This is a new venture for me in blogland, headed in a different direction, from my other blog.
The point of this blog is to have an arena to share and get feedback on preschool ideas for my kids.
I have a three year old and a one year old at home with me, during the day. There is also a 14 year old who was the original "test subject" to my goofy ways. She's turning out pretty good so far, so I figured that even though we are at home, as opposed to the daycare situation my eldest daughter and I were in, now would be a good time to pull out the old memory files.
My plan at the onset of this is to publish my weekly lesson plans here. Now when I say lesson plan, I mean that in a fairly loose idea of the word. I have created a template for myself, but I am not quite sure how to put it up on my blog just yet... I'm working on learning some new things. The basic idea of having a lesson plan for me is to have a pool of ideas relating to a certain theme for a week, at a time. I will have no set time to do any of them, but would like to achieve most if not all of the activities with in a week's time period. I'd like to cover all the bases. I think having a checklist of sorts will help me to focus on areas that I might not automatically explore with the kids.
the categories involved will be :
- a letter of the week
- a book(or two) of the week
- gross motor activities
- small motor activities
I know from working as a preschool teacher that I will usually be able to cover several categories with just one activity, but by having several ideas for each to choose from I will hopefully end up with a balanced set of learning activities.
Since this blog is only in it's very beginning stages, please bear with me. I am going to have to learn things along the way!
I welcome any comments, ideas, or thoughts, on not only my ideas, but any that you might want to share as well!
I hope that this works out, the way I see it in my head!
Welcome! and please come back again! : )