Ryden is currently doing preschool here at home, it is what worked best for us with the move and only having one car for the past five months. Right now we are using a program my mother in law passed on to us; Bob Jones University. He watches his school on a DVD series and follows along with their curriculum. On there he has two different teachers and I help him with their instructions through out the activities. It seems to be working well for now but today we switched things up a little. Ryden got a kick out of calling me "Teacher" and Violet was able to do everything with us.
Here is how our day went. First we discussed the calendar; what month it is, what day today is, and the date. Following that we sang a song "the days of the week." Next we talked about what season it is right now which lead us into our craft of the day; making snowflakes. I kind of just went on from there, math, reading, letters, science, and then closing with our daily bible story. Im wanting to base this week around space so today I tried to incorporate the moon into most of his studies. I took some pictures along the way.
This is a math activity I named the Rocket Number Game. I drew the numbers one through six inside the rocket and then Violet, Ryden, and I took turns rolling the dice. Ryden had to recognize what number the dice landed on and then find and circle that number in the rocket ship. Everyone seemed to enjoy this game;)
This next activity was Math matching. He had to match the numeral, the word, and the correct amount of dots. I just introduced this game so the pile of cards were in order for him so he could learn to recognize it first. After a while I will mix up the pile a bit more and then ask him to match them correctly on his own.
More math and colors. I asked him to build towers with by matching the colors. After he built the towers he was asked to put them in order from shortest to tallest, starting with the one, two, three and so on.
Good night moon is the book we read today during story time even though he knows this book by heart. The reason I choose this book is because it displays different phases of the moon which lead us into our next activity.
We did this fun little activity with newmans oreos. It may have been a tad over his head but it was still fun discussing and creating the different phases of the moon. Honestly I think they really enjoyed the eating of the cookies the most.
The letter M was our letter of the day. We talked about how the word moon starts with the letter "M" and then he practiced tracing the upper and lower case M.
That was the better part of our school day with a little house work, laundry, eating and playing in mix. Hope you had a blessed day as well.