Tag: preschool

llama lovin’

We had several of the “Llama Llama” books before we had Julianne, but out of all of our four children, she is the one who has bonded with Little Llama the most.  She LOVES the llama.  Loves him.  Every time she has a chance to choose a book, you can be assured that at least …

#memorylaneJanuary

If I could hashtag my thoughts right now, this is what it would be. We are quickly approaching the our One Year mark with Julianne, and I can’t help but reminisce a bit  a lot. I find myself thinking about what her last days in the orphanage were like.  Was she happy?  Did she know …

ABC’s

Downloaded the ABC Starfall app on the iPad for Miss J to play with.  Like everything else, she is picking up on things so quickly, especially when they are set to music!  Cannot believe she’s only been exposed to the English language for 7 weeks!    If I can ever get a video of her …

Eli’s First Day of Preschool…

Yesterday I did something I NEVER thought I would do. I took the boys to a mother’s day out program. I didn’t have anything against them, but, like I think I mentioned before, I never really had a use for one. That has changed, and yesterday was our first fateful day of “preschool”. When we …

animal sounds and the such

Continuing Drudging on through the letter A.  Have I mentioned that in the future I’m cutting the amount of time on each letter?  Not that it’s been super awful, and I’m sure that the kids are still enjoying all of the activities.  BUT, I think they could still “get it” without doing 8 lessons per …

A is for Ant

Yesterday we continued with the letter A by reviewing the “A” Bible verse (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, Joshua 24:15)  Rachel already has the verse mostly memorized… I have to give her a few words here and there.  Eli will repeat most of it after me… his little voice …

bring on the scissors!

Scissors & toddlers generally do NOT mix well, at least in my opinion.  I have avoided scissors and all they entail until this point in my life, and from what I’ve read/researched, I’ve been correct in doing so. Most teachers/educators/”know how” people say that a child isn’t developmentally ready for scissor use until about age …

a fun Montessori-ish activity for preschoolers

I got this idea from a friend of mine (who has since moved to farfar away Alaska).  She homeschools, but her daughter attended a Montessort preschool for about a year, I think.  Anyways, she said that one of the things they’d do with the kids was to give them modeling clay, and golf tees, and …

lesson planning & brain storming

August is here.  That means that schools will soon be in session, and the time for me to actually decide what I want to do for “preschool at home” this year is upon me.  This was MUCH more challenging than I originally thought it would be.  Since I’m working with a 3 and (will be) …

I’m excited because…

1.  I found the Texas Education Department’s preschool standards!  My sweet husband printed them out for me. I actually gave him the paper, but our little printer at home would have just up and died if I had attempted to print 129 pages at one time!  I’m going to take the stack to get bound at …