Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Lesson Plans

Well, another month has come and gone
and we have been busy learning and playing and growing
and changing.Spring is here and we are filled with plans and
dreams and schemes for making the most of it.
Here is some of what we'll be doing this month:
This week is the Library's Book Sale, we will look
to see if any of our "must haves" are up for sale.
Starting more seeds.
Preparing the Garden.
Preparing the community garden plot as well.
Picking up more sand for the sandbox.
Cleaning the out door furniture and toys.
Cleaning all the windows so we can see
the sun when it returns.;-)
Cleaning all the bird feeders and the birdbaths.
Building a bean tee-pee.
Purchasing a milkweed plant for P's butterfly garden.
Building or buying a worm box.
Spring cleaning.

April is Math Education Month, National Garden Month,
Keep America Beautiful Month and so much more!

Tuesday April 1,2008 Week of the Young Child
April Fools Day
Tuesday is usually when we have our homeschool group play date.

Wednesday April 2, 2008
National PB& J Day!
We will have some fun with this I am sure.
Hans Christian Anderson's B-Day
We will have a b-day tea.
International Children Book Day

Thursday April 3, 2008
National Chocolate Mousse Day
and National Find a Rainbow Day
Desert for breakfast anyone?
We will learn a bit about what makes a rainbow
and see if we can find or make one.

Friday April 4, 2008
Read a Road Map Day and
Gold was discovered in the Yukon
on this date in 1896
Library Book Day

Saturday April 5, 2008
Booker T Washington's B-Day
Easter Island Discovered 1722

Sunday April 6, 2008 National Library Week
National Caramel Popcorn Day
North Pole Discovered
National Hoagie Day
Zimmerli Museum Free Day.

Monday April 7, 2008
World Health Day
Sweet Potato Day

Tuesday April 8, 2008
International Bird Day
and National Empanada Day
We'll be doing some fun bird activities
and some cooking!
Homeschool Group Play Date

Wednesday April 9, 2008
1st Public Library Opened

Thursday April 10, 2008
Golfer's Day and
Safety Pin was patented.

Friday April 11, 2008
National Cheese Fondue Day
Mmmm cheese?
Crafts, cooking..

Saturday April 12, 2008
National Licorice Day
Anniversary of the 1st Space Shuttle Launch.
(Columbia 1981)

Sunday April 13, 2008 Science and Technology Week
Thomas Jefferson B-day 1743
Peach Cobbler Day
Scrabble Day
Sounds like a perfect b-day tea day!

Monday April 14, 2008
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
Ritchie Blackmore's B-day

Tuesday April 15, 2008
Tax Day
Leonardo Da Vinci's Birthday
1st McDonalds opened in 1955
My Birthday
Homeschool Group Play Date

Wednesday April 16, 2008
National Eggs Benedict Day
Wilbur Wright Birthday

Thursday April 17, 2008
National Cheeseball Day

Friday April 18, 2008
International Juggler's Day
Look Alike Day
Animal Cracker Day
Paul Revere Day

Saturday April 19, 2008
Garlic Day
Revolutionary War began 1775

Sunday April 20, 2008
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
We'll have to make one..it's Farmer Dad's Favorite.
Make a Quilt Day!
Turn off TV Week Begins!

Monday April 21, 2008
Kindergarten Day
Railroad 1st crossed the Mississippi River

Tuesday April 22, 2008
Earth Day!
National Jelly Bean Day
My Father's B-Day

Wednesday April 23, 2008
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
Picnic Day
William Shakespeare Birthday 1564

Thursday April 24, 2008
Pigs in a Blanket Day
Plumber's Day
National Puppetry Day

Friday April 25, 2008
National Zucchini Bread Day
Arbor Day
Hubble Telescope sent into orbit

Saturday April 26, 2008
National Pretzel Day
Hug an Australian Day

Sunday April 27, 2008

Monday April 28, 2008
Take your daughter/son to work day.
Blueberry Pie Day
Santa Fe Trail Day

Tuesday April 29, 2008
National Shrimp Scampi Day
Zipper Invented
Homeschool Group Play Date

Wednesday April 30, 2008
1st Modern Submarine Built
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
Mr Potato Head Day.

We will use the books in the side bar as well as many others to learn a little bit
more than we did before.I'm sensing a "food theme" working here...I must
have been hungry when making my list up.;-)
Games and crafts will continue to play a huge roll in how we learn here in our
Garden State Homeschool.
We hope to be outside more and get back to our daily yoga routine.
I will make my best effort to keep any of you who are interested up to date
with what we are doing and how we are doing it.Please feel free to e-mail
with questions or suggestions for links and study materials, or just to chat.
I still have craft bags and school bags to make up so I had better get going.
I hope you will all join us for another month of fun and learning.


Stephanie said...

Thanks for such a detailed post. I'm going to have to take advantage of some of those days, they sound like fun!

Mrs. Darling said...

Such an ambitious month. It looks like fun though. I cant believe its April already!

Heather said...

Fun ideas. Going to have to use some of them. Mainly all of the food ones. HEHEHEHE

reprehriestless warillever said...

Sounds like some fun in the works for April!

We have decided to get more "serious" about the schoolwork in our house, so I'll be referring back to this post for some inspiration.

Patience said...

You always have such great plans, and I love your seasonal homeschooling style!

Wendy said...

How fun! I just finished weeding the orchard and the shrubbery (Monty Python, anyone?). I love the smell of the ground in the spring!

Anonymous said...

You guys have been up to such fun and great things! We must get together again soon! E asks me all the time about P and when can we do LSC again? ;>)

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all for visiting and commenting.
Mrs D- LOL- Let me stress here, these are plans..we may or may not do things for each day.We are much more "child led" around here, and although I have things ready to go,I will not "force" any of this, if P's not interested..we move on.
It's kindergarten after all. ;-)

Wendy- An orchard? I'm green- with envy!!

Angela- We'd love to see you and your guys too!!

Cher Mere said...

Oooh - fun days ahead. I like the Cheese Fondue Day. :) I am also going to check out your gardening blog. I need some help.

Mariposa said...

So many neat ideas. We are also considering a worm thing, but from a kit. We looked into doing it from scratch and it looks like it something we have to do inside the house here. Ami read this book last night: "And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?" by Jean Fritz and Longfellows's poem.

We have this picture book "Thomas Jeffereson" by James Cross Giblin.

Cool list.

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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