Emelyn and I have started Mommy School and have been working on it casually over the last 2 weeks. Alison, the creator of Mommy School, is generous enough to allow you to download her packets for free. She is gradually adding letters, and since we are taking about 2 weeks for each letter, I think we’ll be ok for a while! The packet includes ideas for art, science, math, activities, songs, snacks, books and also include links to print outs and some print outs of her own. We had a great time with the “M for Monster” pack over the last couple of weeks. I sat down a while back and mapped out which activities we’d do each day as well as a list of supplies needed. Emelyn and I went shopping for all the supplies at one time and I tried to make as many preparations before as I could. I wound up typing up each days activities and slipping them along with any print outs into page protectors into a binder. Once we are finished with a letter, I slip any additional supplies I had along with any pre-made activities into the pockets and plan to pass it on to my sister so she can use it for my niece.
We are being very laid back and casual, having lots of fun. In addition to “M,” we’ve done activities with the number 8 and squares. Some of the stuff takes a bit more preparation than others, like the flannel board activities, but its all fun and worth it! Here are some of our activities over the last couple of weeks:
One of our first activities was to search for colored google eyes in play dough and sort them onto colored monsters. Em enjoyed this and after finding them all, she glued them onto each monster and counted the eyes.
We did plenty of other activities over the couple of weeks but didnt’ take photos. Next, we are moving on to “I for Insect!”