Monday, March 23, 2009

WELCOME! An introduction to my new blog


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 :

  1. a letter of the week

  2. a book(or two) of the week

  3. songs

  4. gross motor activities

  5. small motor activities

  6. science

  7. math

  8. art

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! : )


Raoulysgirl said...

LOVE the idea! One thing that instantly popped into my head is a book. I believe every mother should have it to read to their children. You may have already heard of it, but if should be fairly easy to find. It's called "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. It is, without a doubt, my favorite book to read to my girls. It makes me cry, warned. Just thought I'd share it with you!!!

Jen said...

what a cool new blog! You have some really good ideas here.