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We Have a Plan

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Mandi and I discussed how we are going to begin preschool (K4) beginning tomorrow.  We have developed a basic schedule what days we teach the main subjects.

The time spent on each item may take about 15 – 30 minutes per day.

Each week we plan to do:

  • Two days of formal math.
  • Everyday of about 15 minutes of fun reading and contextual math.
  • Two days of handwriting.
  • Two days of working in a reading primer (directed Starfall and accompanying activities).
  • One day of Latin or Greek vocabulary and writing.

Optional subjects.  Not necessarily done every week.

  • One day of informal history.  Coloring books or movie, etc..
  • One day of hands on science.

This translates into 5 – 10 hours a week over 5 days.  Some weeks will have more hours than others.  We will post our progress and changes as time goes by.

26 Hours

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Last week at the recycled crafts class that I teach, we made clocks from old CDs. One of the girls in the class mused that she wanted her clock to go to 13 instead of 12. I only thought of her suggestion as cute at the time, but looking at it symbolically, I realized how I really could use an extra two hours in every day. I’m not formally teaching yet, but I still find it challenging to fit everything in. I have a question for you, readers. How do you find an extra hour or two in your day? What time-saving tips and tricks can you share? Share a great idea in the comments area, and you may just find yourself featured in a future post! :)