I am not going to lie to you, finding the perfect preschool schedule can be tough. You can literally end up in tears trying so many things that others have tried only to fall flat on your face. Or maybe I am the only one who gets stressed and cries? After much trial and error, today I will be sharing the preschool schedule that I use for Jael. Before I proceed, always keep in mind that no two families are the same and what works for me may not necessarily work for you. Let’s walk.
Our Preschool Schedule
First of all, we do not have a set time that we preschool but we do have our preschool sessions around the same time. This is done once Daddy leaves for work at around 1:00pm. We then put Baby C to bed and I will then take note of how tired and cranky J is. J has recently decided that naps are not for her, and so if she is game this is when we preschool.
What We Do Currently
We start our preschool by praying and then singing our national anthem, O Canada. I am quite pleased to say that J ‘belts it out’ whenever we sing.
Our first subject on our preschool schedule is Reading. We are currently using LOE Foundations A as well as printables that I create for our weekly theme. Logic of English Foundations is a multisensory reading, writing and spelling curriculum that is designed for 4-7 year olds, but J has been handling it quite well. I plan to do a review in the next little while so stay tuned for that. Needless to say, this is the curricula that J loves. This session lasts for about 10-15 minutes depending on her attention span and interest.
Second in the line up is Math. For this, we use Math U See Primer as well as themed printables. Math happens to be one of J’s favourite subjects and she is always looking forward to counting.
Once Math is done, we move on to Writing. For this we use Basic Shapes for Beginners from Golden Reflections Blog.
Lastly we end with sensory play or arts and crafts. This is done last because once J starts, she doesn’t want to stop. So I allow her to keep going until she is ready.
What We Will Be Adding
1) Calendar Time and Songs
This is something that I have been avoiding like the plague. Why? I am not comfortable doing it and I could not find the perfect solution for our small home. I did not want anything that had to go on our walls as that is prime real estate. I can now say that I found the one item that I don’t have to print and I can put it away when we are done.
2) Character Building
For this I will be using Little Lads and Ladies of Virtues. Our first lesson with it went quite well and I love the fact that it has a nice pace to it. We even created a little song for the definition of attentiveness.
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