Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mini Pre-school

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: 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.


  1. This sounds great! If you decide to look for some curriculum later, I've heard really good things about Five in a Row (or Before Five in a Row) for L's age.

    Love, Laura Beth

  2. Oh I love this! What fun you will have together! Enjoy this sweet time - they grow up way too fast!!
    Much love,

  3. Hello. I found your blog through the Women Living Well blog and saw one of your comments about schedules. I thought you might be interested in this website for a Free Online Curriculum. I'm going to start using it with my 2 year old in a few weeks. It looks like a good curriculum. I like it because everything is planned out for you. Check it out...

  4. Wow, this is amazing - having been a teacher before, your schooling is going to be structured so much better than mine... Your schedule sounds wonderful and it seems to me like the two of you will have a lot of fun, and that your daughter will learn a lot with this structure! :) Enjoy!