7.22.2010

Preschool Curriculum

I have been searching and searching for a curriculum for our 3yr old. But everything I found was either too expensive or not what I was really looking for. So I decided to throw caution to the wind and create my own. Afterall, isn't that one of the advantages of homeschooling? At first I was hesitant about doing a more structured curriculum with CJ but again, one of the joys of HSing is being able to adapt the schedule as needed. This guide that I have created is just structured enough to give me a plan for the day rather than a set in stone curriculum.

So here's how it's broken down. Written out in a list like this it's going to look like a lot but it's spaced out over the entire week with no more than 3 lessons a day. It would be easy to change the days around, adjust the lessons for your child's needs, etc. My personal goal is to have the lessons done before lunch so the afternoon is free for free play, etc. Each week will also have a theme.

Overview of the week-
Life Skill (personal care, manners, new chore, etc)
Physical Skill
Cooking lesson
Vocabulary
Reading/Oral Language
Math
Hand's on lesson
Handwriting
Craft

Monday-
Introduce new Life Skill
Handwriting
Color Page (that goes with the week's theme)

Tuesday-
Physical Skill
Vocab

Wednesday-
Math
Reading
Craft

Thursday-
Hand's on lesson
Cooking lesson

Friday-
Review of the week's lessons

The except to this guide is the last week of the month. (or every 4th week) This entire week will be a chance to review all the new things we have learned. So it will look something like this:

Monday-
New Life Skill
Coloring Pages

Tuesday-
Review Physical skills for this month
Review letters/words

Wednesday-
Review numbers (or math lessons)
Reading
Craft

Thursday-
Review hands on skills
Cooking lesson

Friday-
Fun Day!!
This day will be dedicated to focusing on doing something fun.

I will post the first week's detailed guide soon.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Good job!! I like the life skills and feel that to be important..some don't think so!