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!