Friday, June 4, 2010

First Week

This was our first week of "preschool" and it went pretty well. "Tot school" is another story, but I will post about that later! We are doing the Raising Rock Star Preschool Curriculum and I am adding in other activities as well. Since this is our first week, we started with the letter L. Abby is 4 years, 10 months.

Here is a picture of our board. We sat in the floor every day to go over our memory verse, life application, song, key cards, easy reader, and to read the L story from the ABC bible verses book. Both of my girls loved it!

After our sit down work, we would move to the table to do the activities with the curriculum, and some of our other activities. Here is Abby cutting apart some of her L cards. She has loved practicing her scissor skills. We did the curriculum pretty much as written, except that I condensed it to 4 days instead of 5. Abby has memorized the verse, can read the easy reader (which she is so proud of), and even learned the life application list. I can't say enough about this program. I love it! I became a member so we have access to the Power Point slides. I haven't done it yet, but plan to this weekend.

Our other activities included ABC identify and match, Play Doh, stringing beads, shape and color bingo, shape puzzle, number file folder game and probably some of things that I can't think of right now!

We also did the L craft from Totally Tots. It didn't go as well as I thought but I'll try again next week!

The other activity we did was a mission related story and activity. We read "Cool Drink of Water" by Barbara Kerley. It is a National Geographic book and has a lot of pictures from around the world. We read the book and talked about how people live all over the world, not just around us. And then we talked about how all those people need water, just like us. We found the locations of where the pictures were taken on a small world map and marked them with small stickies. Then I told her that those people not only need water, they need Jesus. And the Bible tells us that Jesus is the living water. I read a small section of the story of the woman at the well. I briefly talked about how missionaries go all over the world to tell people about Jesus. It went pretty well. She seemed to understand and she really liked finding the locations on the map that matched the pictures.

That was our week. Not a bad start and I have learned a lot about what she can and can't do and how I need to be even more organized! Check out the other posts at Preschool Corner!


  1. For a first week, I'd say you got off to an amazing start! Keep it up!

  2. I love what Carisa is doing with the Raising Rock Stars ~ you are going to love what she has in store! :)

  3. Haven't heard of that Curriculum, I'll have to check it out!

  4. Yay! I am just now seeing RRSP pop up in blog posts, I am so excited! Thanks for sharing, I am so glad you like it and are able to use it!

    ;-) Carisa