So I’ve started to compile the items for the curriculum I didn’t use much of last year and all the art supplies to go with them. I’ve spent an OBSCENE amount of money so we have to do it right this year (i.e. you know, DO it).
Who Am I? – Catholic Heritage Curricula – Ages 3 & 4
God’s Love Story – Catholic Heritage Curricula
I Can Find Letter Sounds – Catholic Heritage Curricula
Little Folks Letter Practice – Catholic Heritage Curricula
Little Stories for Little Folks – Catholic Heritage Curricula
Catholic Heritage Handwriting: Level K – Catholic Heritage Curricula
The handwriting is going to be very loosely done. I’m not sure if she’s ready but we are going to periodically give it a try. I’m sure she will pick up on reading pretty quickly.
I Can Find Numbers & Shapes – Catholic Heritage Curricula
Little Folks Number Practice – Catholic Heritage Curricula
MCP Math: Level K – Catholic Heritage Curricula
Ditto for the “formal” math. I think she will be able to do it, but it’s going to be very loosely planned — 2-3 lessons per week. IF it seems to go well. Since she is really only 4, I’m not going to push it but want to try it and see how she likes it.
– Last year’s art & music plan
– Making Music, Praying Twice
I also got a super-cute looking book about teaching children about different instruments to review (keep your eye open for that) and got a set of Musical Instrument flashcards in the $1 section at Target, so I might make and post a plan for those resources, too.
Our city has a really neat preschool program called peepers that meets every Tuesday at 10 am and has a little lesson inside and then goes outside to experience it. Every week. Rain or snow. It will make sure that I get Lil’ Bit out of the house at least a time or two a week :).
Little Saints: A Catholic Preschool Program
- Famous Poems Old and New
- A Child’s Garden of Verses
Plus art supplies out the nose.
Montessori on a Shoestring – Catholic Heritage Curricula
Any tips for a newbie about scheduling, corralling all the STUFF that you need to make it fun for preschoolers, organizing it all, etc? I’d love to hear it!