Earlier in the year, I was going back and forth on what to do about Little Dude and Preschool. At the time, my pickings were slim due to a lack of transportation. Since the summer began, I have been driving Chris to work, which really opens up the possibilities of what I can do with the kids. It's not the greatest drive, but at the same time it's not the worst.
Anyway, back to preschool. Before I had the car all day, I decided to homeschool Little Dude. I figure I have been working with kids for years and I have a education degree, so why not. Plus it will save us a lot of money.
I know one of the big concerns with homeschooling is interaction with other kids. I have that covered!! Firstly, Little Dude has GG. They may not be the same age, but together they (sometimes) learn how to compromise, work together, etc. Our local library is also a wonderful place to interact. There is always something going on there for any age. Storytimes, themed parties, all kinds of stuff. Just going out in public can lead to interaction with other kids his age, especially the playground!
So, for the past week or so I have been getting stuff ready. I have the alphabet on the wall. Laminated, of course, to keep it safe. I have activity books and flash cards stashed away. And I found this great web site with a ton of ideas and lessons. We started our lessons today beginning with the letter "A". He already knows the letter because it's in his name, he just didn't seem to get the correct name. "A" is not really called "up, down, line across"! Then we made ants going up a letter "A" ant hill, and we ended with a letter search. That's the same thing as a word search, but with letters and not words.
It is now 6 hours later and he is pointing out the letter "A" all over the place! I am so proud of my little man! He caught on faster than I thought (sometimes he doesn't seem to be paying attention and then he surprises you).