Some of you may know that come fall we will begin preschool homeschooling. I can't wait to get started. Avery is only 3 and preschool isn't really needed, so I wanted 2 full years of "practice" before I decided if homeschool would be completely right for us. I can't wait to start.
I won a curriculum a while back for 3-5 year olds and I can't wait to give it a try.
I also wanted to share some of my favorite websites right now for preschool stuff. You don't have to use these things only if you're homeschooling. But what child comes home and wants to stop learning completely? NONE, So here are some sites you can get ideas from!!
Toddler Craft this is a favorite because it's a BUNCH of crafts. Tailored for ages 1-7. So this is enjoyable. There is a Ceramic recipe that I think is just AWESOME! This is a great gift for someone. Make it, use a cookie cutter, wait for it to dry paint it and give as a gift. You could even make an ornament out of it with a handprint. So many COOL things you can do!! I think The grandparents are getting a Christmas Ornament with handprint and name and year and age on it for Christmas this year! Wouldn't that be adorable???
Home Education Resources has some great printable worksheets.
Scholastic has a great activity section as well.
So far these are my favorites. I think I eventually will make this blog half giveaways and half life/homeschool. I want to show off our projects and videos of the stuff she learns. I think it would be neat! When I switch to wordpress I can have those separated into categories as well.
My friend and I are creating a homeschool group. We will be getting together once a week (minimum) with other homeschooling friends and we will do some curriculum, snack, play time and field trips. I think it will be so much fun and I can't wait to get started. This actually starts next week so we can get into the hang of things and the kids can get used to it. I think it's great that we'll finally have a schedule. Once school starts, I want Avery up by 8:30. Breakfast by 9. I want school to run from about 9:30-11:30 or whenever the craft finishes. For a 3 yr old I think 2 hours is PLENTY. We can get in some reading, some math, some crafts, yadda yadda. Right after school will be snack. Hour later lunch and then nap. I can't wait for this schedule to start. I'm starting to train her now. She's going to bed at 8 now instead of 9, and She's been up at 9:15 lately so we're on the right track!!
Thanks for listening!