Our day’s schedule:
1. Circle Time
– We sing about 3 songs.
– We do the “left and right” activity. I’ll post a video of this soon.
– We do the “north (up), south (down), east (right), west (left)” activity.
I’ll post a video of this, too.
– We do ordinal numbers from first thru twelfth.
– We repeat the 7 continent song. I’ll also post a video of this. It’s cute.
– We talk about the United States map and recognize the states where some of
our family members live.
– We do calendar (date, weather, days of the week, months of the year).
– We talk about the day’s activities (schedule for the day).
– We talk about immediate and extended family’s birthdays (months so far,
but soon, I’ll incorporate the dates as well).
– We go over the basic and advanced geometric shapes (see April Part 2
for a picture of some of these).
– We go over the number train (count by tens to one hundred and count
from zero to one hundred, then we find random numbers on the train
-see April Part 2 for a picture of this, too).
– We go over an animal (cat, dog, duck, cow, etc) in 7 languages (English,
Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, German, Italian); a different one every day.
– We go over the colors in all the 7 languages above (he is repeating after me
right now, except for English, but he will eventually read them and pronounce
them correctly by himself).
– We go over the numbers (0-10) in all the 7 languages above (he is repeating
after me right now, except for English, Spanish and Chinese, but he will
eventually read them and pronounce them correctly by himself).
This is where we do one of the following:
– K sits on my lap and we either read a Bible story from one of his toddler Bibles.
– We read a book with a Bible story.
– We color pictures in a Bible story coloring book.
– We use our felt kit and retell Bible stories using the felt background and shapes.
Then we talk about prayer requests and we pray together.
3. Desk Work
This is when K sits at his little table and I sit next to him with a box of materials.
I have folders for each day of the week in the box.
Each folder has:
1) a Pre-school multi-subject activity book (paper and pencil activities)
2) a list of Dolch sight words
3) readers in 3 levels of difficulty (easy, medium, hard)
4) a surprise activity (number flash cards, fabric marker -I’ll explain later-,
a pop-up book, a small musical instrument, etc).
In the box, I make sure to include a sheet of stickers to reward him when he
completes an activity successfully.
4. Subject #1
This is where I teach him a particular subject, usually following the Montessori curriculum.
5. Subject #2
This is where I teach him a second subject, also Montessori.
Our day’s schedule: