September 7, 2012

Our First Week of School 2012 *Picture Overload*

We have done some schooling off an on for the summer, mostly just play type stuff. This week we got down to business and started our new curriculum. We had a three day school week as Austin was out of school Monday and Tuesday and I am following the same Calendar as the public school.

Wednesday our theme was Who are You? We started the morning off with me wearing a funny hat. It was my I feel special hat. We talked about what makes us special and how everyone is special in their own way. Then I shared my hat and Dylan told me what makes him special. 

Thursdays morning theme was Hands-On. We looked at a hand print that I printed out and discussed the lines and finger prints on the hand. 

Fridays theme was Favorites. Dylan was allowed to bring his favorite stuffed animal to School for the day. We discussed how different people have different preferences.
He did a worksheet on things that he like, night or day, dog or cat, car or airplane. His favorites were night, dog, and airplane. 

After we discuss these theme we add the Calendar Number to the Calendar. We say what month it is. We sing our days of the week song. Add what today is, what tomorrow is, and what yesterday was. Then we do the weather and season.

We review what our key points of the week are. 
This week it is the Letter A, Number 1, Color Red, and Shape Circle. 

Then we move to the table to do our Circle Time Journal.

 Next is Discovery Time

Wednesday we painted by instruction. Thursday we made finger prints with ink pads and observed them. Friday we colored on black paper with chalk and smeared it with our fingers. 

Our next stop in the day is Geography. We are using Expedition Earth from COAH.We are doing it on a PreK level though. Keeping it very simple. 
We just introduced the globe and some coloring of the globe this week. The second pictures printable came from 1+1+1=1 Continent Kids.

Then we have Art. 
Wednesday- I am terrific hat! Thursday- Hand prints with paint. Friday-Bubble Name Decorating.

 Then it is Free Play (read books, educational toys, or sensory bin) and Lunch Time. 
After Lunch we head back to the classroom to do Alphabet time. 
Here is just a little of what we did for the Alphabet this week.

 Then we focus on our Number of the week.

Then onto Colors.

 Last part of our sit down work is Shapes.

 After all sit down work is done he is allowed to explore and play with educational toys until Austin gets home from school. 

Here are a few pictures from that part of the week.

Last but not least we had some Sensory Bin fun!

 This gives a pretty good idea of what our day is like. We start school at 9am and end at 3pm. We had a few moments on the first day where he didn't want to do what I had planned so we stepped away and came back to it after he calmed down. It seemed to help and he was ready to go from there. Thursday and Friday were great and he was ready to learn.

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  1. Where do you get your calendar journal pages? Looks like you had a great week!

  2. Wow, I LOVE the sensory bin!! Your school room looks super cute too-- would love to see a "tour." :)

  3. Love the rainbow sensory bin you put together!! :)

  4. Your learning packs are amazing and I love all of these pictures. Thank you so much for sharing....I always get some great ideas when I hop over to visit. =)

    I am a new follower to your blog and would be honored if you would hop over to visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart


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