Preschooling at Home: Heart Issues and Practical Matters

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ometimes big milestones just sneak up on me. Case in point: recently, it dawned on me that our little big girl is now old enough to go to preschool.I think that means I have to stop calling her a toddler and start calling her a preschooler. Weird.

Then I thought, welp, better do something pre-K-ish this fall.

Since we are planning to homeschool her come kindergarten, it didn’t seem to make much sense (to us) to send her someplace else for pre-K. Which then brought the realization that if any preschooling was going to happen, I would be the one doing it. Hmm.

Enter Pandora’s box of educational anxiety.

What would I do? How structured would we be? What could I reasonably expect from a not-quite 3 ½ year-old? How much time and effort was this going to take? In doing pre-K at home, would she miss out on key experiences?

And perhaps most importantly, what on earth was I going to do with the little tornado (see below) while all of the grand learning was taking place?

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Seasoned moms, you may now laugh at all of my over-thinking of preschool.

(And then please tell me what to do with the baby).

The irony in all of my nervous questions is that I am a former high school teacher. I enjoyed teaching grades 9-12 for six years. And I look forward to homeschooling my kids for as long as Hubs and I feel it’s what God is calling our family to.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t heart issues to sift through and practical matters to sort out as we begin.

I haven’t landed on final plans, here is what’s been percolating in my mind over the summer. Some of what I’ve found in my heart isn’t awesome, but I suppose the sooner I sort out truth vs. junk, the better.

**I’m over at Day2Day Joys today! Join me to read the rest! :) **

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Jenn is the mommy of two small children, one obese cat and wife to the Hubs. She enjoys making pretty things out of random bits, painting furniture, filling her home with guests. She is not afraid to lead a one-woman crusade against the rampant overuse of the apostrophe.