Tuesday, September 07, 2010

preschool homeschool

We have Mother's Day Out two days a week this school year, but I wanted to continue to do something intentionally educational with my kids on the days that they're here. I've chosen to do the following mishmash of curricula:

spend two weeks on a letter of the alphabet using Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve
spend two weeks learning a Bible verse set to song (instead of the ones included in the curriculum above--I'm wired to sing!)

Tonight I started the poster for our wall. My kiddos can't read yet, so it's as much a reminder to me to work on our lessons as it is for them. I'll put a flashcard from the adorable set from the blog at homemadebyjill.blogspot.com the top, make a list (in writing or photos/drawings) of people, places, and things that start with our letter on the blank page bottom left. Our scripture goes bottom right.

Our next two weeks with the letter A may look something like this:
  • tomorrow--eat apples for snack, make apple print art and mail finished art to some of our beloved aunts.
  • Friday--bake apple bread and deliver it to some family friends whose name begins with A.
  • next Monday--make collages of animal pictures
  • next Wednesday--eat ants on a log for snack, make egg carton ants with pipe cleaner legs, go outside and look at ants
  • next Friday--make hand print angel art (send to another beloved aunt or two), walk down the to sand volleyball court at the park and make sand angels
  • next Saturday--go with Daddy to Brazos Bend State Park and see the alligators
  • all the while learning the shape and sound of the letter A!
Doesn't that sound like fun?!


Popsicles on the porch said...

Sounds like fun!

A great homeschooling resource I have found is Donna Young at www.donnayoung.org. I have found her website so helpful with TONS of FREE printables for all subjects including calendars, sample schedules,and how to's, and etc.... If you have a chance check it out. : )


theleefamily said...

so fun! hilarious...we're doing Aa stuff this week too, and apple stuff all month. we went apple picking on saturday. end of the month will be homemade applesauce. apple bread is a great idea!

theleefamily said...

btw...love the idea of the verse! :D

Stephanie said...

I am so excited to get started as well! I might have to steal some of your ideas, though we aren't getting started until next week. ;)