Let's just say, my lesson plans for my son are WAY different than my lesson plans for when I was a teacher. I thought in homeschooling it would be so much easier and I would have complete structure in my lesson plans, but it has not been so. Mind you, I'm just doing preschool. I am finding TONS of ideas on the web and that's my problem. How do I break it down to what I want to do and not feel overwhelmed? So here are a few ideas if you want to try a simpler approach, yet get in a variety of fun things to do.
Last January I took an online class through Bureau of Education and Research (BER) called Teaching Preschool. Since I was going to homeschool preschool I thought it might help me and it did.
There are 10 activities that center around a theme:
*Songs and fingerplays
*Number sense activities
*Large motor and movement activities
*Fine motor skills and sensory activities
*Science and discovery
I am choosing do one letter a month as my theme for the next two years. So I will center my lessons around these 10 areas. This gives me some structure, flexibility, creativity and best of all a variety! You will see in my blog posts that I will show you most of these things. I'm excited to share what I am doing with Shrade as we enter Milk N' Honey Learn and Grow Preschool! Come join me!
I will not be going into detail in my lesson plans in my blog posts as I do not want to spend all of my time on the computer, but I will give you highlights and links that will help you if you are interested in what I am doing.