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Additions to Oak Meadow Preschool Curriculum...

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2011 at 2:43 AM
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Hello, I'm new to the group-currently homeschooling my daughter who is almost 5 in Oak Meadow preschool. I was sort of disappointed with this curriculum, it came with a parenting philosophy book (which was filled with great stuff when it wasn't wrong-headed) and a book of ideas for play (coloring, sand play, water play) etc... This was the only curriculum I could afford for her, and I'm sad that it seems lacking, so I don't think we will be sticking with it.

I am one of those who really needs a set outline of what to accomplish schooling wise or I feel anxious. I was looked at K-12 online and Connections Academy (online charters, free) but they don't seem to have anything under grade 3. I'm debating putting the kids into elementary public, then letting them decide if the online would be better for them, b/c we couldn't find a good curriculum to work within our budget... At any rate, does anyone have suggestions for things to add this preschool year? I'm using sonlight's recommended reading books for story time, and starfall and some workbooks for letters (she can write, but doesn't know much about phonetics, just what the letters look like) and she is inclined toward art very heavily.

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by on Oct. 7, 2011 at 2:43 AM
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oredeb
by on Oct. 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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 hi eaiB!!!

preschool doesnt need to be more than 1 or 2 hours a day,

lots of play, memorizing songs, verses, sayings, dancing, jumping,

you can put the abcs, numbers, shapes and colors on the wall and make up some games or just refer to these all the time

find some fun games to play with her

read to her

make some workbooks for her http://www.kidslearningstation.com/

heres some sites that might help 

http://www.beginningreading.com/Free%20Workshe.htm

http://www.societyforqualityeducation.org/index.php/stairwaytoreading

http://www.childcareland.com/free.html

http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/Lapbooks2.html

http://www.letteroftheweek.com/

http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/early.htm

http://www.learningpage.com/

with my kids for preschool we did art! lots of it, they sure learned to color, cut and paste!!hahaha it helped them a lot with when they learned to handwriting, etc.

remember if its not fun or the child is getting frustrated do something else! change it up, go on to the next subject, or shorten the time!

Danielle163
by on Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:43 PM

 Since you stated that you are one that needs a set outline of what to accomplish schooling wise (I'm the same way), I suggest Rebecca Rupp's Home Learning Year by Year (How to Design a Home School Curriculum From Preschool Through High School), throw in The Well-Trained Mind (Susan Wise Bauer) for the great book lists (she gives great outlines also), possibly the E. D. Hirsch, Jr. books--What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know. They go all the way to 6th grade. You will have one heck of an outline with all of these. Plus, I agree with oredeb. It doesn't take very long to homeschool a preschooler.....possibly one hour a day max.

oredeb
by on Oct. 8, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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 this will suggest what needs to be taught during what age

http://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study.html

EaiB
by on Oct. 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Thank you, guys. These are great. I'm also going to start using a daily lesson planner (I know...what was I thinking trying to do this without one...) and hopefully this will make her (and my) days more organized for learning.

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