Saturday, August 11, 2012
Homeschool Preschool Curriculum - 2012 / 2013 School Year
Practical Life / Motor Skills
-All sorts of fine and gross-motor skill games I can come up with based on whatever they show interest in
-Cooking and baking
-Helping out around the house (sweeping, washing windows, folding laundry are all favorite activities!)
-Reciting and acting out nursery rhymes
-Songs with finger-plays
-Set up dramatic play scenarios: grocery store, doctor's office, etc..
-Read lots of books to them, including longer chapter-books
-Writing (and illustrating) our own stories
-Phonics approach from Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day by Sidney Ledson, using lots of engaging games and activities which I make up, build from file-folder games, or find on Pinterest.
-Hooked on Phonics (to reinforce word families)
-(Note: Still debating whether to do Reading Eggs, or whether the repetition of letter sounds will be too easy/boring for them since they've already got a good mastery)
-Letter writing using a variety of mediums
-Rightstart Math Level A
-Homemade games and activities with various manipulatives
-My own educational online math games (in progress)
-Lots of puzzles, spatial-reasoning play (building with blocks, making shapes out of objects, etc..)
-Calendar, time telling, money
-Experiments from Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding and Science in Seconds
History / Geography
-History of the World: Ancient Times with related activities
-Different cultural activities in our area
-Kinderbach CDs (learn to play piano)
-Dancing around, playing instruments, listening to music, etc..
-Unstructured art experiences with different mediums
-Books/music/dvds in French, Hebrew, and maybe Spanish
-PBS Kids Play educational games
-Assorted DVDs and shows on Netflix (Super Why, Go Diego Go, and Calliou are favorites)
-Trips to explore museums, festivals, parks, etc..
-Storytimes at the library
-Dance, gymnastics, and swimming lessons
-Kindergarten-level workbooks if the girls are interested
Right now I'm thinking our day won't have dedicated 'school time' - I'll just plan out a couple of 'learning games' each day, so when the girls come to me and say they want to do "activities", I won't have to scramble to come up with something. Of course there will also be plenty of unstructured time for L and E to play with each other and make up their own games.