I was a preschool teacher for several years before becoming a mothers, and my educational philosophy for preschool is very simple; it revolves around a lot of reading and a lot of hands on experience.
Preschool Community Helpers Unit
We read a bunch of books about our favorite community helpers (books lists on posts), and went on a lot of field trips. I added a few activities and words as we went, but do not make it harder than it needs to be. Five to ten minutes of structured activity every other day is about all you need in preschool.
- Introduction to Community Helpers; Our Neighborhood
- Farmers- In the Field
- Farmers- In the Orchard
- Dairy Farmers
- Fire Fighters
- Garbage Collectors
- Nurses and Doctors
Tree Study- Preschool- 1st grade
The following lessons are ones I taught in a 5 years old to 1st grade class at my homeschool co-op. Each includes a book, a large group activity, and an art.
- Tree Study Book List
- Tree Roots
- Winter Trees
- Tree Rings, inside a tree trunk
- Spring Blossoms
- Balloon trees: Uses for a Tree
Other Preschool Lesson Plans
- Animal Tracks
- Bird Beaks
- Mixing Primary Colors- Preschool Rainy Day
- Creating a Print Rich Environment for your Preschooler