July 19, 2011

Dylans 3 yr old Goals for 2011-2012 School Year

 This year I will only have one kiddo to school at home. Austin is starting Kindergarten at the public school down the street. Of course he will still have some stuff at home we will work on but his school stuff will most likely not be posted on here as much (maybe every now and then). So Dylan will get my sole attention the 2 hours Austin is gone each day! These are my goals for teaching Dylan this year. Some are the same as last year but that's because some of his goals weren't met as he just wasn't interested. This year we will focus more on the sit down and actually do the work until we finish as he will be in Pre-K at the public school the following year and I want him prepared. We will most likely still go the Tot Trays route but when he chooses a tray he will have to finish the activity first before he goes on to a 2nd tray.

Learning through play and fun is the route we are taking again this year.

Circle Time
  • Opening Song
  • Movement Activity
  • Read a Book
  • Daily Focus Learning Activity
  • Days of the Week Song
  • Calendar Time
  • Weather

  • Letter of the Week
  • Alphabet learning toys
  • Do A Dot Alphabet Pages

  • 1-10
  • Counting in Order
  • Number Puzzles

  • Focus on  8 Basic Shapes ( Square, Rectangle, Oval, Circle, Heart, Diamond, Star and Triangle)
  • Shape Puzzles
  • Shape Viewers

  • Review Colors (Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Green, Brown, Black, Orange)
  • Color Puzzles
  • Color Sorting
  • Color Bears
  • Coloring with certain colors at one time

Art Projects
  • Various Art Projects

Gross Motor Skills
  • Hops on both feet together
  • Marches
  • Hops on one foot
  • Catches a ball

Fine Motor Skills
  • Scribble and Draw Circles
  • Painting
  • Cutting /Tearing
  • Gluing
  • Opening and Closing Objects
  • Puzzles
  • Pinching Objects between fingers/ Clothespins

  1. Bugs
  2. Human Body
  3. Ocean
  4. Seasons
  5. Weather
  6. Magnets
  7. Farm Life
  8. Candy
  9. Birds
  10. Transportation
  11. Astronaut
  12. Monster Truck
  13. Pond Life
  14. Batman
  15. Peter Pan
  16. Doctor & Nurse
  17. Toy Story
  18. Fireman
  19. Policeman
  20. Pirate
  21. Nativity/ Christmas
  22. Thanksgiving
  23. Valentine
Others will be added as we progress into the school year

Sensory Bins (these will match our theme)

Field Trips ( Austin will be included in these)
  • Zoo
  • Miniature Golf
  • Bowling
  • Science Museum
I may add to this throughout the school year! 

This was kind of bittersweet as it's my last year planning for homeschool stuff and most likely the last year of this blog :-( makes me sad as I love connecting with the people I've met through homeschooling!
So here's to another great year!


  1. Oh my, I just came across your site and it is AWESOME! So many good ideas and such, thank you so so much for sharing all these wonderful things!

  2. Hi! I found your site through Totally Tots. I plan on starting preschool with my 3-year-old and, and since the human body is our theme one week, I'm glad I found your lesson plan! A few of the themes on your list match my ideas, too - ocean, seasons, birds, transportation, pirate. I also love the idea of sensory bins - will you do a new one each week? I'm trying to decide how much to plan and how NOT to overwhelm myself!

  3. Is your public school king=dergarten only 2 hours a day?

  4. Sorry--that was suppose to say kindergarten.

  5. Sensory Bins will be done once a month! I also emailed you Karla with some information!

    Lynn - Yes our Kindergarten is half a day which is about 2 and half hours.


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