We had our first blizzard last week, so I'm glad I was ready to start preschool in earnest. I decided that each day after "jobs" (around 9:30am) we'd sit down for around forty-five minutes of deliberate learning. So far our plan has gone like this:
Monday: Math (manipulatives mostly - balancing, counting, adding, shapes, Tangrams)
Tuesday: Slow and Steady activity (from the book Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready)
Wednesday: Science (last week we covered water, next it is air - simple experiments)
Thursday: Library day (pick at least one book each week from my list of excellent kids books)
Friday: Art (project from the book 1-2-3 Art)
After we finish our activity, we sit on the couch together and read one poem from a children's anthology and a section of our children's story Bible. Then the kids each pick one other book to read. When that's done, I give Isaac the option to work on letter recognition in Alpha-Phonics and he's wanted to do it every day so far! (I'm just paranoid about pushing him on this and making him not WANT to read.)
In addition, I play a classical music cd each day while they eat snack after naps and we talk about the composer (Vivaldi this month). The only thing I haven't worked in that I need to is Scripture memory.
This morning we restructured a bit to go for a walk since it was the first beautiful day in a while. I told Isaac we'd do preschool after naps and he was actually upset about that! I'm glad to see it's been a hit and both kids are loving to learn. It definitely Works for Me!