Preschool Preview: File Folder Games & Puzzles

This is the last of my preschool preview posts before moving on to real school!  Ryan is super excited.  I can’t hardly keep him away from the activities that I am preparing for his first week.  He wants to do them right now. A friend of mine asked if I could laminate the pieces of this Paint Brush Color Match file folder game for her son.  I went ahead and made one for Ryan, too, since I already had the laminator fired up.  He enjoyed it, but he is pretty solid on his colors already.  It was a good opportunity for him to practice being gentle with his activities though.  I spent a long time making this, and he’s crazy if he thinks I am going to let him destroy it in thirty seconds. The next thing we tried is one of the six piece puzzles from the Letter of … Keep reading…

Our New Schoolroom in Action

We kicked off our first school day post daylight savings time with smiling faces. I was pretty excited about trying out the new schoolroom layout.  The boys spent a lot of playtime at this table over the weekend.  They really seem to enjoy being together nowadays. The day went just about as well as I could have hoped.  We started out with some group time consisting of a prayer, short Bible story, calendar songs, and a poem.  The poem is for Alex’s memory work.  He has mastered the Glory Be, Hail Mary, and Our Father, so we are going to move on to something less familiar. Alex’s first workbox was handwriting.  I was worried that Ryan would not keep his hands on his own side of the table, but he did great.  I only had to get onto him about that once.  By the time we were ready to start … Keep reading…