Friday, September 24, 2010

Our Own Preschool


I have decided to start Olivia in my own little preschool at home. (In addition, hopefully, to the preschool she is now attending. We’re going to try to keep her in preschool once a week unless we decide she really isn’t ready for it.) I don’t have any official preschool curriculum, other than what I kind of make up. But, I bought some good workbooks and there is a plethora of printables and ideas online. We are starting next week and will do it just 30 minutes to 1 hour on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. I even want to get her this adorable Dora desk. She is a Dora nut!

Dora the Explorer Desk & Chair with Storage Bin, 10th Anniversary

I’ve noticed we’ve really fallen behind on our letters (remember when she used to know her letters and letter sounds? She has since forgotten.) So, we’ll have a letter of the week and do activities based on that with a strong emphasis on fine motor skills. Her OT that she sees at Wesley Medical Center always gives me an abundance of ideas to work with her on each week. I’m really excited and I already have lesson plans ready to go for the next 3 weeks. We’ll be covering A (apples) B (birds) C (cats) as well as tracing, beading, lacing, cutting, coloring, stacking blocks, puzzles, etc. Can you tell I have a teaching degree just begging to be used?

Never mind about the Dora desk. . .maybe for Christmas? I dug out my old desk from storage and discovered that it was adjustable. So, Ryan made it into the perfect size for Olivia! We’re ready to start school!

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Cristi said...

She is gonna love it! You made the right decision. You are such a good mommy!

angie c said...

I think you're making me feel like an underachiever. I haven't even thought about doing this...! Hannah is in Moms Day Out once a week and she will start 3-day-a week preschool next fall. hmmm.

Kim said...

Can't wait to hear all about each lesson! Olivia will be very excited. Please post pictures of her work!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! You will be the best teacher ever!

tara said...

Way to go! I think you should check out this blog if you get stuck on any letters of the week: I get lots of ideas from here for my son who also just turned 3.