We are so excited for this first homeschool year! We chose God’s Little Explorers as our curriculum. For sure I needed a guide and Stacie Ann Nelson lays it all out in black and white. I know it’s not for everyone but I’m loving the bible aspect of this curriculum. Nothing is more precious to me then sweet little faces so excited to read the Bible.
Our daily schedule looks like this:
8 – Wake up, Eat, Get Dressed & Ready
9 – Bible Devotion, Calendar, Weather, Storytime, Songs & Instruments
10 – Play Outside & Snack
11 – Grace Naps & Timmy does his Themed Adventure, ABC’s & 123 work
1 – Lunch
2 – Storytime and Center-like Activity
We are going to use that schedule Monday through Wednesday. I try to include Grace in most of the days activities and do the concrete learning while she naps. On Thursdays we go to our library Storytime and visit Great Grandma and Aunt Jessica. I also want to reserve Fridays for fun field trips with our Mommy & Me Playgroup.
Here’s some of what we learned this week:
We practiced writing the Letter X and tested out our school desks.
For music time we’ve been listening to the song of the week which was The BIBLE song and then we listened to a baby genius nursery rhyme cd. Their favorites were Baa Baa Black Sheep and BINGO. During snack time I turn on the classical music.
Timmy made paper towel roll binoculars and then went on a treasure hunt for the Bible. Then he wanted to keep hiding the Bible for me to find and then that turned into a game of Hide and Seek. Turns out Timmy a little peeker. It was so much fun.
We made a Treasure Map to track the Letters we learn each week. Timmy loves anything that involves glue.
This activity kept Timmy busy for a whole hour. I had him sort the paper clips by size and then I gave him a magnet to explore with. I was impressed with his sorting skills.
I put a large X in a plastic sleeve with hopes that he would create an X with his play dough but that didn’t happen. Even when I tried to show him how he was like, “Wow mommy great caterpillar!” And, “Oooo a helicopter!”
We twisted pipe cleaners together to make X’s and then we went fishing with a magnet. These also eventually turned into helicopters.
We went on a treasure hunt for rectangles. All I did was cut construction paper into rectangles and this was a huge hit. Of course he had to hide them for me too. I think I will do this each week for a shape activity.
On Thursday we went to Storytime and visited Aunt Jess and Great Grandma.
For Field Trip Friday we went to All Around Gymnastics Friday Free Play.