After wandering the vendor halls for hours, sitting in on a session by Jessie Wise, and then thumbing through the book repeatedly I took the plunge and bought First Language Lessons Level 1 and First Language Lessons Level 2 to use during the upcoming school year with our girls.
The verdict after over half of the school year? We are loving it! These books have found a permanent spot on our shelves and will definitely be used with our boys in the years to come.
First Language Lessons Level 1 and First Language Lessons Level 2 each have 100 lessons per year that are simple and completed orally with your child. Each lesson takes between 5 to 15 minutes, so there were days when we completed more than one lesson.
First Language Lesson Poem Printables
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Throughout both of the first two levels there are poems for children to memorize. To make it a little more fun, I made some poem printables to go along with our lessons.
When we’re finished learning a poem, the girls put a copy of them into a folder to refer back to later. They have also been helpful to use for copywork exercises. Each one is 8 1/2” x 11”. Here’s a list of the poems included in the printables:
- “The Caterpillar” by Christina G. Rossetti
- “Work” by Anonymous
- “Hearts Are Like Doors” by Anonymous
- “Days of the Week” ~ Mother Goose rhyme
- “The Months” a Mother Goose rhyme
- “Mr. Nobody” by Anonymous
- “The Goops” by Gelett Burgess
- “The Year” by Sara Coleridge, adapted by
- “The Little Bird” a Mother Goose rhyme
- “All Things Beautiful” by Cecil Alexander
Hope these help you out with your language studies!
In case you are working on First Language Lessons 3 or First Language Lessons 4, you can also find poem printables for both of those levels as well!