So today was our first day of our Kindergarten Summer Readiness program. I didn't do a whole lot of advertising because I preferred to explore with this idea with children who I know and who know me. So, if it goes as well as today :-) I most likely will be entertaining this summer program idea again for next year. We had so much fun today...I saw so many smiles! The 3 hours flew past! We moved in a relatively quick manner so I didn't stop to take high quality pictures. I did take a few snap shots and most are off center and so on but it'll give you an idea of the activity. Here are the following areas I hope to cover each session. I plan about 15 minutes for each category. Today we had about 15 min. left at the end (because we didn't do the coloring parts of the activities---that's good to send home and do) so we went outside.
High Frequency Word Booklet
Large Motor + educational concept (I can see this being math but not putting that in stone!)
Listen and Do
Scissors (related to the activities we did)
Fine Motor (extra, beyond writing).
So today I allowed Aaron to continue on his art as he's the oldest and well past what we were doing. But he couldn't stay away, the other kids were squealing and laughing...all because Ms. Amber/mom was making a mistake. They love it when adults make "mistakes". :-P