Friday, September 9, 2011

Preschool Week 1

Each week I'll post a summary of what we've done for preschool. This will mostly be for my own record (remember the book of our blog that I print off at the end of every year that holds our family record?) Hopefully it will give some good ideas too.

Obligatory posed first-day-of-school photo.

Playing Zingo 1-2-3. I really like this game because it helps with both counting and reading. Plus it's just plain fun. Tommy really loved playing, but But got bored after a few turns because his counting skills aren't fast enough.

Free play: The boys constructed a "tree house" in the dining room. We had lunch and read aloud time under the yellow tent.

Letter practice: We traced in colored sand to practice writing letters. (I helped him with the B, but he did the T by himself).

Laundry time: Tommy did his laundry from start to finish. I was totally shocked and impressed that he folded everything and sorted it all into the right piles. He was so happy with himself.

Books we're reading this week:
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Big Truths for Little People by Susan Hunt & Richie Hunt
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter (we're about 2/3 through the series)
Plus various picture books from the library


  1. Tommy is growing to be quite a little helper. We also enjoyed a Mouse and a Motorcycle. I am a bit sad that our read-aloud time dwindled to one book in the evening on most days - about 15 min total. At least Anna compensates for it and spends at least an hour a day reading on her own.

  2. I love your idea of a family record! Your blog is awesome for others to get ideas and a great way for you and the boys to be able to look back on their childhood.