Homeschool Morning Routine: Day 1 (what actually happened)

Before Class
-Got dressed
-Ate breakfast and discussed expectations
We sit
We listen
Free choice play AFTER homeschool
Posters stay ON the wall
Homeschool tools/toys are special
Yes, the Toy Story round of crew can attend class
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Class

-Hello Song
(Tune: Frere Jacques)
Hello____, Hello____
How are you? How are you?
Do a little jumping, and a little clapping
Turn around and sit down.

-Pledge of Allegiance

-Days of the week song
What day is it? Tomorrow is/ yesterday was…

-Seasons, weather wheel, and weather graph

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-Count days of the month
-Continue calendar pattern

-0 through 120 chart (I have 119 days to figure out what I meant when I said we will have a “number party” on the 12th day

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-Song break: Shake my Sillies Out

-Nursery Rhyme: Jack Be Nimble
Touch the words with pointer
Circle letter J
-Play “jump over the candle stick”
Boys take turns jumping over block as sing rhyme and insert the boys name’s
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-Color song (neither boy liked-won’t do again)

-Maxwell teaches Patrick colors and shapes
Uses pointer and helps Patrick find the colors and shapes I ask

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-High frequency word review and magnetic letter match
Read high frequency words (make matching animal sounds with a Patrick)

-Music time
Three high energy songs from “Music together” with instruments
Maxwell helped Woody the way I helped Patrick

-Alphabet Song
Using pointers and letter line on wall
A for Apple a a a…
-Story
Maxwell chooses book from book caddy

-Goodbye song
-Snacks/mommy finally gets coffee


After Class Reflections (keeping it real)
Patrick had zero interest in the puzzles I got him and generally roamed around shaking bells and maracas until we could loop him in with a song. He also pulled any number of toys off of the shelf and was devastated at the injustice of not being allowed to rip the calendar down.

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The dogs also caused a good deal of distraction barking at every squirrel, jogger, and trash truck that passed. This wouldn’t have been as much of a problem had Maxwell not insisted that they attend school too. So, they were never more than three feet away.

It took about 50 minutes, but I’m thinking it’ll tighten up as we do it more often.

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