A is for …
I have given plenty of space on this blog ( see the whole Tutorial Page) to how we have homeschooled and how we teach the early grades. Now, having a preschooler in the house I thought it time to write a bit (perhaps a series) on the learning rhythm for her. I need to keep track, as it will only be a few years till I have another preschooler…and I thought perhaps there may be a few of you who may be interested.
Montessori: Letter Work (a favorite book)
Generally the preschool years are a naturally explorative time… and my learning rhythm is complimentary to this. I am not trying to push a rock up a hill, so much as just go along with the natural flow of curiosity that this age group has. My three year old just shadows me most of the day but now that she is three she has a lot more questions and
likes… no loves knowing what her schedule is. That being said I have each week organized (with many lists of course) to showcase one letter per week. At three I am not very concerned with her ability to pick out the letter or write it perfectly (unless she desires to) but mainly I just want to use the letter to give a theme to each week. The older kids all enjoy this immensely…especially when there is warm batches of apple crumble or applesauce for A Week …or Banana muffins on B Week. In the past I have encouraged the older kids to dig deeper into the book stack (that I have purposely picked out to compliment our week’s letter) and write a brief report on something new they have learned.
A is for…..
Aprons… which are fun to wear!
Things from Nature: Amethyst, Ants, Acorns, Antlers, armadillo, Arctic, angora (rabbits, or goats), Amber (with bugs stuck inside!), Alligator, Agate stones,
BookLists for youngers and the olders:
I will be adding to these lists as the week progresses.