This week went well. As I suspected, K’s “no more naps” initiative didn’t last long. Obviously, right after I plan a schedule (including a few minutes of “quiet time”, but not long enough for a nap), he decides to start taking naps again. That’s perfectly fine with me. I think that if he’s still taking them, then he must still need them. But now, I have to revisit my schedule and work it all out with a nap right in the middle of the day. I personally love it when both kids nap at the same time. I love the sound of silence for a change, haha.
So, our week didn’t go 100% as planned, but it went really, really well. I’m so excited to be doing this and both kids love it, too!
Since K started napping again, we couldn’t go into any subjects in depth, but I found that it was wonderful reviewing and reinforcing the basics, like Circle Time.
During Circle Time, we
– sing 3-5 songs
– say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, the Christian Flag, and the Bible
– repeat a Scripture memory verse (we repeat the same one until it’s fully memorized, so we don’t go by time, amount, or schedules yet)
– read from the Christian Mother Goose book
– do calendar (days of the week, months of the year, weather, left-right, north-south-east-west, etc)
– carry and unroll the activity rug ($4 at Walmart, in a neutral color to keep him focused on his work, see pictures below)
– have Bible story time (K especially loves this one)
– do a few pages of a preschool activity book using pencils, colored pencils, or markers (I use a different book each day, so he gets to practice different subjects and do different activities every time)
– roll and put away the activity rug
– read 2 easy reader books
– read a Library book
– read through the Dolch List flash cards (we are currently reading words from Pre-K up to 2nd grade)
– pray to thank God for our day and for our snack
– have a yummy snack like fruit and homemade limeade (this takes place in the kitchen, of course)
|Singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes|
|Pledge of Allegiance posters|
|Bible lesson with felt figures|
|Preschool activity book on the activity rug (he know to never walk on it or over it, but always around it)|
|He’s definitely right-handed 🙂|
|Sister watches him intently|
So even if we only had time to do Circle Time on some day, I’d be pretty pleased because we cover a whole lot.