Two days of Maxwell’s Mother’s Day Out program are in the books and my little guy is loving sharing with friends, learning new songs, and creating crafts with his teachers.
We still do about 30 minutes of homeschool every morning and 30 minutes after school when Maxwell makes his “school poster” where he dictates to me what he did and learned at school. When the school sends home his work from the week (which is just two days-Tuesday and Thursday). We spend time discussing each item and displaying them on his school wall. I’m still brainstorming ideas for storing the work and posters. He’ll recap everything again for Daddy later on tonight.
Compelling questions and prompts are key to making this a rich activity.
-Tell me about a time you felt funny/happy/sad/proud/excited today
-Describe your lunch for me.
-What did your friends eat?
-Could you sing me a song you sang today?
-What books did you read? Could we act them out?
-Tell me about a time you shared something. How did you feel?
This line of questions will garner richer dialog than the old “How was your day?” Plus, it’ll get them used to telling you about their day in a detailed way that could be helpful if issues at school
More on our first day of Mother’s Day a out on my post Strategies to Increase your little ones Investment and confidence before during and after the first day of school
So happy with first week!