When I decided to do preschool at home, I knew I needed a curriculum. If I chose to fly by the seat of my pants, I know it would not last long. At first I thought I will do my research and create my own. I mean, on of my favorite things is to do is to create printables. But once I started researching I quickly became overwhelmed.
I decided to look into one of my favorite blogs www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com She is beyond amazing, and I completely look up to her! She has a system that she created for her children, called LOTW (Letter of the week). At first I passed by it, because Greyson already knows all of his letters. BUT after looking into it more I saw that it is way beyond learning letters. It will help teach him matching, shapes, writing, Spanish, and SO much more.
I went for it. I know that we will not use everything that came with the download. Greyson is only almost three after all. BUT we will use a lot of it.
A few of my favorite things about it so far are:
- She provides MORE than we will use
- She provides weekly lesson plans WITH (and this is the best part for me) spots for us to do our own activities.
- VERY well thought-out
With the curriculum comes hundreds of pages to print. Therefore, hundreds of pages to organize. So this is what I came up with.
Inside I made a file folder for each letter.
Each folder has the contents from Confessions Of A Homeschooler, and the front of the folder I paper clipped the weekly lesson plan.
And just as a sample this is what the inside of the folder looks like for the Letter A:
Hopefully this system will help keep us organize and on track the next 26 weeks.
I also feel like I should note that I am not going to “push” Greyson. I know he is young, and I want 100% of this next 26 weeks to be fun for Greyson. I am going to focus mostly on Art. I want to create more with him.
Disclaimer- Confessions of a Homeschooler has no idea who I am, or that I am using her curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.