May Family Goal, Book and Songs

This month’s lineup is going to look fairly similar to the last. April got away from me. I didn’t spend as much time at home as I anticipated and had things planned we didn’t get to. We did however travel to see family. A funeral in Oklahoma, a wedding in Utah, and three National Parks in South Dakota make a busy ten days. However, I wouldn’t trade the time I got to be with extended family as well as with my little family doing things a little out of the norm. It just means I have to be FLEXIBLE. (not my strongest quality at all times, but it’s what mom life is all about; going with the flow)

This brings me to our family goal this month, Respect, from last month is definitely a work in progress, but there is always time. This month we have decided to work on, GOING WITH THE FLOW!

This will be fun! I think that this goal can be challenging, but not impossible to see growth, plus the attribute is so important, especially in a growing family. Honestly, I might categorize it as ‘most important.’ I will let you know how this one pans out.

Family Goal and Songs

Goal: Going With The Flow

-being non-particular
-accepting other’s shortcomings, as well as your own
-understanding that plans change

Book Club Book: Rainbow Fish

yes again.. my kids know this book by heart by now, but I have a fun project to do that I didn’t want to skip.

Songs:

Keep the Commandments

By: Barbara A. McConochie
This is our religious song this month. I am excited to discuss what a commandment is. My kids are fairly unaware of these and introducing new concepts is always fun.

Keep the commandments,
Keep the commandments,
In this there is safety,
In this there is peace.
He will send blessings,
He will send blessings,
Words of a prophet:
Keep the commandments.
In this there is safety and peace.

There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed a Fly

by Rose Boone. Yes I know we did this one, but once again I didn’t get the chance to do all my planned activities. Bare with me.

I know an old lady
She swallowed a fly
But I don’t know why
She swallow the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady
Who swallow a spider
It wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
She swallowed a spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady
Who swallowed a bird
Isn’t that absurd
To swallow a bird?
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
She swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed a fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know and old lady
Who swallowed a cat
Just imagine that
She swallowed a cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die!

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog
Ooh, what a hog
She swallowed the dog
She swallowed the dog
To catch the the cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
And she swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady
Who swallowed a goat
She just opened her throat
And swallowed a goat
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
And she swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die

I know an old lady
Who swallowed a cow
I don’t know how
She swallowed a cow
She swallowed the cow
To catch the goat
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird
And she swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wiggled and jiggled
And tickled inside her
And she swallowed the spider
To catch the fly
But I don’t know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she’ll die.

In the Leafy Treetops

I sing this one spring after spring! I cannot get enough of it! Click this link for the free manipulative visuals. This song paired with visual is a winner for all kids.

In the leafy treetops the birds sing “good morning”
They’re first to see the sun
They must tell everyone
In the leafy treetops the birds sing “good morning”

In my pretty garden, the flowers are nodding.
“How do you do?” they say
“How do you do today?”
In my pretty garden, the flowers are nodding.


Happy May! Follow along on my Instagram to see how our month progresses.

 

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