September XIth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Just as The United States Republic & The Dominion Of Canada launched the "war on terror" exactly XIV (14) years ago with the horrible IX/XI (9/11) attacks, its time for me to launch a ground war in this school board byelection race for Ward G. For that, I can only think of doing one thing & that is to be accept help from a "stringer" who was an expert at planning for her Grade I & II classes at Rio Terrace & Afton Elementary Schools, as well as in McLaughlin & in Clandonald where she taught in rural schools. So we bring in my late mother, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. to give readers of this blog & Ward G residents a lesson plan. After all, in any war or campaign, its always necessary to "plan ahead" your attacks with stratagem. So campaigning from above, we have mom planning a lesson for her Grade II Afton class. She's going to war not just for me, but for her fine pupils at the time as well.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 1971
Printing: "M", "m", "N", "n" & saying Happy Birthday to Paul with cards as he as sick in home with pneumonia. Getting classmates to cheer him up will make him feel much better!
Reading: "S" words, short story reading: "The Happy Monkey" to help students sound out words & sentences they have just learned. Building on those exercises & then letting kids write up quizzes for one another on story to help memory cognition.
Arithmetic: Pages 5 & 38. Page 3 & 9 of handout sheets.
Spelling: #3C & #4D & #4H spelling exercises.
Story: "Take Wing." I will read the story & let the students read in turn portions already read by me aloud so that they feel they are contributing to the reading by making the story come alive.
Music: "3 White Gulls", with recorders, harmonicas & assistance from students in other grades who want to get in a little extra choir practice.
Language Arts: Learning "he is" as opposed to "he's", "she is" & "she's", "cannot" & "can't", "will not" or "won't."
Gymnasium: Outdoor nature hike as there are many birds around the school and a visit with older mentoring students from nearby Jasper Place High School who will join us on this walk.
Thanks IV The Endorsement Mama,
Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed." & Www.GeneralPattonMuseum.Com