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Monday, August 15, 2011

I am not a teacher....

Ok well a month or so ago I started looking into a Pre-K for Sarah.  She is 3 so she isn't allowed into the public school system for another year.  I wanted to put her into a pre-k this year so she could get a jump start but they are so expensive.

I was looking online to see if I could find some lesson plans for an entire week.  If I have to make the plans and come up with all the information then it isn't going to happen.  So I found this website http://letteroftheweek.com .  It has lesson plans for different age groups and different things that you might want.  So that is what we are going to do.

We started this morning with breakfast and then we watched "Your Baby Can Read" and then went to the park.  After we got back we talked a little more about the word of the week.  We are talking about Calves this week.  So we got down and crawled around and "mooed" and talked about calves.

There is something to do every day of the week including: the letter of the week, number of the week, shape of the week, color of the week and so forth.  We will see how this goes.  Oh and there is the craft of the week.

4 comments:

Colleen said...

So here's my professional opinion as a teacher. I think it's great to do preschool at home. It would be a lot of fun! But the best thing about preschool is how it readies the child socially for school. They learn how to properly interact with other children in a school environment. They learn how to take directions from a teacher and follow a more strict routine. So make sure you include lots of play dates especially during the lessons and have them be really structured. Good luck! :)

Lacie said...

Thanks Colleen. We try to go to library time at the library at least once a week, sometimes twice and play group on Thursday mornings. Then she goes to nursery on Sundays. She also has friends around the corner. How much social time does she need? I plan on getting her into Preschool next year. The public school system starts at that age. I'm gonna try to get her into swimming lessons this fall. Is there anything else I need to be doing?

Colleen said...

It sounds like you're doing a great job of getting her out and being social! Some moms just have their kids at home by themselves all day and that's no good. As long you're having play dates and doing structured activities with other kids (like the swim lessons and such) then she'll be fine, especially if she goes into public preschool next year.

Lacie said...

Ya I have full intentions of putting her in preschool next year when it isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg. I just figured we would do our own school to get her started. Thanks for your advice. It is good to know

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