Monday, August 22, 2011

Starting School

Since today is the first day of school, I figured it would be appropriate to talk about Jeffrey's current school plans. He was accepted into a great MDO program that's right by us, but we decided to forfeit our spot. It just wasn't worth paying the money for it at this time. Instead, he's taking another year at Little Gym, which he loves, and doing his learning at home! This may or may not be foreshadowing into his future, but only time will tell on that one. I've decided to do the Letter of the Week Preparatory curriculum. I like how it's structured for me but not really for them, which is good. I mainly want Jeffrey to continue playing and learning by exploring, but this gives me great ideas and activities to do with him. He's getting increasingly harder to stimulate and gets bored very easily. We're going on vacation this weekend, so we'll be starting up on September 5. I'll make sure to take a picture :)

In the meantime, I've been testing the waters with a few different activities, like sorting colors or identifying letters (I write a letter on the MagnaDoodle, and he finds the matching letter from his magnets). He LOVES doing it; he's always so happy to be challenged. I cannot wait to start this up with him. First unit: cows!

3 comments:

Kristin said...

I LOVE THIS. Please keep us updated on your homeschool preschool! I am very interested in doing something similar. I am checking out the curricula now for 1 year olds :)

mtendere said...

Thanks for posting this! That sounds like fun. Maybe we can do it together?

imavera said...

We're starting Sep. 5!