Good Hours

I had for my winter evening walk—
No one at all with whom to talk,
But I had the cottages in a row
Up to their shining eyes in snow.

And I thought I had the folk within:
I had the sound of a violin;
I had a glimpse through curtain laces
Of youthful forms and youthful faces.

I had such company outward bound.
I went till there were no cottages found.
I turned and repented, but coming back
I saw no window but that was black.

Over the snow my creaking feet
Disturbed the slumbering village street
Like profanation, by your leave,
At ten o’clock of a winter eve.

~~ Robert Frost

Robert Frost – Winter Poems

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #7

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table, or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Reading: Gary Schmidt, Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost. Poems of Winter. Page 35.
    • Dictation: Robert Frost, Good Hours. Discussion, illustration.
    • Writing (T + L): Letters. Handwriting Without Tears. Review.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 45, 46, 47, 48: Ending Blends. Page 98-103.
    • Grammar: First Language Lessons Level 3, Lesson 45, 47. Diagramming commands. Helping, being, and linking verbs.
  • 12:00
    • Quiet reading.
    • Read and Repeat (T + L): Phil Roxbee Cox, Ted in a Red Bed.
    • Read Aloud (T + L): Gloria Whelan, Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nellie.
  • 12:20
    • Second Class: Mathematics.
    • Workbook: Jump Math 4.2. Decimals and Fractions. Page 273, 274.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Third Class: Visual Art.
    • Watercolor Painting.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Storm Fear

When the wind works against us in the dark,
And pelts with snow
The lowest chamber window on the east,
And whispers with a sort of stifled bark,
The beast,
‘Come out! Come out!’-
It costs no inward struggle not to go,
Ah, no!
I count our strength,
Two and a child,
Those of us not asleep subdued to mark
How the cold creeps as the fire dies at length,-
How drifts are piled,
Dooryard and road ungraded,
Till even the comforting barn grows far away
And my heart owns a doubt
Whether ’tis in us to arise with day
And save ourselves unaided.

~~ Robert Frost

Robert Frost – Winter Poems

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #6

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table, or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Reading: Gary Schmidt, Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost. Poems of Winter. Page 37.
    • Dictation: Robert Frost, Storm Fear. Discussion, vocabulary, summary, illustration.
    • Writing (T + L): Letters. Handwriting Without Tears: Review. New letters: Y, Z, C, O, Q.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 44: Ending Blends: ST, NT. Page 97. The ABC’s and All Their Tricks, Page 168, 226, 229, 244.
    • Grammar: First Language Lessons, Level 3. Lesson 44. Diagramming questions. Page 192, 193, 194.
  • 12:00
    • Quiet reading.
    • Read and Repeat (T + L): Phil Roxbee Cox, Fat Cat on a Mat. Phil Roxbee Cox, Goose on the Loose.
  • 12:20
    • Second Class: Mathematics.
    • Workbook: Jump Math 4.2. Decimals and Fractions. Page 271, 272.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Third Class: Visual Art.
    • Watercolor painting.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

~~ Robert Frost

Robert Frost – Winter Poems

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #5

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Reading: Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
    • Dictation: Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Discussion, summary, illustration.
    • Writing (T + L): Letters. Handwriting Without Tears. Review.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 43: Ending Blends: LK, LB, LP. Page 96. The ABC’s and All Their Tricks. Page 168, 173, 210.
    • Grammar: First Language Lessons, Level 3. Lesson 40, 41, 42. Diagramming sentence types. Page 177-190.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Quote of the Day – 5

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

~~ Philippians 4:4-9, New Living Translation

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