Sunday, January 13, 2013

Preschool Theme of the Week Series

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  Studies show that most people who make New Year's Resolutions have already abandoned them by mid-way through January... That's actually not a real study, just my gut feeling.  None-the-less, I've set a few goals for myself this year and one of those goals is to be more intentional about teaching my three-year old basic preschool skills.  Everything from letters and numbers to colors and shapes and so much more.

In the past few months, establishing a routine with my little man and carving out time to be a teacher to him has been a real challenge for me.  Between relocating the family and starting a new work-from-home position, I've been easily distracted from what I'd like our normal day to look like.  But I've had enough of not putting my best effort into my most important job.

To accomplish that goal while also allowing some flexibility in our days, I decided to compile a list of weekly themes with coordinating activities to get through at some point throughout the week.  In addition, we'll go to the library each week and check out a bunch of books on that theme with the goal of reading at least one topical book at the start of every day.

I've selected six outdoor-inspired themes that we'll work through this Spring:

  1. Polar Animals
  2. Weather
  3. Bugs
  4. Gardens
  5. Farm Animals
  6. and the Beach
Be sure to follow along as we explore each theme with stories, crafts, games, snacks, and songs.  And know that I'm new to this whole homeschool, preschool thing.  So please leave your ideas, advice, and encouragement in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. He is such a smart little boy already, you will have no problem teaching him new things. Starting your day with a book is a good way to accomplish this. What a great idea.