(picture to be added)
I also really like this because I was able to add in 4 weeks of no planned school and about 6 weeks of alternate plans(holiday curriculum) and still if I start on the first week of September we will be through in April!! Then we can move on to the next step! Really pretty darned excited about this and soooo glad I found it. I have looked before but for some reason never saw the preparatory part of it.
Aside from curriculum, I have pictures from a fun game we had this weekend. It started out as a ball in the spoon "race". I just wanted to get Monkey moving. (Somedays I swear all he does is sit on the couch with me...I seriously need to be a better influence for him.) So I decided we would bring a couple of baskets downstairs grab a few cooking spoons and practice gross motor skills(balancing) and have fun at the same time. We were to get a ball in a spoon(without touching it-fine motor skills), then balance the ball on the spoon all the way to the other basket. (or the circle) When Monkey wasn't interested in that, Daddy changed the rules. We set a basket by the start line and a tub in the circle and used the spoons to try to make "goals" with the balls. The spoons were equivalent to the hockey stick and the balls were the "pucks". (FYI- if you are going to do this, use SOFT SMOOSHY balls, not the hard kind like we used. Monkey is a tough little guy and doesn't complain too much but I got hit a couple of times and it HURT!) Anyhow we had TONS of fun.