Preschool Corner: preschool on the go

 

 

This will probably be my last preschool corner post for a few weeks because we’ll be traveling soon, and so here’s my plans for traveling and learning on the go:

 

And PS: the pictures have nothing to do with the post, they’re just random pictures I liked because they’re cute.

 

Geography

 

We’re driving from Texas to Southern California, so we’ll pass through New Mexico and Arizona.  I’ll put pictures up as we go through, but here’s what the kids will be putting together for their geography studies as we travel:

Arizona State Symbols

Information and pictures for this came from this site: Arizona Secretary of State for Kids.  And can I just say I love when states have information for the kids  on their website, and I LOVE it even more when they have coloring pages or anything like that.

 

New Mexico

 

006 And information and many of the pictures came from the New Mexico Secretary of State for Kids.  And as a random comment, I’d have to say the Uncle Ben’s Guide to the Federal Government page on the US website is AWESOME!  I used that back when I was teaching second grade for the kids to learn about the U.S. government.

 

So, they’ll be doing those.  I’m going to look up some books on those states in our public library to find some good ones.  I’ll probably also be picking up some ones on Tombstone and Grand Canyon while we’re going to them.  Maybe one on Santa Fe as well……..  I’m a sucker for a good kid’s book.  If you want to see what we  did on California earlier check here.

 

Math and Handwriting

 

005 I plan to use some leftover preschool workbooks which the kids are mostly beyond to refine some skills and to work on their handwriting.  These should be mostly ones they can do on their own.  I’ve also printed off a bunch from the Learning Page from their insect theme (some of which I’m going to have to reprint because it got all screwy while printing a bunch of them).

 

Reading

 

008 I’m going to bring some of the books I’ve printed out from Reading A to Z for them to keep practicing on.  My goal is for them to read an “easy” one in the morning and a more difficult one in the afternoon.  We’ll see if I stick to this.

 

 

 

Science

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  We plan to go to the  San Diego Zoo (which I am SO stoked about) and an aquarium in Phoenix, AZ (anyone else find an aquarium in the middle of a desert hilarious?)

 

I’m debating about bringing our science book with us to read more about bugs or just letting that part be.

 

 

 

For more great posts about what kids are learning in pre-school head on over to Homeschool Creations.

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15 thoughts on “Preschool Corner: preschool on the go

  1. I love how organized you seem to be before your trip. I'm always so busy packing clothes, cleaning out the car, etc that the projects I want to take with us fall short. I love driving across country so much; you're really making me want to take trip!

  2. I can't wait to hear about your trip! We went to the San Diego zoo a few years ago; it was fantastic! Are you going to Legoland? I think that is in San Diego. We haven't been there, but I have heard great things about it. So, since you are going to CA, something tells me that you may be the secret blogger that another blogger (I'll try to keep the secret and not mention any names here) is hoping to meet. If so, that is cool! Have a great trip! How are you keeping the kids occupied in the car? I panic if we drive longer than an hour with the kids in the car. This is funny because I always went on road trips when I was a kid. We drove from MA to Seattle, WA one year. That seems insane to me now that I have kids. This is the longest comment ever.

  3. So jealous! Can we meet up with you?! So daring to make a long distance trip like that. I wish my husband was on board with things like that. Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see all the pictures and I have a feeling I know who you will be meeting as well! 😉

  4. Your trip sounds great!! I love the printables you made for the kids, you always do such a great job with them. Maybe bring the science book or at least a laptop to look up things if the kids ask questions, otherwise I'd probably just make sure they looked really close while you were in the zoo. Have fun!

  5. So, I'm disgusted with my computer – I have to go back and forth between programs to leave comments right now and i read your awesome cricket post in one program, and the other program says that post doesn't even exist in your blog. Hmmm!anyway, wanted to say that you are an awesome mom and I love what you did with the crickets! And I'm glad you didn't refrigerate the caterpillars – they seem to be pretty fragile. Our first batch last year arrived dead because they sat outside in the mailbox for an hour…(it was GA and it WAS hot, but hey, I didn't know when they were coming and i had to go our for 1 measly hour…)

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