December XXIIIrd, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
When all else fails, you need to rely on those whom you know can plan & think. So we need to during this holiday season need to bring out the Master Strategist, my mother, the late Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. to plan IV us. Ma taught at rural schools in Clandonald & McLaughlin, as well as at Rio Terrace & Afton Elementary Schools here in Edmonton. A proud University Of Alberta Faculty of Education graduate, here she sets up a lesson plan for her Grade II students during the month of December as they get ready for the holidays. So its full charge ahead hey mom?!
Tuesday, December 15th, 1970
Printing: "Q", "R."
Phonics: - check arithmetic Pages 49 & 50.
Language Arts: - do & check tabs & lessons for Pages 51 & 52._____
Reading: - workbook P. 63, 64, & 65: & check with a comprehension test on Pages 66 & 67.
Spelling: - test review Pages 66 & 67. Show students how to make up practice tests at home so they can gain better ability to read everyday items such as newspapers & magazines in their family setting.
Story: - "The Red Badge Of Courage." This comic book version of the novel will encourage students not to give up when under pressure & to try & do their best.
Music: - decorate lanterns & listen to audiotape of "Handel's Messiah."
Arithmetic: - Why Do Bells for Christmas Ring? What makes the sounds & the different pitches? All great math questions!
Entertainment: - "Crickett's Christmas Carol" as presented by students who get to act together with their parents &/or guardians. Thus providing a positive family atmosphere in a class setting.
-trees for chorus.
- rehearsal for performing it at nearby seniors lodge to raise money for poor senior citizens.
A Christmas Artisan,
Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."