Saturday, August 1, 2009

Preschool Help

So as it turns out, the preschool the girls went to was no longer functioning when I went to get L signed up. So I scrambled looking around, all local ones I could find were filled, or way too much for a miss frugal like me. I even found out about a joy school group in the ward, but they said they were already established and didn't want a new kid (yeah that's the type of ward I live in unfortunately). The gist of it is. I am doing Preschool for L myself this year. I have an idea of what I would like to do based on some great information C's Kindergarten teacher gave me last year. I am planning on doing it three days a week, with one of the days focused on playdate/fieldtrip time, so he is still getting some social networking.
My question is please please please if you know a great website with preschool ideas, a great idea of your own for activities, or a great field trip opportunity in the area that isn't too highly priced, I would love to hear about it (even and especially seasonal things such as: Pumpkin patches around Halloween, or Christmas Festivals (daytime activities). I decided if I paid myself each month for supplies just as if I was paying for a normal priced preschool (or a little less since I don't have to pay me, just for supplies). I hope it works out. I want him to have fun and be prepared for Kindergarten, as well as have some fun friend and mommy time.


Trieste said...

Here are some great websites: computer books with each letter, books with word families loved this site for seasonal and themed books as well as word family fun things to make of each letter with pics of things that start with each letter
I taught Kindergarten for 8 years so I probably have some other sites saved on my school computer...I'll let you know if I can find out some more for you!
For a fall field trip, Cornbelly's was great. I might end up going again this year too! Good luck and let me know if you want any other info.

Trieste said...

My Mom is teaching pre-k this year and this is a site I told her about also:

The Christensen Clan said...

I so wish that we lived close...I would love to have you take fun! Good luck!