Summertime Preschool Plans

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Recently, I shared a look at Abby's lighter schedule for the summer months and how we follow more of a loose routine in our home.  Our typical school days begin with breakfast followed by outside time with Daddy before he heads to work, lunch, then school while Kaitlyn naps.  Once school is done, the rest of the afternoon, depending on the day, can go in any direction.  This routine works well for the summer months too, as most of Summer's extra activities will be during the morning hours leaving the afternoons open as usual.

4-21-2016

For Summer, we will continue to work through the alphabet using Bitty Beginnings' Alphabet Letter Learning Packs, along with many other resources to go along with our weekly themes.  You can read more about her preschool plans here.  If we stay on track, we should be wrapping up with Letter Z towards the end of August.  Our preschool time takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on what I have planned and what she wants to do.  There are a few additions I'm considering adding to her day, but I want to make sure our weeks flow smoothly before I begin adding extras.

Here's a look at all our weeks up to this point and an idea of what we will continue to do. 

 
Currently, we are halfway through our Letter I theme and I have struggled throughout the year to be consistent in our weekly preschool activities.  I'd start strong, fizzle out, get back on board, only to fizzle out yet again because I never had a clear plan in mind.  However, I've been experimenting with a few ideas and believe I've finally stumbled upon a system that works for us.  The main thing--I wanted an actual plan, my days organized on paper (I have this thing with checking things off my list) and all activities and printables in one place organized by day.  That's my goal at least and I can't wait to share once I have everything in place.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting, how old is your daughter? I am planning on starting to work on letters with my daughter, she just turned 3, over the summer. Stopping over from Everything Early Childhood :)

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    1. Summer is just over the 3 1/2 mark. We started her preschool activities not long after her third birthday. I find this age to be perfect for exposing them to letters and just seeing their excitement to play and learn at the same time.

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    2. I agree. My older daughter was more interested in learning and I look back at the stuff I did with her and I feel so behind now with my youngest. I am enjoying seeing what others are up to and getting new ideas. I'm really enjoying your posts and look forward to using some of your ideas with Clara :)

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    3. Trust me, I do the same thing when I look back at where Abby was at this age vs Summer, but then I remind myself it was only Abby then and all my attention was focused directly on her. I'm still trying to find that balance with both of them, but I am slowly getting there. I hope you find some helpful ideas for your daughter and thanks for reading. :-)

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  2. I can't wait to follow along. Just adorable little adventurer. She will be happy to be learning like Abby.

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    1. i can't wait to see what happens over the next few weeks. I have a lot of new ideas for her and hoping she will really enjoy the new activities mixed in to what we've already been doing.

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  3. I am sure she will. She seems hungry to learn new things. I am really excited to hear about it.

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