Wednesday, August 19, 2009

School ideas...

Thanks for all your great ideas about schoolin' the toddler...

I think I'm going to go with this particular website for the basic school plan. What I like about it is that I can click on a specific shape, color, alphabet letter, etc., and it gives me coloring pages, activities, and crafts to do for that. I think we'll start with shapes, move on to colors, and then head to numbers and the alphabet. I'm not sure how I'll structure the time yet, but I want to make sure to have a craft and some music and movement in there. I'm hoping that our "school day" will be something he'll look forward to all week, something a little more structured and exciting than the ordinary.

I'm also planning to work something else into his routine. When I was teaching toddlers, one of our daily activities was finding the colored shapes. I had cut a bunch of different colored, large shapes out of construction paper, and I'd laminated them. Wish I could find them now. But anyhoo, I would throw them all around the room, and then I'd have the class bring them to me. I'd hold each one up as it was brought, and I'd say, "Purple circle!," etc. They loved this game every time. Eventually, some of them could bring me a circle if I asked them to find me one, or they'd bring me something purple. You get the idea. I'm hoping this will help Seth, since at this point, if you ask him, everything is blue. =)

Now, if Evan would sit and watch a little more during the mornings, it'd be easier to implement all these grand plans. What a baby cuddlebug I have! We'll see how it goes... =) I'll let you know when I get started.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Emma still doesn't know her colors. She knows shapes much better than colors. She'll get about 1/3 right when we work on. But that's something we're working on this fall too!
Have fun!!