Our Homeschool Preschool

DSCN5559aRight now Pearsy is completing “About Three: A Beginning Activity Workbook for
three or four year olds” and a book that Mama made for her that has the alphabet (from enchanted learning), shapes (enchanted learning) and numbers and it is meant as an introduction. We do things like stamp out letters & numbers with paint, make rice letters, color ,have her get two items, write in dirt/sand or rice, I may go into more detail in another post, cut out letters from news paper for her to paste on. We love Rod & Staff’s Kindergarten Program for our preschoolers once they are about 3 3/4 we will start the kids on these. Yes, Rod & Staff is very text bookie for older kids, mind you all R&S stuff is excellent. We just prefer more literature based education. But we love their preschool stuff because in the preschool they have a lot of hands on activities. I prefer to use an actual curriculum instead of the books found in the grocery store because I think it is more thorough and provides better preparation for school. This entire curriculum will cost you about $19.95! We also do an Alphabet book & Numbers book for the children that I make up. I print out the entire booklet before the school starts. We do the activities from Letter of the Week from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I also maintain a notebook for the kids and in it I put all of their nursery color sheets, Awana’s color sheets, Co-op sheets etc… so we keep that stuff and they love it. I also use file folders, dry erase boards and phonics magnets.  Additionally, we include them in whatever we are studying so they keep a spiral notebook and they do the work they ‘want to’ at their level in it! We want them to feel included in our school day. We try to let them be as hands on as possible. They also watch an educational video 1-2X a week like Richard Scarry’s Alphabet and Easy Peasy Curriculum Videos. On top of that we read, read, read and then read some more. We read books off of the Ambleside Online O or K(or kindergarten) list. We also incorporate the Before 5 in a Row Curriculum into their reading time. Additionally, they sit in during our family read alouds during school and of course we read before bed (right now we are reading this great book Summer with the Moody’s). Our preschool rarely lasts longer then 45 minutes excluding family and older children reading times. It is often broken into two 22+ minutes sessions. I try to keep in mind preschoolers are not made to sit and listen. Preschool is suppose to be FUN! So I try to maintain Montessori like activities for the little ones so their hands and minds stay engaged even when not formally schooling. Thanks for peeking into our preschool!

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

10 thoughts on “Our Homeschool Preschool

  1. A simple preschool is the way to go! I’ve tried preschool programs with plenty of projects and a complicated to-do list to get ready for the day. It’s never happened. I forget to pick up the supplies or my preschoolers wander off bored. The simple preschools happen, the children learn, and everyone is happy. 🙂

    1. EXACTLY! I have already printed out all the printables (3 different kinds of letter sheets& 2 number sheets) I need for the year. The ONLY project they have is once a week decorating a letter. I have fun workbooks we will do because I can grab and we can do them. Thanks for stopping by Sara, I always enjoy your visits.

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