After weeks of anticipation, many families across the world began a new or another year using the ABCJesusLovesMe Preschool Curriculum the end of August. So after using the program for a few weeks, I wanted to see what moms and teachers had learned about their experience.
Bonnie shared this wisdom on the ABC Jesus Loves Me Facebook Group page.
I have each day planned out to the minute, basically. Very silly thing to do and I was warned about over planning by multiple people, but I think I really had to just do it and learn from my mistake :)
Reading through the objectives in the morning is so huge for me now. I still have our "wish list" to accomplish in a day, but now I know that everyday has it's own flow and I should leave the "catch up" work for the review week!Did you see how she is turning the objectives into normal-day experiences?
And I'm really learning to fit things into our day rather than set aside a specific time for doing things.
Cleaning up toys = great sorting activity!I love how this curriculum has taught me to be more intentional with my kids.
Taking a walk downtown = multiple letter recognition opportunities!
Throwing rocks into the river = discuss deep and shallow!
Waiting in line at the grocery store = reinforce patience character trait!
Learning can happen throughout the day, every day. We can teach science, math, character education, Biblical concepts, reading, and so much more if we will simply take a moment to pull out the learning.
How do you turn normal-day activities into learning?