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I love planning educational activities for my children. Since my older daughter is in grade four, she has a more structured curriculum. However, with my youngest daughter starting kindergarten, I have begun to plan some more structured activities for her. While I like to follow her lead for certain activities, I do like to plan out some basic learning objectives for each day.

I don’t want to overwhelm my daughter with a lot of structured learning time, so I plan a few “themes” to span over the entire month. From these themes, I’ll schedule 2 – 3 activities per day, as well as do a lesson from the book: Teach Your Child How to Read in 100 Easy LessonsI also ensure that she has large blocks of time open for play and free exploration.

Within this post, you’ll find our focal points for the month. You will also find links to any of activities that I have found online. Plus, if you sign up for Deliberate Homeschooling’s newsletter, you can download a printable calendar of all these activities PLUS you’ll be notified when new calendars are ready!

Are you excited yet?! I know I am! Here’s what’s planned for September!
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FOCUS POINTS

THEME FOR THE MONTH: About me

INVESTIGATE: Apples, Bananas

NUMBERS: 1, 2

LETTERS: A, B

COLOURS: Red

CELEBRATIONS: Grandparent’s Day

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

 

WEEK 1

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY:

WEEK 2

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

  • Start making our alphabet book; write the letter “A”.
  • Apple art – draw or paint a picture of an apple

FRIDAY

Take a look at this September kindergarten planning (also suitable for preschool). Includes links to preschool activities, crafts, and recommended books!

WEEK 3

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • Sing: Apples and Bananas
  • Provide “B” playdough placemat and make a B shape (download is in the Subscriber Library)

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

  • Watch and do “B” video on Starfall
  • Have a letter scavenger hunt (try to find A’s and B’s); letter printable is in the subscriber’s library

FRIDAY

  • Read: Tikki, Tikki, Tembo
  • Research the meaning of our names in a name book
  • Practice writing our names

WEEK 4

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • Go for a neighbourhood walk
  • Discuss where we live in relation to other buildings and landmarks
  • Draw or paint a picture of our home

WEDNESDAY

  • Practice writing the number two
  • Bake a cake (look at numbers in the recipe)
  • Play “birthday party” use birthday bin items

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

So there you have it! A full month of learning and fun for a preschool or kindergarten child! Feel free to use any or all of these activities in your homeschool plans for September. Also, if you want the downloadable calendar listing all of these activities, simply subscribe to my newsletter and it’s yours!

Reflect:

Do you plan some structured activities for your children? What kind of activities do you like to do?

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Jennifer Bly is the creator of The Deluxe Alphabet Card Set. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for homeschooling updates and inspiration.

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of Deliberate Homeschooling, The Deliberate Mom and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about her homeschooling journey and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
 
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