Monday, August 16, 2010

Preschool Planning – Curriculum Overview

After having some frustration with the curriculum I have been using (Hubbard’s Cupboard – which has great information, I just felt like it was incomplete as far as implementation went), I’ve come across a new solution for this school year. I feel like this year is actually preschool, where last year was just play school and more just gave us something to do (Read here for more of my thoughts on the matter).

My friend and I that will still be co-oping the work will be using the Raising Rock Stars Preschool curriculum designed by the fantastic Carissa at 1+1+1=1

We’ll also be supplementing this with the Letter of the Week curriculum from Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

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Each of these curriculums have a paid component that is optional with most of the information available for free. I decided to pay each of them for the curriculum. Partially because I truly appreciate all they do and partially to make my life easier :)

So, here’s the new plan sheet I’ll be using every week: (This one’s not filled in, it just has the categories listed) Plan Sheet

And here’s the first week’s plan all filled out: Ll Plan Sheet

The best part about these two curriculums is that there is really little prep work for me. I just have to print the pages I’m going to use, cut a few, and done! (Okay, so I laminated a few too, but that’s just because my new laminator is cool)

We’ll be starting all this fun in two weeks. I need some time for not doing much of anything before we jump into 4-5 days a week of school.

I’m still figuring a few things out too. Like are we going to start piano “lessons” (I can handle teaching at least the first few books)? What about stART or some other literacy component? This is a good start, I think, we’ll roll from here :)

~S

4 comments:

Shonda said...

Hi Sela- This looks great! I am inundated with so many wonderful preschool resources. My son is only 20 months old, but I'm trying to get an idea of what's out there. I didn't know RRS had a curriculum too and each of these are so reasonable. All I need to do now is get a working printer!

Shonda said...

Be sure to link up to my Monday Shareday: http://milknhoneylearnandgrow.blogspot.com/2010/08/monday-shareday-please-link-up_16.html. Thanks!

Carisa said...

Oh I love your planning sheets! I am so glad you will be doing RRSP too, I am off to add your blog to the blogroll now! ;-) Carisa

Firen said...

Sela! You are a fantastic inspirational super homeschool mom! This site is awesome. I cant wait to have kids so I can homeschool too. :)

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