Are you interested in beginning homeschool, but aren't sure where to start? Are you looking for a way to prepare your child for public or private kindergarten? Do you run a home daycare or teach a preschool class?
If the answer is "yes", then ThreeSchool was created just for you!
I created ThreeSchool after searching for the "perfect program" to use with my toddler. I had three criteria for my search. The perfect home preschool curriculum would be AFFORDABLE, EASY TO IMPLEMENT, and FOCUSED ON BOOKS & PLAY! While I saw a lot of great stuff on my search, I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to create my own program.
This all-year curriculum couples my love of great children’s literature and picture books with the research-proven method of learning through play. This curriculum takes elements from public school classrooms, early learning standards, the Montessori method, and great preschools I have observed, and mixes them all together into what I believe is an easy, engaging, and thorough way to begin your homeschooling journey or get your child ready for “real” kindergarten. This curriculum is perfect for moms of one child, moms with kids of all ages, home daycares, and yes, even public or private preschools! Each ThreeSchool activity can easily be adapted to preschoolers at multiple levels of learning and using whatever supplies you have available.
Each month of ThreeSchool includes four weeks of lesson plans, an activity guide with tons of full-color printables, flashcards, a carefully curated Spotify playlist, and both required and recommended children’s books.
Each day you'll start with Morning Meeting, spend some time freely playing in Learning Centers, have One-on-One time to practice specific skills, read carefully chosen books in Story Time, sing and dance during Music & Movement, and explore science and social studies concepts during Discovering my World.
In September, you'll learn routines and procedures, discover what makes each child special, and explore your five senses. You'll focus on the letter M, the color yellow, and counting and identifying numerals.
In October, you'll learn all about communities, practice fire safety, explore spiders, and read about Halloween. You'll focus on the letters T & P, circles, the color purple, and counting and identifying numerals.
In November, you'll learn about the rainforest, reptiles and other animals, and the science of rain. You'll focus on the letters A & R, squares, the color green, and counting with 1:1 Correspondence and identifying numerals.
In December, you'll learn about winter and weather. You'll explore arctic animals and how they stay warm. You'll focus on letters S, D, & U, review shapes, and study the color white. You'll practice counting with one-to-one correspondence and identifying numerals.
In January, you'll learn about birds, and focus on letters B, N, and E, ovals and the color red, you'll learn and practice AB patterns and study penguins, owls, and bird life cycles.
In February, you'll explore different nursery rhymes and do unique STEM activities to go with them. You'll cover the water cycle, simple machines, and learn about bears. You'll learn about the letters H, V, and I, and well as hearts and the color pink. You'll practice sorting objects by one, two, and three qualities. You'll also practice sequencing nursery rhymes by putting events in the order they happened.
In March, you’ll cover ocean life, study ocean zones, and be introduced to density with sinking and floating activities. You'll be introduced to conservation and taking care of the environment. You’ll dip your toes into data collection and graphing. You’ll study the letters O, W, and F, the star shape, and the color blue.
In April, you’ll learn all about the desert and the animals that live there. You’ll measure with standard and non standard units. You’ll learn all about adaptations and how different animals use their adaptation for survival. You’ll learn what a habitat is, and study the color orange and the shape diamond. You’ll also work on following step-by-step directions
In May, you’ll focus on farm life. You’ll learn about the passage of time by covering days, months, and clocks. You’ll learn about the life cycles of plants and chickens, and spend time learning about gardening. You’ll spend a special week comparing and contrasting stories with the Little Red Hen. You’ll study the color brown, triangles, and seeds!
In June, the final month of ThreeSchool, you’ll go on a safari of learning. You’ll study food chains, animal tracks, learn about Africa, and what different animals eat when you study food chains, carnivores and herbivores. Letters Z, E, and Y will wrap up your study of the alphabet, and you’ll learn about the colors black and grey, and be introduced to the concept of fractions.
If you'd like to see some of the material, please download the preview document for FREE! It contains the ThreeSchool getting started guide, and the lesson plans and activity guide for Week 1 of September. Checking out the preview file is great way to determine if ThreeSchool will work for your family!
If you still have questions, I welcome contact at email@example.com. I am eager to hear about how ThreeSchool is working for your family and any suggestions you might have to make it fit in more seamlessly with your lives.
There is MUCH MORE TO COME from ThreeSchool. In the future, look for:
ThreeSchool ANYTIME: begin preschool at home with no month/holiday limitations so you can do it on your own schedule. Estimated date of availability is January 2019. This will repeat the same themes and many activities from ThreeSchool, with holidays and seasonal pieces omitted and replaced with others.
ThreeSchool for Fours: The next step in the ThreeSchool journey. Estimated August 2019. This curriculum will omit holidays and seasonal pieces so you can truly begin at any time and work around your family’s schedule!
The Way to Jesus ThreeSchool Add-on: Bible stories, activities, crafts, and snack ideas that line up with what you're learning each month
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