The beginning of September brings to mind school days, and the Farm Fresh Family loves a bit o’ schoolin’.
Our preschool pretty much revolves around books. Have I mentioned how much we love the library? And books? This would be our library cabinet–which I organized for this picture.
Normally they are all stacked hither and yon because of our small picker-uppers, but at least they’re in there. I wanted you to be able to see what we’re reading if you’re so inclined. Having a library cabinet helps ensure no books get lost. I also check our account online before going to the library to make sure we have them all so I rarely have to pay a fine.
We go to story hour on Fridays, where they have a toddler time in one room and a preschool group in another. The bookmobile also comes to our house every other Tuesday, so I put books I want to read on hold and essentially they get delivered. Yay!
A lot of the books I’ll have waiting for me next time are ideas from the Montessori catalogue that just came in the mail and a from searching “children’s classics” in listmania on Amazon.
These are auxiliary to the Sonlight curriculum for four/fives, which basically involves ummm…reading.
We do additional activities too, pretty much on a “when I feel like it” basis. We listen to children’s songs and to hymns. We do some dancing DVD’s. We play outside. We do math lessons. We do art activities. We learn about science. We do seasonal crafts.
We have a lot of reasons for home education, but the main one is our overarching goal. We want to raise our children to love and follow Jesus, to have a biblical world view, and to change the world for Him. I truly hope and pray that keeping them in the fold instead of turning them over to others for 8 hours a day will help accomplish that.