My daughter is only 2, but she desires to go to school already and she is like a sponge right now - always asking a million questions so...
I decided to take one of the rooms in our house (technically the breakfast room) and turn it into a school room. The only thing that is missing is a table a chairs, but I'm just waiting for a good deal on those. This room combined with my degree in elementary education and a preschool website I found: www.first-school.ws/INDEX.HTM will be the tools I will use to "homeschool" my daughter over the next few months. I am probably going to homeschool her on a more structured basis when she turns 4, but I'm still praying about that.
Here is my plan for the next 2-3 months:
Bible story and memory verse from 20 Bible Verses Every Child Should Know - focus on one story and one verse a week
Carrie the Caring Cat - character education, making things for others and helping others
Focus on the letter A - writing it, sounds of short and long, things that begin with A. Finding the letter a in books, making a things that begin with a collage.
Apple exploration using the 5 senses, cutting open the apple and counting the seeds, apple painting, making apple trees in the different seasons, reading books on apples.
Angels - angels in the Bible, make an angel craft to give away at Christmas time, shapes
Astronaut - books about astronauts, talking about space, planets and stars, star crafts, shapes
Acorns - go out and collect some, count them, explore them
Ants - observe them, read books about them
My thought is to focus on one topic a week, with the Bible verse, character education and the letter A being a continuing focus. Then, after finishing the A topics, I will move onto topics beginning with the letter B and change the character education topic from caring to respect. My B topics will be: Bible, baker, bananas, broccolli, balloons, butterflies, and bats.
I hope to just give her a general overview of all these topics while incorporating science, math, and reading skills. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.