Here’s what we’ll be doing beginning on September 3rd. While I had the best of intentions to school through the summer, that didn’t happen…we have just been too busy!
Thing One (Kindergarten)
Bible: The Geek is continuing to read through the Bible with the boys each morning after breakfast using CPH’s The Story Bible. We sometimes add in a craft or activity to go with the story. But, at this point, it is really all about daily exposure to the Bible and prayer with and for the boys.
Math: Math-U-See, finishing up Primer & then on to Alpha!
Phonics/Reading/Spelling: Primary Art of Language (PAL) Program
I hope this is good. I’ve been stressing over a phonics/reading/spelling program and finally settled on trying this one because I really like IEW’s various writing curricula for 3rd & up (we use IEW at our Co-Op). IEW has their own Reading portion and then adds in AAR about 1/3 into the K-2nd program…after 31 lessons I believe.
We also read lot of books aloud and do activities (often covering lots of core skills) to go along with them from various printables I find through bloggers or make myself.
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting K
Science/Geography/Social Studies: We’re continuing our Animal Habitats based off of All About Animals of the World, with some other resources added in, like something special for Penguins. We’re also doing some Beginning Geography. I have a whole list of science topics I’d like to cover with him this year from space to bugs. I don’t have one specific place I am gathering from though.
Art: Various projects that go with other topics.
Fall Co-Op Classes:
Under the Sea Marine Life
We do a lot other than strictly following curriculum. But these are the base for our major subjects. And we PLAY A LOT. Because playing is learning too!
Thing Two (Tot/PreK)
He’ll be 3 in November…
Besides joining in on lots of Big Brother’s activities, he’ll be continuing to use COAH’s LOTW (and some of the K4 that he’s ready for already!), which I LOVE. I’ll also be making some of my own fun activities for him through the year and SHARING them as well! I’ve got a list…it’ll be so fun to create thing I know he’ll love!
What are you planning on for the coming year? Hop over to the iHomeschool Network’s Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop to share your own choices and see what other families around the blogosphere are up to!