Well, I’ve done it. I made the leap from full-time working mama to partially SAHM while contracting some work on the side. Is life busy and more physically taxing than before? Yes. Am I loving every second of it? Mostly. 🙂
Working full time was too expensive. Financially, it was okay in that I made more than what daycare costs for 2 littles. The true expense, however, was time with my kids. The years are short and numbered before they go into “big kid” school. I felt that precious time slipping away with so few “quality” hours to show for it.
While I’m a marketer by trade, I truly believe that every parent has the ability to teach on a preschool level. It just takes a little planning and a lot of Pinteresting.
I couldn’t find a lesson plan that was formatted to fit exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to create one. [Reality check: I know my limits and I know that I tend to go all in with enthusiasm when I first start something. My ugly perfectionist side starts to show and I have to have everything planned and perfect. It’s the marketer in me. I generally set myself up for failure, however, because I overshoot. My goals are unattainable or the volume of details are too daunting. When it comes to teaching my kids, I’m aiming for doable and pleasant.]
This weekly lesson plan printable allows me to plan some content in the bottom section and pencil it in on the days of the week. Other lesson plans have spaces for each day of the week and activity type, which made me feel like I had to commit to a certain amount of things on certain days. This flexible space that I set up at the bottom allows me to loosely plan activities for our week and fill them in on the days I think we will do them.
The top includes a space for memory Bible verse of the week. We don’t do a great job around here of memory verses, so I thought I would try to include it as part of our weekly learning. For example, this week’s theme is “All About Me: My Body” and our verse is Psalm 139:13-14.
Let me know in the comments if you think this template works for you or if you’d like to see any changes!
Happy learning 🙂