Zane is 3 this year and eager to do preschool. Our plans this year are based on a “Letter of the Week” Theme.
These are our primary resources for our school year.
Letter of the Week Curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I purchased this last year and really loved all the hands on activities.
A to Z Pre K Bible Story Lesson Plans from the Catholic Toolbox. We are reading the Bible story weekly and planning a craft based on the Bible story.
Montessori Activities (Practical Life, Sensorial, and Language Arts)
Our Preschool Day
When we start our morning Zane participates in our Faith and Virtues time. After this my two older start on independent work while I do preschool time with Zane. I have all my activities for our letter of the week in a box and plan a few things each day to work on him with. I follow his lead on how much he wants to do each day. Usually we spend 15-20 minutes together and then he works independently or watches a learning video, while I work with my two older on their school. I involve my 1st and 3rd grader in our baking and art projects for our weekly letter themes.
Because I am a visual person, here is an example of what Zane completed for Letter “A” Week.
Ant coloring sheet, upper and lowercase “A” sorting, sorting ants by size, and an ant puzzle
Book about ants, letter “A” do a dot page, matching ant shapes, and matching ant numbers
Also pictured is upper and lowercase letter find, letter “a” phonics pouch, and Zane’s fingerprint apple tree to go with our Bible Story about Adam and Eve.
I have been setting up a handful of Montessori work on a shelf for Zane to work on for the week. He has access to our Montessori materials but this highlights certain work and I am rotating practical life trays.
Button sorting by color, spooning, bean pouring
Since we are 4 weeks into our school year I can say this is a perfect fit for us this year. Zane loves his preschool time and when anyone mentions school he proudly says he does preschool. I really enjoy the one on one time with him and I am looking forward to the rest of our school year.