingers quickly
            Quickly as can be
            Snap your fingers quickly
            And snap them just like me

            Roll your hands so slowly
            As slowly as can be
            Roll your hands so slowly
            And fold your arms like me.

Bean Bag game (give everyone a bean bag)
            Rainbow verse (tossing back and forth in rainbow arch, CURVE line form)):
            Red and orange and yellow and green
            The rainbow’s 7 colors have a bright shining sheen
            Light blue, indigo, violet all told
            At the end of rainbow is a pot of gold.

Circle Stomp:
            Brave and True will I be
            Each good deed sets me free
            Each kind word makes me strong
            I will fight for right, I will conquer wrong.

Standing Still verse:
            Golden in the garden
            Golden in the glen
            Golden, golden, golden,
            September’s here again.

Autumn Song:
            Yellow the bracken, Golden the leaves             
            Rosy the apples, Crimson the sheaves
            Mist on the hillside, clouds gray and white
            Autumn Good Morning, Summer Good Night.
Closing Verse:
            May I enter this day with clear thoughts
            Kind words,
            Open heart,
            And gentle hands.

Welcome the children each by name with a handshake and hug.

Discuss forms we saw outside, draw straight & curvy lines in the air, on eachother. Hop in a straight line, walk a curved line, tell a story of the 3 Scalene Brothers who guarded their garden against a predator. Make all lines different sizes form a triangle when the brothers all join hands around the garden and stand strong.

Invite Button to make snack from what has been prepared for him while #1 & I continue to work with straight and curved lines

SNACK TIME: (Button rings bell) cheese, crackers, fruit, juicy tea,

            There was an old lady tossed up in a blanket seventeen times,
            As high as the moon,
            And where she was going no mortal could tell
            But under her arm she carried a broom
            “Old lady, old lady, old lady,” says I
“Wither, ah wither, ah wither so high?”
            “To sweep the cobwebs from the moon,
            But I’ll be with you by and by”


Lesson A: Flute (feather, lit candle, wrapped flute)

Tell Pear tree story (by Marsha Johnson found in her e-book, buy it HERE)

Imagine gentleness,  light winds, breezes on Carl’s head, a baby lamb laying in the grass. Practice a tiny wind blow with mouth.

One at a time call each child up to blow at the candle to merely make it dance. Give a feather to take back to his seat.

Sing Thumbkin:
            Where is Thumbkin?
            Long Man?


Warm with breath blow open end, finger holes.

Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum Is What We Play With Just Our Thumb (from David Darcy's book buy it HERE)                 

(D note is with thumb hole covered)

Clean flutes with a drop of oil in the mouth piece
Cleaning Rod in, spin, and out.
Reverently put flutes away.


Clean up

Story time with Handwork Lesson: Wandering Henry

Closing verse:
            Warm our hearts, Oh Sun, and give
            Light that we may daily live.
            Growing as we ought to be
            True and good and strong and free.



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