I have been wanting to post about this for SO long, it is amazing how fast time goes by. I also had a couple other posts drafted from before September entitled, "Curriculum Overload," and another about discussing some specific curriculum but those didn't get published either. ;) I may bring them back at some point!
Here is the curriculum we have chosen for Kindergarten for BabyBoy this year! (so far ;) some might change :) one good thing is that if you don't like something you are using, you can change it!)
All About Spelling*
Math U See - Alpha
A Reason for Handwriting
1. Book borrowed from a friend that has chronological Bible stories and while you tell the story the littles
draw pictures or build playdough to remind them what the stories are about.
2. Memory Verses
Galloping The Globe
Eat Your Way Around The World
Discovering God's Creation
(goes along with Galloping The Globe) (I purchased teacher's manual and student workbook from
Christianbook dot com for $24.95 but doesn't appear to be available at many retailers right now.)
7. Reading Time
We choose random books that we already have in our little library.
Here is what I keep hearing from other moms who have homeschooled from Kindergarten:
As long as you are doing Language Arts and Math, you are good. Don't feel like you are not doing enough. You can't mess up Kindergarten. :)
Here is how I feel so far:
I feel like I should be doing more crafts, (hands on) science, I would like to get more great longer books for him to be able to read to me/us/by himself.
I created this schedule before we began our first day of our first year homeschooling. ;)
(all of the in between times would be Little's school time of the same subject BabyBoy just finished, together for Bible and science/geography with activities applicable per age)
Next post will be how I feel about each one and this schedule so far! :)
Feel free to throw out any thoughts on curricula and schedule. Be kind! :) I would love to have an open conversation where we can all discuss what we're using, might want to use, or advice you seasoned homeschooling mamas have for us rookies! :) And we can continue discussing with the next post more on specifics after I share more in depth how I feel about these curricula so far!
Our School Room :)
(They're so cute! And proud of their little desks and space! ;))
*All About Spelling link is an affiliate link, I love the program and would love if you bought through us! Would help us purchase more curriculum :)