I got the Sonlight Kindergarten curriculum, but now I am wishing I had gone with First grade. So, I am supplementing with some other stuff (while trying not to spend any more money!). I made a plan for January and will do my best to stick with it for the whole month and then adjust as necessary.
Here are some not-so-great shots of my organization. If I had waited to do it better, it would not get done and I really benefit from looking back at the processes we try.
|Each week has a folder with the plan and any looses papers. All the necessary books are also in here.|
|View from the top.|
|Inside the folder with the planning sheet.|
|Close-up of planning page (got it from here).|
|All the books.|
|Luke will just stick around with us and do what he can. I am also browsing this book for some ideas for him.|
Explode the Code Vol. 1 +2
Hooked on Spelling
I can Read It! Book 2
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Junior, with books
Printables from Education.com for money, counting in evens and odds and other math related topics.
The Magic School Bus: The Secrets of Space (got this as a Christmas present and it has 11 projects teaching about space).
I love this site for nature activities appropriate to the time of year, Nature Detectives.
So far, I am just going to stick with reading for this. We have a lot of good books for History. We'll start with The Apple and the Arrow. I'll try to add artist studies when I find a good (free!) resource.
I am also going to alternate poetry with I Heard the Good News Today (stories of heroes of the faith)- 2 days a week for each.
We will read Dr. Dolittle and if I find some activities to go along, we'll add them.
Sean will have P.E. once a week through May (I am so thankful for our Rec Center!).
We'll also have circle time every morning where we will do Bible reading, work on memorizing scripture, calendar and weather charting.
It's seems like a lot, but like I said, we'll work at at it for the month and tweak as we need to.