December XXIVth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Whenever my late mother, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. sat down with us kids to watch the Original or Classic "Star Trek (TM)", she was always struck by the performance & planning smarts of then Lt. Commander (later Commander, Captain, & Ambassador in subsequent film & tv appearances) Chief Science & Ist Officer Mr. Spock, as played by the late & great Leonard Nimoy. She would call Mr. Nimoy's performance of the character: "Classic Spock!" So this is why I borrow ma's reference for the title of her blogs this week as I fully agree. Spock liked to plan & be logical & as a result, it seems logical does it not that Ma would plan out lessons IV her students in Grade II at Afton Elementary School. An Editor's Note: We of course write this entry in Vulcan green blood script colour.
Wednesday, December 16th, 1970:
Printing: "s", "S", "t", "T" & then placing these letters into words & sentences for the students to sound out.
Phonics: Silent reading & then out loud reading practice of what the students just read. Story: "Has The Milk Come?" Then worksheets on the story & ability to practice drawing pictures about the story for visual learning.
Spelling & Arithmetic Combined: tab 53, 54, & checking it over. Learning not just how to use words & numbers in equations, but how to pronounce them.
Story: Students tell stories of visits to family farms & what they have learned.
*Gym: Covering gym class for teacher with heart issues who is in hospital.
Music: Practicing carols for Christmas that students will learn to sing round family fireplaces & talking about Hannukah, the holiday of the people of the fine Jewish tradition.
Entertainment: Practicing Christmas carols & singing a few words in Yiddish to let children enjoy learning another language.
Great Job Ma & Very Logical For Teaching Tolerance As Mr. Nimoy Was Of The Jewish Faith,
Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."