What do you think about this for Pre-K schedule?

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What do you think about this for Pre-K schedule?

Postby anna.hettick » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:49 pm

Just wanted to know what everyone thought about this for our Pre-K schedule. We have been doing something like this since the end of August and it takes us about 1-1 1/2 hrs to do all this. I was going to do a Main theme each month and have mini themes each week (Month theme: Fall/Thanksgiving, mini themes: apples& pumpkins, thanksgiving, leaves, etc.)

Story Time (T)
Calendar/Weather Time
Song Time
Bible Story Time
Bible Story worksheet/coloring page (M, W)
Bible Story Craft (F)
1-2 letter worksheets (M, T, W, F)
Song Time
1-2 number worksheets (M, W, Th, F)
Alphabet Flashcards (T)
Number Flashcards (Th)
Song Time
1-2 Opposites worksheets (T)
1-2 Shape/Color worksheets (Th)
Activity or Craft Time
Educational Game Time (computer, hand held, file folder)
Educational DVD Time (W, F)

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Postby Lily » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:50 am

To be honest, it doesn't sound like something that I would feel comfortable with. It seems heavy on the age-inappropriate work (flash cards, worksheets, rote memorization...) and not enough discovery or play based work - games, activities, etc. Littles thrive when they have more than one sense involved in their learning experiences, or when it's all integrated. Writing and sitting so much isn't an age appropriate skill yet.
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Postby Jazzy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:32 am

We are way more relaxed than that and tend to stay away from flashcards, etc. during the younger ages. BUT, if the schedule is working for both you and your child, I think it's fine. Just make your daughter is enjoying it, and make sure you don't burn yourself out.

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Postby Darlin77 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:03 pm

I would make sure you are getting enough "discovery" play time too. However, I think flashcards/worksheets can play a role also. Just don't overdo it or they will burn out. I think the best learning experiences are when they don't even realize they're learning. I think your monthly/mini theme idea is really good.
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