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Monday, August 11, 2008

Preschool Decisions to Make

We've decided to do preschool at home with Danny, so I'm planning out our Horizons Preschool days. I decided to give myself a help and create a spreadsheet of our days within a week. I've hit a wall because decisions have to be made.

In the curriculum, days 1, 3, 5 have new concepts being introduced while days 2 and 4 are just reinforcement of the concepts learned on days 1, 3, and 5. I started planning out 5 days of preschool but quickly realized this would not work with our Field Trip Friday. So do I want 3 or 4 days of preschool for Danny a week?

This is what a four day week would look like:

Or a 3 day week:

I want to keep the same concepts in a week and not introduce new ones especially on the last day of the week so we will use days 1, 3, and either 2 or 4 as the 3rd day for a 3 day preschool week. Of course, the concepts will be a part of his normal day too on the 4th day.

Decisions, decisions...



Darcy said...

This is totally off topic from what you wrote,but I love the Victorian style graphics you choose for your sidebar titles. I've used a couple of those in design elements before - and they are so beautiful...
like watercolor paintings.

Anyway - love the spruce. it's a subtle, but beautiful, change.

one l michele said...

I would keep the same number of days a week that you use for your dd. Once your ds gets started, he'll likely insist on doing school the days your dd does.

I also would not skip lessons. Even though new material is introduced only on days 1, 3, and 5, this program is very meaty and advanced compared to other Pre-K curriculum that I've previewed. So if you do lessons 1, 2, 3, 4 week 1, just do lessons 5, 6, 7, 8 week 2.

Book 2 is learning to form numbers/letters and simple addition/subtraction.

Alycia said...

I like the 3 day, atleast for starting out. good luck!

christinemm said...

I just need to share that I am thrilled that you are keeping Danny home with you. I had left a comment months ago in a post where you said you were seriously thinking of putting Danny into a preschool.

That's all I wanted to say.

Have a great day!