OK, so I’ve decided on what curriculum I want to use for Kindergarten. While I researched all the resources out there (there are a TON..really…a TON) I realized some of the seasoned homeschooler’s would have different companies provide curriculum for different subjects and a few even made their own. While this sounds lovely, I am guessing they knew to be that specific because they had experience and really knew their child’s best way to learn. So, to make the first year as easy and successful as possible I decided to do one main curriculum that covers every subject.
I chose: http://www.mfwbooks.com/.”
Levi and I both liked what this curriculum offered, and that every subject was included. I think, for the first year, the more simple the better. However, I am adding a couple extra classes because they are of particular interest to Ayden and I just liked them. I may not use them, I may use them all- I have no clue (but that’s what is great)! For bible class we are doing Grape Vine Studies- they use stick figures to teach the stories of the bible! The kids draw stick figures as well, and so do I! I thought it looked awesome. You can find more about it here: http://www.grapevinestudies.com/
For Art Class I really like this by Erica at “Confessions of a Homeschooler.” http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2011/06/worlds-greatest-artists-unit-study.html It’s free, and looks super interesting!
And for US History and Geography I am using Erica’s USA Road Trip Curriculum! http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/u-s-geography
I really suggest looking at all these, for you if you are considering homeschooling or if you just love the kids and want in on what they will be studying (well..Ayden atleast). Can’t wait to get all my supplies and organize everything!
And on a sweet/fun note: I noticed today that Ayden loves teaching Michaiah things, like how to pet the dog. I hope, as we homeschool, Ayden keeps enjoying being a tutor (per say) to M, and also realizes how well you can LEARN by teaching. I know I”m learning a heck of a lot and I haven’t even started lol!
Next up on the to do: technology. We have the Nook Color and they have a ton of resources as well. Levi and I will be researching the best tablet resources, and what kind of things we might need to get in the near future. Stay tuned!