Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{pre} schoolin'


We've taken the leap.  If you've been here for a while, you know I have been looking for preschool ideas because we currently don't have one in our town.  This fall, I decided to send out an email to moms of 3-4 year olds in our area to see if there was any interest for a preschool co-op.  I wasn't really sure what that would even mean at the time.


And in truth, we're still working through ideas and incorporating them into our preschool.  Right now, our preschool meets on Wednesday mornings 9-12am.  We normally have about 10 kids, ranging in ages from 2-5.  The other moms and I have this great classroom space we are using, a huge basement playroom that we're converting and have already dreamed up decor ideas. {which will involve some chalkboard paint!}  We decided to go with an {loose} alphabet theme, and each week a different mom teaches the lesson, based on a letter of the alphabet!  This works for us because each mom has something unique to bring to the table, and we feel like this gives our kids a variety, while spreading out the lesson planning and teaching among all the moms.  It is cool how unique we are:  we have a kindergarten teacher, a yoga instructor, a photographer, a physical therapist, ranching wives -- and all mamas to our sweet little ones.


While I'm a high school history teacher by trade, I'm enjoying the challenge of planning and teaching to preschoolers.  And even more than that, the kids are wild about their school!  We really feel like we've created something pretty special, and can't wait to watch it bloom and grow!

Any schoolers out there?  Share what you're doing this year!!


  1. I have done preschool like this with a couple of my kids. It is a great experience to really see what they're learning and to see their growth throughout the year. Also fun to see the "school" itself change from year to year as you figure out what works. Good luck! :)

  2. Thanks Amy! So sweet!! :) That's why we are loving the flexibility, too!