Friday, June 30, 2017

A Piece Of Birthday Cake Today For Mom!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8


Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I tell you, I may seem a tad biased, but these are always my favourite posts! It seems that my dear mother Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed., superb teacher to Grade II kids at Afton Elementary School & Classics Illustrated Comics Collector Supreme with her dad Archie has decided to hand down a lesson plan. Well break out the tea & scones & birthday cake to the greatest teacher of all time on what would have been her LXXIVth (74th) Birthday!


Wednesday, June 7th, 1972:

Gym Reading With Grade 5 Students: Both silent & out loud reading to give students confidence! "Little Motion Dances" worksheets & "Birthday Present" worksheets to plan birthday gifts for students sick in hospital or at home.
Arithmetic:  text: P. 202.
Spelling: #35C   ; clean desks from art crafts for spelling test.
Story: thank you letters to Pop Shoppe for giving free pop & cake for hospital party for sick kids & balloons & Mrs. Rust for helping supervise the party.
          10am-1pm staff meeting & Mrs. Rust to substitute for me during the meeting.

- Joe & Richard for filming and taping of their reading and writing ability, so they can observe themselves and make improvements.
Writing: Both of written words & numbers to give kids confidence in reading and basic arithmetic.
Language Arts: Singing and making up of songs with words and numbers learned today to teach students creativity.
Enterprise: - spelling bee of sung & written enterprise words so students learn different formats and styles of word usage.
                   - grade AM's reading and spelling tests while students continue the bee.
                   - outdoor nature walk by the school as today's phys. ed. 


Plan-o-rama Hey Ma?!,


Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."


  1. I've read Two Years Before The Mast, but I think not the comic. Classics Illustrated are the best!