We toured a preschool for Henry a couple of weeks ago and although he will not be attending, we decided to proceed with preschool at home this year. This has Henry in a huge frenzy of excitement! We went school supply shopping and when we got home he opened everything and packed it into it's proper places in his backpack.
He then proceeded to run in huge circles around the bar in our kitchen, trying to burn off that extra excitement that had bubbled over. It was adorable. I wish every kid got this excited about school! (And I hope he will always have a desire to learn like this too.)
Technically our first week started yesterday, but we've been working on a few things since last week. Henry has finished all the tracing exercises that were in his workbook and yesterday we decorated the cover of his journal for the year as well as hanging a calendar, weather board, and alphabet chart.
We introduced letters yesterday and today we are introducing shapes. Tomorrow it will be numbers and on Thursday it will be colors. Fridays are going to be field trip and service days for us so I'm going to try to keep actual 'lessons' to a minimum. Next week will start our actual 'lessons' as this week we're more or less just getting used to the idea of having a school routine and going over what we will be learning this year.