Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Preschool Dilemma

What to do? What to do?

I have been struggling for a while trying to decide what to do for my boys.

Monkey is 4, and during the school year attends preschool. In the fall he will go everyday, half-day, and one full day a week. He absolutely loves doing trays with me (click link to learn more about tot-trays at 1+1+1=1.) We started a little over a year and a half ago, and he loves it.  I am just not sure where to go from here. He loves doing work sheets, cutting, gluing, matching and that sort of thing. Not so keen on writing or coloring. He knows all his letters and their sounds, his numbers, his shapes, most of his colors…


I am just conflicted about what to do with him. What program to follow, or what to do? I would really like to find something I could follow, because although I have plenty of resources I don’t have to time to plan plan plan. But, nothing quite fits. So here lies my struggle. I will keep you posted as I find a solution, if anyone has any great ideas I would definitely appreciate them.


My thoughts are to do 6 trays a day.

1. Monkey needs to work on his puzzle skills. So I should have one tray that is a puzzle.  I could rotate it out every day or so, so he has a new one to work on.

2. I need to have one tray that works on a color. He needs to work on black, white, brown, purple, gray, and pink. So that would be an activity a day. I have a book that I could probably draw activities from for that.

3. I guess we need a math tray. He can count to 12ish. But he has trouble with one-to-one correspondence. So I need to have some type of math tray. I will have to look and see what I can find.

4. I love the activities from Confessions of a homeschooler, for her letter of the week. So I could have one tray a day that focuses on the letter of the week.

5 and 6. I just am not sure. And then, all of this looks like a lot of work, which I really didn’t want. Ugh….

I’ll keep the ideas coming…please help if you read this!


  1. i love starting with stories its simple stuff that goes along with a kids book.

    if your interested email me (its me shannon) and give me a theme and I can email you the activities for that book

    Next week we are using it for all our books super simple activities that teach and don't cost an arm and a leg to make.

  2. Have you thought about following Carisa's Rock Star preschool curriculum? She hasn't down the those colors yet, but I'm sure she will get to them. And she focuses on one letter a week...

  3. Some sort of art project, a game, a special story, a sorting activity, a science experiment...

  4. Thanks Ladies!
    This is why I love blogging, as I was writing it, I was getting ideas. See my latest post for info.
    Fifthstreet mama- love the science experiment idea, we even have a I need to get that out.