Lovegirl’s birthday is September 8. This means that she is – and will always be – one of the oldest in her class.
My concern is that during her preschool years, she will be “on target” as far as her class is concerned, but behind agewise. For example, her classmates are learning the alphabet and practicing their counting. Ummm, she mastered that over a year ago. I realize that repetition is great, but have decided that from here out, school will be used as a review, and her learning will be done after school. At home. With me. That’s right, I’m joining the ranks of those who “afterschool.” Afterschooling is exactly what it sounds like – additional schooling done after school hours. I always knew I’d be doing this, but thought it would come later – you know, when I found her history classes lacking. But apparently, the time is now.
Now, I’ve always worked with her, I think I’m just going to have to step it up a notch. I will not try to teach her the pythagorean theorm or explain photosynthesis, but we will definitely be working on letter and number recogntion, counting units, etc.
I’ve made her some flash cards while at work today, so we’ll start with those – maybe do a letter of the week type deal, and then move on to numbers. After that? I’m not sure.
So, for you seasoned parents/aunties/uncles/teachers out there, I’ve got a few questions.
Do you supplement what your child is taught in school? Do you homeschool? Is your routine structured or are you more laid back? Do you make up your curriculum or subscribe to a certain packaged curriculum? What “should” a three year old know?
Thanks in advance for any help/comments/suggestions you can provide.