Tomorrow is Avery’s first day of homeschool preschool and I’m so excited! I’m glad that she’s doing homeschool this year and next year because I don’t like being without her! She truly feels like one of my limbs so without her I go crazy! Last year I would do a little bit of learning time with her and mainly read lots but this is the first year that we have an actual curriculum, schedule and corner for school. She is still young so I don’t technically need to start doing school right now but she wants to learn more and more so bad. She is always asking questions and wanting to do projects and learn about things so I feel like she’s ready. I have decided this year to make my own curriculum because I know what I want to focus on, what she already knows and I have goals of what I’d like to accomplish by the end of the year. Since Avery already does performing arts school Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:45am-11:45am those 2 days we will be doing preschool in the later afternoon, but on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays we will be doing it in the morning. In this blog I’m going to show you the school corner I’ve set up for Avery and I’m also going to show you my curriculum and school plan that I’ve made. Since this is the first time I’ve done anything like this I’m hoping it works and my school plan is a success!
So first off this is the preschool corner! This is the corner of our kitchen where our kitchen table is. This seemed like the spot that made the most sense because I already had her art table here and there’s plenty of natural light around. Plus I can easily make her a snack if she needs one 🙂 In her preschool corner we have 3 plastic drawers that hold all of her school stuff, her desk, and her art table.
This is her desk and all of her school stuff. On the top of school stuff drawers I have some books for when we do reading time, a kids bible, and my school plan binder. In the 3 drawers I have them labeled “week plans and motor skills stuff”, “language arts”, and “math and shapes”. In the top drawer I have different motor skills activities for Avery (dance moves flash cards, play dough, magnets, etc).
Each week I focus on a different area of the monthly unit so I use these clear organizers to keep each Weeks activities and papers together. And I also have folders for different units upcoming, a folder for completed papers, and a folder for miscellaneous unit papers since I ran out of unit folders.
Then at Avery’s art table on the wall I have the alphabet, a photo of us, a bulletin board and a calendar. Along with all of her art stuff because that girl loves craft projects!!
That’s all for the reveal part of this blog and now I’ll show you guys a look into my preschool plan binder.
So this is the preschool binder! In here we have our daily plan, school year at a glance, unit ideas and weekly plans. On the school year at a glance I wrote down what units we will do each month and then on the unit ideas paper I have each week’s lesson idea in a spider web type format.
Here’s 4 examples of what our weekly plans will look like. They aren’t in order but they give you an idea of what we will be doing. We start off the school year with an apples week where we do crafts, activities and science experiments focusing on apples. We also will be working on writing one number and one letter a week. Even though Avery knows her whole alphabet and how to count up to 20 I wanted to start from the beginning and focus on each number and letter for a whole week. I’m still working on finishing the weekly plans and I’ll be using the month of August and September to figure out any kinks with everything.
And that’s all about our school stuff! Sorry this was such a long post I just wanted to make sure I covered everything. Avery is very ready to start school it’s so cute! 🙂