Read what I'm doing with all of this at the end of the post :)
My thoughts on lesson planning- I pick and choose from tons of different sources. I don't like having a set curriculum, not even when teaching full-time. ;)
I try to do a variety of different things and topics.
I have mapped out until June, I like having a plan. Some people can just wing-it, I can't. I forget about things I need and want to do.
Will following along with Tot School cost me money?
Yes, but not as much as pre-school or daycare. Most of the time I use easily accessible items.
Books can be checked out at the library. I find books at Target, Wal~Mart and dollar stores. I don't remember what themes I'm doing always, so I just buy random books.
Are somethings nice to have though?? Like a laminating machine. No you don't need one, but they aren't all that expensive though. Most things can be used in a plastic sheet protector or plastic sleeve.
You can get both at Dollar Tree.
Do I print off my poems/songs/fingerplays?
Nope! I bring them up usually on my phone or Froglet's iPad. I resist turning on the computer in the mornings because I will get sucked in lol But sometimes I do and I use it quickly and close it when we're done.
Do I do everything I plan for?
Nope lol I plan painting but often skip it lol I'm getting better. :)
Do you have to do everything I planned?
What would you like to see more of or less of?
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All from the Dollar Tree:
Top left- see through plastic cups for the light table Green, blue, pink, and purple. Some *might* call them shot glasses, but I don't drink, so to the light table they go!
The numbers are for a calendar.
Note pad- pink butterfly, blue fish, green frog for name recognition.
Black Paw Patrol is a chalkboard- because what's old becomes new again lol
Barn- it's a farm scene
Red dish is Paw Patrol container.
Red and Blue horseshoes are magnets
We are huge Paw Patrol fans :)
No plans this week, I have to work, so stay tuned to the big kids blog for cool photos!