So I needed a change in our life and have been so stressed with my kids. They go to private preschool 2 hours a day. My 4 y/o goes 4 days and my 2 y/o goes 2 days. I have been so happy with the school and want to continue to let my kids go there. The 2 y/o class has 8 kids and 3 teachers and the pre k has 18 kids and 3 teachers. So small classes and loving teachers. I wanted to add my own curriculum in before they go to their private school. I spent all weekend coming up with a lesson plan ( thanks boobah for all your help) I feel like I have a strong lesson plan and we started today. It was so fun. I'm struggling a little with the ages and learning style of my kids. My oldest loves learning and will sit down and devour every piece of info I give him. My two year old is wild and need to learn by jumping and playing. So I will need to tweak my curriculum for that. I also babysit a 3 y/o and I am doing a mix for her. She understands a few things my oldest is doing and is learning a few things my youngest is. Then there is my youngest who cries unless he is being held which is frustrating when I want my other ones to learn. Lastly there is a baby girl who I watch (sister of the 3 y/o I watch). She actually naps during our learning time. I'm so excited to be doing this. Lesson planning is a lot of work. I researched everything I wanted to teach for the month and I am writing out one week At a time. So anyway day one is a success and I am hoping this pushes my dh to maybe see why homeschooling for kindergarten and beyond is a great idea.
on Nov. 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM