Lesson Plan, fifth week

Here is my plan for our fifth week of school.  If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  To make the best of these, you should read the story first, then look over all of the links.  You will not need to show all of them to your kids.  Some have quite a bit of reading that you could boil down into a brief summary if your kids are asking too many questions, as mine often do.  If you are doing narrations with your children, ask for the narration before sharing anything else, otherwise the new information seeps into the narration of the reading and becomes confusing.

For Everyone:


  • Fifty Famous Stories Retold:  “The Story of Regulus”
    • More history surrounding this story and an approximate date if you are doing BOC.  Probably not good info for kids.
    • Regulus Returning to Carthage is a beautiful painting that could allow for some interesting observations.  After hearing your kids’ narrations, show them the picture.  Ask them to find Regulus, his wife, and his sons.  Look at the crowd, are they happy, angry, relieved, rejoicing?  How does Regulus look?  Does he look happy to be home?
  • An Island Story:  “The Romans Come Again”
    • Picture of Cassivellaunus and a good example of what the Britons may have looked like.
    • A diagram of a Roman soldier and a lesson on Eph 6:10-19 as a bonus!  Note:  the actual lessons are in later blog posts, here, here, here, here and here
  • Parables from Nature: “Law of Authority and Obedience
    • This story is reeealy long.  I suggest plan to break it up as you schedule.
    • I would read this as the parent before reading the parable as a way of brushing up on what you already know so that if any questions come from the floor you will be equipped to answer them.
    • A great big bunch of bees, their honey, and some honeycomb.  You could get lost in all the youtube videos on bees.  I won’t post anymore here, but if you find a good one leave the link in the comments.
    • And just for fun, Honey Bee
  • Paddle to the Sea: chapter 4
  • Burgess’s Bird Book
    • no reading this week but we are going to work on our coloring of Jenny Wren
Copy Work
  • Aesop’s morals

SWR (each of my kids are on a different list, but the same work is done)

  • Spelling words introduced
  • Spelling enrichments (one or two every day)
  • Phonograms reviewed
  • Spelling list quizzed and hopefully mastered


  • Four lessons every week
  • Quiz math facts
  • Hands on math (we do this with cooking, sewing, crafting, etc.)
For the Little Ones
Reading and Listening
  • Beatrix Potter collection
  • Favorite book of their choice
  • Favorite Stories from Storynory
Busy Hands
(I like to have several things on hand to give myself the upper hand)
  • Stickers and Shapes
  • Making towers
  • Cloth Pull
  • Obstacle course

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