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#1 of 6 Old 08-19-2013, 07:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for preschool curriculum (or ideas) for my son. He is going to montessori two mornings a week and I would like to continue his learning on the days that he is home. Our decision to put him in montessori was to expand his social skills and also just because we like the approach of montessori. I was browsing the Oak Meadow curriculum, but would love to hear what else is out there. 


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I wouldn't pay for a curriculum for kindergarten or preschool. I would spend the money on materials. Math manipulatives, phonics and letter stamps, games, paints and specialty paper, flannel board stories, and memberships to local kid-friendly outings.

 

My best suggestion is to get an educational catalog (like lakeshore learning) and find what you like.  

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When I did preschool with my son it was very basic.  We did a letter a week, and worked on numbers and colors and basic shapes.  And animals.  Something fun we did was we would take a piece of colored construction paper and glue an outline of the letter on it.  Then we'd glue pasta, or beans or sesame seeds all over the letter.  Then we'd think of something that starts with the letter, print a pic out and glue it on the paper as well.  Then we lined them up on the wall as a border. 

 

We only got to "K" however, because my son started on Starfall at that time and learned all of the other letters all by himself in a week or so and we never finished our border.  I'm doing it with dd this year for preschool...maybe we'll get all the way to "Z" !

 

It's also fun for them to trace letters in pudding smile.gif.

 

I didn't spend much on preschool.  A subscription to Starfall and some paper and glue really.


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You might take a look at letteroftheweek.com or easypeasyhomeschool


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Where do you guys find the curriculum for preschool or any other grade?  I have no idea where to look.  I'm fairly sure we'll be unschooling, but I'd like to take a look at some corriculum anyway, just in case.  

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MaydayMom (I like your name)~the closest we come to a preschool curriculum is Starfall but with dd1 we just bought whatever books looked good to her at the time.
Starsmagik~look at the forum list...somewhere in here there's a "homeschool stuff" review forum to start with.
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