Last Friday we went to a local farm as a preschool. Outside of the raging allergies that occurred we had a wonderful time! The kids chased sheep in the pasture (aka diarrhea field as Mason called it. nice), fed horses, carried eggs from the chicken coop around, yelled at the cows and climbed fences. We ended our time at farm with a picnic. What a great way to start the weekend. More fun memories with our preschool co-op and friends!
And even on the farm, we still go potty…
We are studying the farm the next 2 weeks in preschool. This evening we happened to be having dinner with friends who live out in the country. On our drive to their house we passed a lot of cows and horses. Perfect to go with our farm theme! As we were sharing with Daddy all that we learned about the farm, Mason informed us that if he was a cow we wouldn’t have to go the store anymore for milk. We could just squish his udders. And we wouldn’t have to mow the grass anymore because he would eat it. Him being a cow would save us a lot of time!
Yes Mason, this sounds like a great. Do you think you could be a cow/chicken hybrid? Because eggs would be awesome!
Mason, you make me laugh.
We are very blessed and thankful for the the preschool situation that we have worked out for our family. We get to do it some great friends, it’s fun, relaxed and hey can you believe it the kids are even learning something!
There are 4 families involved with 4 eager and energetic 4 year olds ready to go! And don’t forget about the 6 other siblings (all girls) that are a part of our time in one way or another. There is one older sister and 5 younger sisters that like to get their hands in the mix as well. Mondays is school day for us for about 2 hours. We rotate who hosts and teaches preschool while the other moms help out. We have been working our way through the alphabet, a letter a week. Today was letter “V” so we are moving right along. Also, we have chosen a variety of fun topics to teach the kids like: ocean, safety, harvest, 5 senses, space, health & nutrition, feelings and manners and farm. Right now we are talking about Easter and planning a fun Easter dinner when the dads will join us.
I have enjoyed doing home school preschool more than I thought I would. I like the planning part and thinking of creative ways to teach new concepts to the kids. I like to be on this adventure with my friends. It’s not just Mason that is having fun but me too. I like to watch Mason learn. I like to see him get excited when learns something new for the first time and help him when he is challenged. And bonus, my girls think they are in school too and love it!
It’s been a great experience for our whole family and yes, one more thing we will miss when we move. Here are some pics from today’s preschool.
Starting off with circle time
Learning the Easter story through a cooking project
Matching letters to the sounds they make
Playing a math game out in the sunshine
The little girls are keeping busy too!
Well it’s official we have a preschooler in the house. We are doing a preschool co-op with 3 other families from our church you each have one 4 year old. There are 3 rowdy boys and 1 sweet girl that make up our little preschool. We’ve only done 2 weeks (one day each) but so far the kids love it and us Moms are enjoying it to as we figure it out along the way. Our goal is to make it fun, flexible and a place to learn while they play. Mason loves it! You can tell he feels very important and BIG because “he goes to school now”. He’s a great listener and learner, which I already knew but fun to see in a different setting. The first morning was an adjustment for all of us so there we the expected melt downs from all 3 of my kids. But day #2 was much better for Mase and girls are still adjusting to other mommies watching them while their own Mommy is in the next room:) But it’s great because there are 2 other little girls close to their age to play with and so much of what we are trying to do with the BIG kids the little girls can do too.
I’m excited to be a part of Mason’s learning experience. To see him learn and try new things for the first time. To see him learn from others and teach others. To see him do well and to see him fail. I’m thankful that I can be there to celebrate with him and to comfort him when he needs it. I’m thankful I can be a part of laying a foundation for him that will prayerfully lead him to a life that glorifies God. This is a great adventure to be on!