Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rylan's Preschool

Rylan and I are part of an "At-home Preschool" program. He is one of the five students and I am one of the five mom teachers. Each week the "class", which happens to be all boys, attend preschool at one of the boy's homes and their mom teaches. The friend that organized this supplied a fantastic format and outline for us to follow. This is the second week of preschool so they learned about the letter "B" and the number "2".
We start off with circle time (sing songs, discuss the weather & date, and do show & tell)
Then we have table time (color worksheets, do crafts)
Then we have lunch (their favorite part)
Then we have storytime (today we read TWO books about "Sharing with Others")
Then we clean up and playtime (which today was basically whacking balls with bats in the backyard)
To keep these young minds (and short attention spans) busy. I planned a couple of craftlike projects. First they colored and glued together a letter "B" stick puppet. Then they went outside to trace a super Big "B" and color it with chalk. Then we came back inside and created Bean art by gluing various beans on construction paper (very messy).
Lunch was the highlight of the 3 hour school session. It goes from 9:00 to 12:00. By 10:30 they are ready to eat. But, I was able to stall them until 11:00. After lunch, we gathered around on pillows for storytime. Then the last 15 minutes and until their moms came to pick them up, I let them play with our never ending collection of balls....boys are easy like that :)

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5 comments:

Serinster dot net said...

so cute!

Melody and Nathan Pellegrin said...

That was so cute..little Samuel was just waiting for you to say his name :)And of course Rylan is too cute!!!!

Stacy said...

great idea! is it once a week or every day? looks like a fun time!

Lois Brown said...

Very nice....when we first moved to Utah I did this with a group of women in our Ward....it was called joy school then...and I did enjoy doing it. Great projects! good Mom!

Warner / Debbie Blair said...

What a great experience for Rylan. I am sure he loves it!

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