Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our First Month-at-a-Glance in PK3 at Home

Well our first month of PK3 at home was loaded with fun! We were so busy that it was just too much for me to plan, implement and blog each week. Also, I keep tweaking my month-at-a glance lesson plan format, but I think I've got it worked out. I want to have a lot of great ideas and resources at my fingertips, but not be tied down to a schedule.

My PK3 curriculum complilation is based on several blogs I follow as well as free resources online. I only bought one book, My ABC Bible VersesMy goal is to spend money on the fun stuff like supplies and fieldtrips. Besides, all this cirruculum writing keeps my teacher brain working and I quite like it. 

A fun thing I just implemed is a Letter of the Week bag. Mookie's Nana gave her a little reusable shopping bag that is just too cute! I created a lable for it and here it is-

I started with the first letter of her name and we collected items all month long and place them in the bag. It hangs on a hook where I post the Bible verse that corrolates with the letter of the week. The first letter begins the first week in September. I am trying to figure out how to post documents but my outdated computer wont save a Word doc as a pdf... if you email me I can send you any item I've created.

The inspiration for this comes from Raising Rock Stars and nursery rhyme ABC's and My ABC Bible Verses

I made Mookie an explore vest from a $2.00 sleaveless tee-shirt for our explore theme. It's a bit big but she love to wear it and put her binoculars and compass in her pockets. We drew a treasure map and hid stuff to go back and find.

Our Bible story time is based on this Children's Bible that we got from Grandma. I just used the table of contents to schedule a Bible story each week. I find crafts or coloring pages for us to use. We will talk about the story all week each time it's relivent in our daily lives.

Our Math/ Science time isn't based on any particular website or book. I use the themes to guide what we do. I try to come up with something that will go into her ISN (Interactive Science Notebook). For example, during dinosaur week we glued Q-tips down to resemble a dino skeleton and made prints (fossils) in play-doh.  

I have so much to share from this past month that I'll just have to post more later!

Also, just so you know- I do not recieve any kickbacks from Amazon or any other links on my blog. Everything I link to is just for your gain, not mine. I may someday create items to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers website, but for now I'll get give it all away.