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Happy School wrap up

May 21, 2014 | Family Life | 0 comments

Preschool is my favorite thing to teach. The kids are eager to learn & love to do crafts & go on adventures…everything that I love to do too! 
I have had the wonderful chance to do a Mommy-Preschool for all my kids but 1. Each year we have loved getting together with other moms of kids the same age 3-4 & setting up our own curriculum based on the letters & giving each Mom a chance to teach their own way. 
Happy School goes something like this: 
2 days a week (tues/thurs) for 2 hours (9-11am). 
The time usually goes like this: OPEN with singing Happy School song, I like to have them sit on a pillow or rug square in a circle. Teach Letter with books/crafts/adventures. Break around halfway for  play/run time. Snack after playtime & finish up time with crafts/books/more singing/dance party time. 
Curriculum: Each mom teaches a letter for that week & emphasize the shape & color (or Building Character such as; honesty, helpfulness, etc for the month). Every 4 letters we would have a review week & attach a fun field trip or park day that week.
Fun Field Trips: We try to have fun adventures on review weeks or during holiday times. We visited Hee Haw Pumpkin Patch, Heber Creeper Train Station, Duck Pond in Midway & a few Park days. We also had Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines & Easter small parties during the year. 
The kids absolutely LOVE Happy School! 
The name Happy School came from doing preschool with Ambrose & Steph R, Adelaide & Echo A, Eden & Matti P, and Ivy & Ashley M. 
(Happy School 1st Generation)
(Happy School 2nd Generation)
This year we made new friends & new Mom friends too. 
Deakin & Brittany C
Ryker & Leslie A
Carson & Emilee A
London & Becky J
Annabelle & Becky P
Abbie & Marcie R
Julie & Elisa B
 This is the biggest group I’ve done it with, but surprisingly it went quite well. The kids enjoyed each other’s company & had lots of fun learning new things. 
 The kids love to visit & play at each friends house, I feel like having different moms with their different styles helps to widen their ability to absorb more information. 
 Graduation was fun, a little get together with yummy snacks & singing our Happy School song & ABC song. Then we presented the Happy School photo books. Their own special book all about them & their Happy School friends. (We take photos throughout the year & I compile them into an easy photo book made on Walgreens.com. Matti started this tradition & I LOVE IT!)
 These little girls have become great friends. They are too cute! 

 
The friendships that grow are wonderful. I hope that they will continue with these friends through the years….I know a few happy school friendships that are still alive!
 My little Evee so small, but so darling. This year has been great. I can’t wait for next year…..Alphabet Adventures, I’m really excited!

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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

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