Guess what? We’re still working through our Mother Goose Time A to Zoo Animals box. I can’t even believe it! This is our very first experience with structured curriculum and we’re finally starting to get into a routine.
We had lots of fun today with Mother Goose Time. If you missed my last post, the theme for this month is Art Studio and we’ve been making stuff every day. This month’s curriculum is set up a lot differently than most. It has more of a summer camp feel to it.
Today was the day, y’all! We finally got everything organized for July. The theme for this month is Art Studio. And this is definitely one of the reasons I love Mother Goose Time. So much awesome packed in one little yellow school bus box! While the little guy was napping this afternoon, I worked on getting everything punched out and laminated. Check out all the financial literacy and character-building included in this month’s kit. Love it! Can’t wait to tell the little guy the story about Falco.
We did something totally different this week with Mother Goose Time. I wanted to see what would happen if I switched things up around here. For the last few months, there have been at least a few days a week that the little guy and I work from 1 PM to 6 PM. This week, I decided to try to squeeze in a lesson first thing in the morning.
As a child, I spent endless hours drawing and painting. I loved coloring and playing with Play-Doh. Back then, I was perfectly content to just create and definitely more wrapped up in the process than anything else. The product was far less important to me, which is probably true for most little kids.
We’ve finished up our first week of A to Zoo Animals and of course the little guy’s favorite thing about Mother Goose Time is definitely the “tray play” ideas that are in our Little Goose Teacher Guide. They’re awesome! I thought it’d be fun to give you a peek into what we’ve been up to this week, a recap of sorts, at least as far as the “tray plays” go.
My little zookeeper must really love his job because he did double-duty today. The Day 3 topic was C is for Camel, which meant lots of sand for us to play with. This zoo manager mama was totally on top of things and had all of our Mother Goose Time stuff already set up. Go me!
We’re a few days further with our A to Zoo Animals box from Mother Goose Time and of course still lovin’ it! The topic for Day 2 was B is for Bird and included lots of feathery fun. The little guy and I started the morning with our calendar and weather as usual and put the letter B on our alphabet tree.
We managed to work our way through Day 1 and all I can say is wow! Mother Goose Time has literally thought of everything. This is definitely a full Preschool curriculum and then some. I can’t even wrap my head around all the awesome stuff we did. I thought it’d be fun to share a peek into our first day of “Tot School” with Mother Goose Time as well as talk about what we learned.
It’s Box Day, y’all! Not too long ago I mentioned that we’re gearing up for our first year of Preschool and of course our curriculum is showing up a little at a time. Obviously, I’m using the term curriculum loosely. You’ll see why in a minute.