Preschool and homeschool seemed to go hand in hand until I realized how crazy those things are put together as one.
I mean have you ever seen toddlers at home?
Leaving behind destruction of all rooms and (once upon a time) clear walls.
Have you ever seen toddlers at preschool?
Leaving destruction to all rooms and (once upon a time) clear walls.
So just imagine a former third grade teacher becoming a teacher to her offspring, not knowing where to start or end.
I pretty much could not get through one Grayson Preschool Academy day without having to raise my voice a minimal of 10 times out of frustration from one (or two) of my children doing flips through my lessons.
I thought what was best, was for me to jam pack our two hours of designated school time with three million activities, so that we could maximize our time and have a blast.
So of course that didn’t work.
I was left exhausted and frustrated.
The kids overstimulated and over worked.
So I felt as if I wasn’t teaching much of anything. I was so busy keeping them busy that at times we were both miserable. (More times than not)
Until I realized that less is more.
When I began to keep our days simple, then I began to be less stressed, the kids more happy, and the couple of activities that I planned to teach them I saw were more than enough to have them “get it”!