Planning for next year

It’s hard to believe, but Thing 1 will be 3 years old this fall.  My sweet, adorable baby will be starting preschool this fall.

In a manner of speaking.

I’ve already come up with a tentative four-day schedule that combines stories, music, songs and pre-school skills.   Each day’s “studies” should take about an hour, plus playtime and teatime.  Our day will start with “circle time,” when start with a candle and drum.  The candle’s colors will be chosen for the season and appropriate time on the Jewish calendar.  Afterwards will be a song and davening.  Following circle time will be a reading, preschool skills, craft/cooking/block play to classical music, another reading, and Jewish studies (aleph-bet and stories from the Tanach).  Then, the rest of the day will be spent in “masterly inactivity” at a local park (weather permitting) followed by “tea time,” which will include poetry.

I’ll be pulling my materials from the Ambleside Online Year 0 list.  For the Jewish Studies, I’ll be asking for help from a homeschool-friendly source, who shall remain nameless (let’s just call him my Ivrit connection). 

Time to start gathering materials.  Now for a name.  Still need to think of one….suggestions will be helpful.

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