This is the first post in a series about sharing what we have used for different subjects over the past 7 years. I thought the best place to start is preschool. Even though I no longer have preschoolers I miss all the fun curriculum. So I wanted to share with you what we used and loved for preschool.
The foundation of our preschool curriculum was the Letter of the Week program from COAH. We would begin our week introducing this weeks’ letter, singing our ABC’s, and putting that letter on our chicka chicka boom boom tree. We would review our days of the week and months of the year by singing the Day of the Week song and The Months of the Year song by A.J. Jenkins. I would start each week reading My First Steps to Reading book for that letter of the week. Each day after that I would read a book that began with the letter of the week. Example: We would read My “a” Book on Monday; Tuesday we would read Berenstains’ A Book. Then on Wednesday we would read Amanda and Her Alligator, and on Thursday we would read Ten Apples Up on Top.
To incorporate science and history we would read books like Apples by Gail Gibbons. Then I would buy different kinds of apples for them to try. We would cut them up and count the seeds. Then we would plant the seeds in a pot to watch them grow.
For art I found a blog called Learn Create Love and we would use one of her printables to make an animal or character that began with the letter of the week. I also loved to use 1+1+1=1’s Q-tip painting Alphabet printables for some extra fun. I have since found Preschool Mom who has some awesome printables also.
We would also use educational toys to reinforce what we were learning. I have included some of my favorites below.
Share what you have used to teach preschool in the comments below.
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