I am so excited about this year! I finally figured out what I wanted to do with my son and all the pieces are falling into place. I stumbled around all last year due to the fact that my daughter became mobile and I felt like everything was falling apart. My teacher instinct (12 years in the classroom) felt all out of place. So, I have literally been spending lots of time scouring the internet for what will work best for me with minimal preparation and LOADS of learning combined.
This year I am doing PreK with my son who is 4 and will be 5 in November. It's going to be a great transition year as we look toward Kindergarten in 2014.
My greatest idea this year was to make a notebook that contains almost all of what we will be doing this year. I know this will keep me very organized and I can always add things to it and it won't get lost my piles of paper.
First, I downloaded this FREE PreK Daily Learning Notebook from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
I sent it off to be printed by FedEx. Now, I can start adding to it!
*What's in this PreK Daily Learning Notebook?
So, in this notebook there is a weekday sheets, weather and time, I can write my name, 100 days chart, month charts, weather graph, number pages, letter pages, and shape pages.
*What else do I add to this?
Here is a list of what I have added to this notebook: all are FREE
K4 Letter Hunt- Confessions of a Homeschooler
K4 A-Z Handwriting- Confessions of a Homeschooler
K4 1-20 Numbers Writing- Confessions of a Homeschooler
Bible Memory Verses- Raising Rock Stars Preschool at 1+1+1=1
Bible lessons- Calvary Curriculum
The Gospel in the Bible theme page- When You Rise
Report Card- Confessions of a Homeschooler (Preschool Assessment included in a free planner)
PreK Assessment sheets- Me & Marie
All About Me Safety Organizer- This Reading Mama
Goal Setting for Kids- I Can Teach My Child
Preschool Chore Chart- Homeschool Creations
Who I Am in God- Homesteader Homeschool (I couldn't remember where I found this when I made the video, but it is free too!)
Calendar Add in- Mama's Learning Corner
More printable ideas:
There are a few more things in here, but you get the basic idea!
Video of our PreK Daily Learning Notebook-
And if you want more ideas about PreK, just visit my Pinterest Board.
I will share a run down of my curriculum and how I plan to do homeschool this year in late August. I am starting "school" on September 9 since we have visitors coming and several things to wrap up before summer ends! Love that I can decide this!
Also, we are not going to have a wall calendar like they do in school since little sis keeps taking off the numbers. We'll utilize that in a few years when she is older. I'll highlight special days on his daily learning notebook calendar.
And stay tuned as I break down how I incorporate how I will use this during my homeschool day!
Next, I'll be sharing what I will be doing with my 2 year old daughter!
Click to see our PreK Curriculum and Toddler Curriculum plans.