May 12, 2014

Week in Review- Preschool Unit: Spring

Last week marked out first week of mini school.  I chose the very fitting topic of spring since it is just beginning here in the northland.  We are still working on our daily routine but this past week, we’ve been starting our school time at 9:00 am with a circle time.  That seems to be best.  We tried, 8 am but that was just a little too early to have every up, fed and dressed before we began.  We did lots of activities from painting pet rocks, to looking for worms, to dancing to some new spring songs, to reading about the seasons, to playing “slap a letter” on our new alphabet board from dollar tree.  As part of my weekly goals, I like to do activities that cultivate different types of learning.  This week we did math, science, art, reading/writing along,  and creativity/music movement.  The kids seemed to love it and we were able to fill our mornings with “school work” and afternoons with adventures related to our topic. (We were even able to cut out TV or screen time on a majority of our days).

I used some  spring printables from 3 Dinosaurs.  There are LOADS of free printable activities.  I just picked and chose what I thought we would use. It is an AWESOME resource. Check them out if you are looking for some free preschool and tot  themed printables.


Here’s is our first week of school in pictures.

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Since I have a major volunteer commitment this week with our local ECFE fundraiser, school is going to be a little lighter this week.  We are continuing along the lines of spring and doing a Gardening Unit. We kicked off this area of learning with a visit to a local green house on Saturday and planting some of my planters for the front of our house. This week will be picking a new letter of the week, planting seeds, and talking about how plants grow.  My little nature lovers will hopefully love it!!



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