Covenant Christian School Delightful Hour

Form III – (Third and Fourth Grade)

Form IV – (Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade)

Form V – (Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade)

Form VI – (Ninth Grade through Eleventh Grade)

Form VII – (Twelfth Grade)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Form IV

Form V

BUILDING

Garden Day

All Forms

Planning Day for Delightful Hour Teachers Form VI

Form VII

BUILDING

Composer Study
Poetry Tea
Form VI

Form VII

Sewing  ½ time

Picture Study extension ½ time

Garden Craft

Table

Picture Study Form IV

Form V

Sewing  ½ time

Picture Study extension ½ time

*each form memorizes a poem

*entire school memorizes a Psalm
END OF YEAR PRESENTATION

Form III

Sewing ½ time

Living Book Read Aloud ½ time

Nature Journaling Copywork/ Lettering Form III

Sewing ½ time

Living Book Read Aloud ½ time

Spontaneous poetry reading/speech coaching
Note: Students split time between all three sections-allowing the garden teacher to work with smaller groups Time split between poetry and enjoying tea

 

BUILDING PROJECTS

QUARTER ONE:  sand and paint fence

QUARTER TWO: build benches

QUARTER THREE: all forms will build birdhouses and bird feeders

QUARTER FOUR: build a playhouse

“The child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head, for to neglect one part of our being injures the whole, and the learned book-worm who is ignorant of the uses of a screwdriver, also lacks that readiness and resourcefulness, mental neatness and capability, and reverence for labour and its results, which a knowledge of practical matter gives…..

Again we know that the human hand is a wonderful and exquisite instrument to be used in a hundred movements exacting delicacy, direction and force; every such movement is a cause of joy as it leads to the pleasure of execution and the triumph of success. We begin to understand this and make some efforts to train the young in the deft handling of tools and the practice of handicrafts. Some day perhaps, we shall see apprenticeship to trades revived and good and beautiful work enforced.”

Charlotte Mason

The Purpose of the Covenant Christian School Delightful Hour is to teach our students skills with four purposes in mind:

 

  • To lead students to a possible lifelong hobby
  • To train students with skills which can be used to gift friends, family and members of our local community
  • To train students with skills that allow them to care for their families or to make things more comfortable in their homes
  • Skills taught are a means to training in hand-eye coordination and the planning and execution of a project

 

End of Year Objectives:

  • The students will be able to identify the music of the composers studied.
  • At the end of the year, the students will present a choral reading of their memorized poems and Scriptures.
  • Students will have improved their school environment by repairing and painting a fence.
  • Students will understand the process of building a bench, bird house and bird feeder.
  • Students will be able to use basic tools
  • Students will be able to identify the works of artists studied during Picture Study.
  • Students will gain understanding of what is necessary to grow and sustain a garden.
  • Students will be able to thread a needle, sew buttons and will have gain mastery over the following stitches: running, satin, and blanket.

A student made book will be created at the end of the year that contains the following materials:

  1. Nature drawings
  2. Tracings and independent copies of works of master artists
  3. Bible copywork
  4. Hand stitching and poetry
  5. Journal pages completed under the supervision of the master gardener