I run our “preschool” based on a 3 day a week program, with 8 workboxes.
I find my daughter works best if I sneak a snack (ooh, that’s fun to say) into one of the boxes too, but that’s probably because I don’t get around to doing school till almost lunchtime!
If there are online activities or printables, I’ve included links to those. Any craft or idea that is not my own, I do not feel comfortable packaging with the curriculum! Please inform me if any of the links are broken!
I typically begin the day with a “preschool page.” This comes from a standard preschool workbook that I tear out. You can pick them up virtually anywhere, including the dollar store!
“Walk Beside Me” obviously refers to my curriculum. I generally schedule 9 worksheets from my curriculum in a week, though I create anywhere from 8-11 in a set. This gives me room to be a little flexible.
The Tracing/Cutting/Pasting activities I picked up at a great deal from Sam’s Club, but you can also order them from Amazon. These books are darling and Nicole loves them.
BOB Books refers to the amazing early reader books that teachers praise. Again, another score from Sam’s Club (mine came with two sets for not much more than the price of one set), and Nicole is doing really well with them. We do one book a week, same book each day. When she is finished with the Beginning Set I think I will go back and repeat them at least once before moving on to the Advanced Beginning Set.
A sensory bin is a bin of… stuff that your child can play in. In some weeks, I have listed a specific sensory bin idea or activity, others are pretty open-ended. For C is for Colors, you could put lots of colorful items in for your child to explore, perhaps with rainbow colored rice! Google sensory bin and you will come up with more than enough ideas!
You do not have to have anything that I’ve purchased for my school to make your school work! My husband will be the first to tell you I’m addicted to school supplies! (My bank statement would verify this.) However, if you tellyour husband that you “need” this stuff to do the Walk Beside Me Preschool Curriculum–a completelyfree preschool, you might add–then I’ll back you 100%. Just send him my way! Also, if you purchase through my Walk Beside Me store, you help fund this stay at home mom project!
I’m also not the Preschool Police, and will have no issue if you adapt to your own needs. However, if you share this without linking back to my site, or claim it as your own… then I’ll have issues. Wait, I have issues. But I will not be happy! Please don’t share the download link only, please refer back to this page.
Any questions? Any thoughts? Any ideas? Any input?