Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Preschool Beginnings

August marks the beginning of a new school year for most kids. There are many great preschools that we could send Asher to, but we have decided that we would rather keep him home a little longer and enjoy watching his little mind soak up all the new things he is learning. My friend Rebecca who lives in our neighborhood and also has two boys has joined me in the venture of starting our own preschool with our two older boys. School will be in session two days a week for 2 1/2 hours. Today was our first day! We had so much fun and the boys did too. :)

We make up our own curriculum but have had help from books, websites, both of Asher's nanas, and it helps that Rebecca used to teach. We are going to have a theme for each month. The month of August is all about WATER! Some of our activities today included learning the properties of water (by making their own colored ice cubes and then melting them in boiling water), learning what things sink or float, eating "water"melon for our snack, and reading and singing songs about rain and water. To top things off, we got to play outside in the misty rain and jump in puddles! I made the string collage above to help the boys see different types of bodies of water and learn the letters of water.

Let me know if you have any fun ideas for our water lessions--books, songs, crafts, etc.


Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

that looks like fun!

Kara said...

How fun, and so creative! I'm sure the boys will love it! Keep posting some of your good ideas. I'm very uncreative when it comes to learning activities for Kaitlyn and am always looking for new things to try. Hope "preschool" continues to go well!

listen said...

Wow! Great plan! So, how's it going?