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Tips & Tricks: Getting Started & Preschool Schedule

I noticed a lot of people on Facebook where asking about how to get started with homeschooling and what people do for their toddlers. In Texas, it’s very simple. You just send a letter or email to your child’s school letting them know you are withdrawing your child with the intent of homeschooling. Then begin homeschooling. Every state has different laws of what needs to be taught and what you need to do as far as testing. This website is very helpful for information by state. You’ll need to get a curriculum that you feel will be a good fit for your family. There are religious and secular (non-religious) curriculums. I have chosen Timberdoodle. They are a hands-on curriculum, offer both religious and non, you can customize your kits and they even have a scheduler to help you know what needs to get done each week.


Here is what we do for preschool. I did these myself; it’s not Timberdoodle. These are the games I used or made. 

Monday: books (she picks one and 1 about letters), game based on letters, 2 workbook pages (letters and line work), practice writing and art (about the letter of the week)

Tuesday: 4 workbook pages (on letters and line work), practice writing, she picks a game

Wednesday: books (she picks one and 1 about shapes/colors), game based on shapes or colors, 2 workbook pages (shapes/colors and line work), practice writing and art (use shapes to form a picture that starts with the letter of the week)

Thursday: 4 workbook pages (on shapes/colors and line work), practice writing, she picks a game

Friday: books (she picks one and 1 about numbers), game based on numbers, 2 workbook pages (numbers and line work), practice writing and art (about the number of the week)


Nothing really intense; she thinks everything is a game. Only takes about 45 minuets Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday takes less since not as much is done. I tried to have breaks in between the work but my daughter hates to stop doing school so we don’t take any breaks now. 

Art is really easy. I draw block letters and numbers on construction paper. We either color them and then glue yarn on the outline or use pretty tape, or glue bits of ripped paper on it. For shapes and colors I cut out the shapes first then outline them on construction paper in the shape of something that starts with the same letter as our letter of the week. She gets to glue the shapes in place.




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