Preschool is freaking expensive.
There you have it. That’s reason number one as to why I’ve chosen to “homeschool” my children. Yes, I put homeschool in quotations because I’m not really using a curriculum and it’s all based on what they do best.
We just moved to a new state a few months ago and we just wanted to enjoy our time with the kids this summer. And if I’m being completely honest here, I didn’t even have any type of schooling for the kids on the brain. Then I had friends from where we came from and a couple here that were asking me:
“Are you going to be putting A into Preschool?”
Well Susan, I never really thought about it. But I’m going to look into it. BAM. Prices are no joke. Yes, that’s my number one motivator in choosing to homeschool. And there’s nothing wrong about it. My kids are 1 & 3. I really don’t think it’s all that necessary for US to put them into a school and pay all of that extra money. I mean, my kids socialize plenty when it comes to church, the daycare at the gym (I’m there almost daily), and seeing other kids for play dates. Trust me. They’re socialized!
Anyway…this is a post about their first day of school! We didn’t do a whole ton but you bet your rear that I got some photos of them! We started a bit later. Second week of September to be exact. Most kids started in August or the first week of September and that’s the cool thing about homeschooling: flexibility. We had company in town for a few days when I had originally planned to start but I didn’t want to start and then have to change it up again right away. One of the big subjects we are working on is having a routine!
The first day (and week) went great. The kids attention spans are about what I had expected. 30-45 minutes of semi-structured playtime and it was great! A even loved working in his little workbooks. So, I can’t complain!
For their “lesson plan” of the day, we really did just do some playing around. I love letting the kids play with stickers. It helps them to work on their fine motor skills. And while they are picking out stickers, we can work on letters and colors as well. I ask them what colors they are and what not. Although we didn’t do a whole bunch, we had fun.
And the best part about doing school with the kids is that when I say, “Hey! It’s time to get ready to do school!”
They are so excited. That’s a total win in my book.