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Thu, 06-21-2012 - 10:48am
I'm a vet homeschooler. Anyone else? So glad to see all of you here!
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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 5:27pm
Hello all...I'm a certified teacher but now have a 3 year old and a 2 month old. I have been a SAHM for almost 3 years now. my 3 yo soon its entering preschool part time this year and i would like to hs him for the 3 days he's home, but don't know where to start.i taught middle school when i was working..any words of wisdom are greatly appreciated!
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:05am

Hi, it's nice to have you.  Home-preschool is so much fun!  Some days I wish my kids were that age...but I enjoy learning with them at an older level too :smileywink:  

You don't have to have an organized curriculum at all...but it's nice to have some ideas.  Make sure you have a library card.  Follow your son's lead and help him explore the world around him.  Keep it fun :smileylol:

Here are some resources I have used, not necessarily in any preferred order.

Letter of the Week

Sonlight

Five in a Row

The Preschooler's Busy Book by Trish Kuffner

Picture Book Activities by Trish Kuffner

Mudpies to Magnets and More Mudpies to Magnets (science ideas)

The Explode the Code phonics workbook series...probably Ready...Set...Go for the Code for your child, unless he's a super precocious reader ;-)


Sue
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 4:33pm

Hi, I'm not sure what you're asking about.  Are you referring to the Twitter reading party mentioned in this post?   If so, that actually took place back in June.


Sue
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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 10:47am

You could just expand on what is being taught by the preschool teacher.  If the teacher is focusing on a particular letter, number, color, theme, etc.  then just carry that over on the days that he is at home.  For example, the letter of the week is A.  Talk about ants, apples, acorns, aardvarks, anteaters, aprons, etc.  Read books about the letter A.  Point out the letter A in signs you see.  Take home extra worksheets from school and do them.  If your child likes worksheets.  Some do and some don't.  Make the letter A out of cookie dough; bake and eat.  Make pancakes in the shape of the letter or cut sandwiches into the letter A.  If he is learning about animals, take him to the zoo.  For fish, take him to the aquarium.  Go to museums.  Ask the teacher for ideas on what you can do at home to supplement what is learned in class.

Chris

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